Barton Fink (1991)

8.33 / Rated by 3 people

117 min.
Plot  In 1941, Barton Fink's first Broadway play, ''Bare Ruined Choirs'', has achieved critical and popular success. His agent informs him that Capitol Pictures in Hollywood has offered him a thousand dollars per week to write film scripts. Barton hesitates, worried that moving to California would separate him from "the common man", his focus as a writer. He accepts the offer, however, and checks into the Hotel Earle, a large and unusually deserted building. His room is sparse and draped in subdued colors; its only decoration is a small painting of a woman on the beach, arm raised to block the sun.

In his first meeting with Capitol Pictures boss Jack Lipnick, Barton explains that he chose the Earle because he wants lodging that is (as Lipnick says) "less Hollywood". Lipnick promises that his only concern is Barton's writing ability and assigns his new employee to a wrestling film. Back in his room, however, Barton is unable to write. He is distracted by sounds coming from the room n...



John Turturro
Barton Fink
John Goodman
Charlie Meadows
Michael Lerner
Jack Lipnick
Judy Davis
Audrey Taylor
John Mahoney
W. P. Mayhew
Tony Shalhoub
Ben Geisler
Jon Polito
Lou Breeze
Richard Portnow
Detective Mastrionotti
Christopher Murney
Detective Deutsch
Meagen Fay
Poppy Carnahan
Frances McDormand
Voice of stage actress (voice only) (uncredited)
Barry Sonnenfeld
Page (uncredited)
Max Grodénchik
Clapper Boy


All Titles

Barton Fink
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




Bultan rated Barton Fink (1991) with 8.0 stars / 23.02.2015

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