History Film / RaisingArizona

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.
2nd Jan '17 12:11:06 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* AssholeVictim: Subverted. We initially think Nathan Arizona is this, and his early dialogue suggests a potential BigBad. When [[spoiler: HI and Ed return his son]] he realises they took him. He refuses to call the cops, genuinely thanks them, and offers them [[PetTheDog uplifting advice]] on starting a family of their own.
** Played straight with Glen, who absolutely deserves the punch in the face he gets.

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* AssholeVictim: Subverted. We initially think Nathan Arizona is this, and his early dialogue suggests a potential BigBad. When [[spoiler: HI and Ed return his son]] he realises they took him. He refuses to call the cops, genuinely thanks them, and offers them [[PetTheDog uplifting advice]] on starting a family of their own.
own. So, earlier in and throughout the movie, Nathan Sr. can qualify as a HeroAntagonist, while Leonard Smalls is the true BigBad.
** Played straight with Glen, [[BadBoss Glen]], who absolutely deserves the punch in the face he gets.



* BadassBiker: Leonard Smalls, to a supernatural degree.

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* BadassBiker: Leonard Smalls, to a [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane supernatural degree.degree]].
* BadBoss: Glen, HI's supervisor.



* {{Corpsing}}: In the scene where Hi, Ed and Dot are sitting at the picnic table discussing raising a healthy baby, Creator/FrancesMcDormand suddenly shouts at an off-camera child actor to take his sister's diaper off his head. Holly Hunter is visibly startled by this and either because of McDormand's line delivery or by this being an unexpected ad-lib, can be seen struggling to compose herself and hide a smile behind her hands.

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* {{Corpsing}}: In the scene where Hi, Ed and Dot are sitting at the picnic table discussing raising a healthy baby, Creator/FrancesMcDormand suddenly shouts at an off-camera child actor to take his sister's diaper off his head. Holly Hunter is visibly startled by this and either because of McDormand's [=McDormand=]'s line delivery or by this being an unexpected ad-lib, can be seen struggling to compose herself and hide a smile behind her hands.



* HeroAntagonist: Nathan Arizona is this all along, his initial angry reaction to his son's kidnapping is completely [[JerkassHasAPoint justified]] [[AngerBornOfWorry due]] [[PapaWolf to]] AdultFear. When Smalls volunteered to find Nathan Jr., Nathan Sr. refuses as Smalls is ObviouslyEvil and initially deduced he is his son's kidnapper, which ironically Smalls intends to do to sell him on the black market after being accused for something he has not done ''yet''.



* MagicalRealism: Definitely. The plot is centered around a fairly mundane love story/kidnapping scheme, but it also involves a bounty hunter who may or may not be a demon from Hell.[[note]]According to HI, "...he was the fury that would be as soon as Florence Arizona found her little Nathan gone."[[/note]] And then there's Hi's tendency to have prophetic and/or clairvoyant dreams, which he doesn't seem to consider unusual.

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* MagicalRealism: MagicalRealism / MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Definitely. The plot is centered around a fairly mundane love story/kidnapping scheme, but it also involves a bounty hunter who may or may not be a demon from Hell.[[note]]According to HI, "...he was the fury that would be as soon as Florence Arizona found her little Nathan gone."[[/note]] And then there's Hi's tendency to have prophetic and/or clairvoyant dreams, which he doesn't seem to consider unusual.


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* SumgSnake: Glen.
17th Dec '16 3:44:09 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* EarlyBirdCameo: H.I. works for [[Film/TheHudsuckerProxy Hudsucker Industries]].
17th Dec '16 3:37:25 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* {{Corpsing}}: In the scene where Hi, Ed and Dot are sitting at the picnic table discussing raising a healthy baby, Creator/FrancesMcDormand suddenly shouts at an off-camera child actor to take his sister's diaper off his head. Holly Hunter is visibly startled by this and either because of McDormand's line delivery or by this being an unexpected ad-lib, can be seen struggling to compose herself and hide a smile behind her hands.


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** The cell block that H.I. is brought into every time he has been arrested and sent to jail is Cell Block 2, which is in Central Unit at Arizona State Prison Complex-Florence. It is also the same cell block that Skip and Harry are imprisoned at in ''Film/StirCrazy''.
** As Hi watches the sun rise on day one with baby Nathan Jr. He says, "Sometimes it's a hard world for the little things". This is taken from Rachel Cooper's observation in ''Film/TheNightOfTheHunter'' - "It's a hard world for the little things"
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