History Film / RaisingArizona

17th Sep '17 12:57:00 PM Geoduck
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* BottomlessMagazines: The policeman chasing H.I. after the latter's attempted store-robbery. Conversely, in the same sequence, a store clerk is shown re-loading his shotgun.


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** And the driver of the pickup whose vehicle H.I. sort-of carjacks during the chase scene.


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* RecklessGunUsage: During the chase sequence, the police and at least two store clerks start blasting away at H.I, no matter how many random civilians might be in range.
3rd Aug '17 10:00:05 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* CodeName:

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* CodeName:CodeName: Subverted by the StupidCrooks Gale and Evelle.



-->'''Gale''': Oh yeah, right.
-->'''Evelle''': Y'all hear that? We're using code names!

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-->'''Gale''': Oh yeah, right.
yeah... Right.
-->'''Evelle''': Y'all hear that? We're using We's usin' code names!



* [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Did You Just Blow Up Cthulhu?]]



* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Averted; Leonard Smalls' tattoo reads "Mama Didn't Love Me."
* FreudianExcuse: The Biker's tattoo reads "Momma didn't love me".
** He also carries a pair of baby shoes hanging off his belt. Make of that what you will.

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* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Averted; Inverted. Leonard Smalls' tattoo reads "Mama Didn't Love Me."
" It's part of the general theme of parenting.
* EvilIsPetty: Leonard Smalls is introduced using a shotgun and hand grenades to slaughter small animals he passes on the side of the road.
* FreudianExcuse: The Biker's tattoo reads "Momma didn't love me". \n** He also carries a pair of baby shoes hanging off his belt. Make belt, which are seen falling to the earth after he explodes. Smalls is apparently the embodiment of that what you will.happens to a child when parenting goes bad.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Telling Polack jokes to a cop named "Kowalski"? Bad idea. Also, Leonard Smalls is [[spoiler:blown up by his own grenades.]]

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: HoistByHisOwnPetard:
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Telling Polack jokes to a cop named "Kowalski"? Bad idea. idea.
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Also, Leonard Smalls is [[spoiler:blown up by his own grenades.]]



* MyBiologicalClockIsTicking:
-->"I want a baby, H.I.! They got more than they can handle."

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* MyBiologicalClockIsTicking:
-->"I
MyBiologicalClockIsTicking: "I want a baby, H.I.! They got more than they can handle."
27th Jun '17 8:21:12 AM papyru30
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* BigBad: Leonard Smalls, the biker searching for Nathan Junior.


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: We never find out what to all of the characters, Glen goes off to turn HI in, the Snoats are seen inside the car covered in paint, the Arizonas are reunited with their kid, and the McDonoughs are seen sleeping. HI's dream at the end doesn't tell the story of what actually happens, only what he wants to happen.]]
9th Apr '17 6:44:58 PM HBarnill
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* MostAnnoyingSound: Holly Hunter's over-exaggerated accent is absolutely (albeit intentionally) grating to listen to.
9th Apr '17 6:43:35 PM HBarnill
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* MostAnnoyingSound: Holly Hunter's over-exaggerated accent is absolutely (albeit intentionally) grating to listen to.
26th Mar '17 9:04:45 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Irony: Nathan Arizona keeps assuring people that what he said is true "or my name ain't Nathan Arizona!" Well, turns out, it's not his real name.

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* Irony: {{Irony}}: Nathan Arizona keeps assuring people that what he said is true "or my name ain't Nathan Arizona!" Well, turns out, it's not his real name.
21st Mar '17 4:34:32 PM nombretomado
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Creator/TheCoenBrothers' follow-up to ''Film/BloodSimple'', ''Raising Arizona'' (1987) begins with harmless criminal H.I. "Hi" [=McDunnough=] (NicolasCage) and police officer Edwina "Ed" (Holly Hunter) meeting and falling in love during a series of mug shots. They get married, settle down, and decide they want kids. There's one problem: Ed's infertile. They try adopting, but H.I.'s criminal past prevents this. Then, when all seems hopeless, an opportunity presents itself: Furniture magnate and local celebrity Nathan Arizona (Trey Wilson)'s wife gives birth to quintuplets. An off-handed remark about "having more than they can handle" gives H.I. and Ed the idea to kidnap one of the babies, and raise it as their own. So, H.I. sneaks in, and takes Nathan Jr. (we think), and that's when all hell breaks loose. First, H.I's prison buddies Gale (John Goodman) and Evelle (William Forsythe) break out, and hole up at their place. Then a demonic bounty hunter (Randall "Tex" Cobb) seems to spring from H.I.'s nightmares to pursue him. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And then he punches out his boss.]]

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Creator/TheCoenBrothers' follow-up to ''Film/BloodSimple'', ''Raising Arizona'' (1987) begins with harmless criminal H.I. "Hi" [=McDunnough=] (NicolasCage) (Creator/NicolasCage) and police officer Edwina "Ed" (Holly Hunter) meeting and falling in love during a series of mug shots. They get married, settle down, and decide they want kids. There's one problem: Ed's infertile. They try adopting, but H.I.'s criminal past prevents this. Then, when all seems hopeless, an opportunity presents itself: Furniture magnate and local celebrity Nathan Arizona (Trey Wilson)'s wife gives birth to quintuplets. An off-handed remark about "having more than they can handle" gives H.I. and Ed the idea to kidnap one of the babies, and raise it as their own. So, H.I. sneaks in, and takes Nathan Jr. (we think), and that's when all hell breaks loose. First, H.I's prison buddies Gale (John Goodman) and Evelle (William Forsythe) break out, and hole up at their place. Then a demonic bounty hunter (Randall "Tex" Cobb) seems to spring from H.I.'s nightmares to pursue him. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And then he punches out his boss.]]
6th Mar '17 7:36:07 PM marcoasalazarm
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* TooManyBabies: the Arizona quints.

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* TooManyBabies: the The Arizona quints.quints. Nathan stating this (and H.I. and Ed taking it literally) leads to the whole plot.


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* WouldHurtAChild: Or at least take him and sell him off on the black market. Either way, Leonard Smalls ''will'' get money out of finding Nathan Jr.
12th Feb '17 12:56:50 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** H.I. reluctantly signs his DearJohnLetter [[spoiler: Herbert]].

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** H.I. reluctantly signs his DearJohnLetter [[spoiler: Herbert]].Herbert.


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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Hi signing his name on his DearJohnLetter "Herbert."
3rd Jan '17 12:07:34 AM jeffreyloonychen
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* SumgSnake: Glen.

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* SumgSnake: SmugSnake: Glen.
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