Raising Arizona (1987)

7.5 / Rated by 4 people

94 min.
Plot  Criminal Herbert I. "Hi" McDunnough (Nicolas Cage) and policewoman Edwina "Ed" (Holly Hunter) meet after she takes the mugshots of the recidivist. With continued visits, Hi learns that Ed's fiancé has left her. Hi proposes to her after his latest release from prison, and the two get married. They move into a desert mobile home, and Hi gets a job in a machine shop. They want to have children, but Ed discovers that she is infertile. Due to Hi's criminal record, they cannot adopt a child. The couple learns of the "Arizona Quints," sons of locally famous furniture magnate Nathan Arizona (Trey Wilson); Hi and Ed kidnap one of the five babies, whom they believe to be Nathan Junior.

Hi and Ed return home and are soon visited by Hi's prison buddies, Gale and Evelle Snoats (John Goodman and William Forsythe), who have just escaped from prison. Under the brothers' influence, Hi is tempted to return to his felonious ways. Their problems get worse when Hi's supervisor, Glen (Sam McMurray)...



Nicolas Cage
Herbert "H.I."/"Hi" McDunnough
Holly Hunter
Edwina "Ed" McDunnough
Trey Wilson
Nathan Arizona Sr.
John Goodman
Gale Snoats
William Forsythe
Evelle Snoats
Randall 'Tex' Cobb
Leonard Smalls
Warren Keith
Younger FBI Agent
M. Emmet Walsh
Machine Shop Ear-Bender


All Titles

Raising Arizona
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




montbravo rated Raising Arizona (1987) with 8.0 stars / 26.09.2015

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