O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
George Clooney Everett Ulysses McGill
John Turturro Pete
Tim Blake Nelson Delmar
Charles Durning Pappy O'Daniel
John Goodman Big Dan Teague
Michael Badalucco George Nelson
Holly Hunter Penny
Stephen Root Radio Station Man
Chris Thomas King Tommy Johnson
Wayne Duvall Homer Stokes
Del Pentecost Junior O'Daniel
J.R. Horne Pappy's Staff
Frank Collison
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Adventure; Crime; Music
Director Joel Coen; Ethan Coen
Producer Tim Bevan; John Cameron
Writer Homer; Ethan Coen
Studio Buena Vista [U.S.]; Touchstone
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 1 hr 46 mins
Country USA
Color Color
The writing, directing, and producing team of Joel Coen and Ethan Coen created this picaresque comedy (inspired in part by Homer's The Odyssey ) set in the Deep South during the Depression. Suave and fancy-talking Everett Ulysses McGill ( George Clooney ), dim-witted Delmar ( Tim Blake Nelson ), and easily-excitable Pete ( John Turturro ) are serving time together on a prison chain gang. Everett knows where $1.2 million is hidden that's theirs for the taking, and the three manage to escape; however, a stranger soon warns them that they'll find treasure, but not the sort they're looking for. As Everett and his partners hit the road, they happen upon a gluttonous bible salesman, Big Dan Teague ( John Goodman ); meet up with Baby Face Nelson ( Michael Badalucco ) as he robs a bank; encounter three Sirens doing their washing; run into Everett's estranged wife Penny ( Holly Hunter ), who has told everyone her husband was killed in a train wreck; find themselves in the middle of a heated campaign between political boss Pappy O'Daniel ( Charles Durning ), and reformist candidate Homer Stokes ( Wayne Duvall ); and even find time to make a hit record as The Soggy Bottom Boys. Noted songwriter T-Bone Burnett helped compile the songs (combining vintage country blues tunes with originals in the same style), while Carter Burwell composed the background score. Incidentally, the title O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a reference to the classic Preston Sturges comedy Sullivan's Travels , in which a director plans to make a serious "message picture" with that name. — Mark Deming
Personal Details
My Rating 8
Seen It Yes
Index 500
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 9/9/03
Purchase Price $10.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 004
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, dual layer
UPC 786936144758
Chapters 24
Release Date 9/1/03
Subtitles Spanish; English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
English Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Exclusive Behing-The-Scenes Featurette
"Painting With Pixels," The Groundbreaking Digital Post-Production Process
Script To Storyboard To Final Scene Comparisons
"I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow" Music Video
Animated Menus
Theatrical Trailer