1949, Santa Rosa, California. A laconic, chain-smoking barber with fallen arches tells a story of a man trying to escape a humdrum life. It’s a tale of suspected adultery, blackmail, foul play, death, Sacramento city slickers, racial slurs, invented war heroics, shaved legs, a gamine piano player, aliens, and Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle. Ed Crane cuts hair in his in-law’s shop; his wife drinks and may be having an affair with her boss, Big Dave, who has $10,000 to invest in a second department store. Ed gets wind of a chance to make money in dry cleaning. Blackmail and investment are his opportunity to be more than a man no one notices. Settle in the chair and listen.
|Tagline:||The last thing on his mind is murder.|
|Cast:||Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, Gregg Binkley, James Gandolfini, Jon Polito, Michael Badalucco, Richard Jenkins, Scarlett Johansson, Tony Shalhoub|
|Director:||Donald Murphy, Joel Coen|
|Country:||United Kingdom, USA|