This critically-acclaimed thriller set in rural Texas combines chilling suspense with offbeat humor to create an all-American version of the classic "film noir."
Abby (Frances McDormand) is cheating on her saloonkeeper husband, Marty (Dan Hedaya). The object of her affections is Ray (John Getz), one of Marty's bartenders. Marty hires Visser (M.Emmet Walsh), an unscrupulous detective, to kill them but Visser has other, more lucrative plans of his own. So begins a calculating round of double and triple crosses that build to a bloodcurdling, surprise-filled climax. It's an evil-minded masterpiece from the exciting team of Joel and Ethan Coen.
- Starring: Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, John Getz, M. Emmet Walsh, Samm-Art Williams
- Format: Color, DVD, NTSC, Widescreen
- Language: English
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85.1
- Number of Discs: 1
- Rating: R
- Label: Universal Studios
- Release Date: 09/18/2001
- Run Time: 96 minutes
- Catalogue #: 61021425
- Feature Commentary With Kenneth Loring Of Forever Young Films
- Cast and Filmmakers
- Production Notes