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Blood Simple.
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7.7 IMDB rating

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Dan Hedaya

Dan Hedaya

Julian Marty
M. Emmet Walsh

M. Emmet Walsh

Private Detective Loren Visser
Samm-Art Williams

Samm-Art Williams

Meurice
Deborah Neumann

Deborah Neumann

Debra
Raquel Gavia

Raquel Gavia

Landlady
Van Brooks

Van Brooks

Man from Lubbock


Written by
Joel Coen

Joel Coen

(written by) and
Ethan Coen

Ethan Coen

(written by)


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A good movie

10 months, 3 weeks ago at Oct 7 20:56
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I had actually already seen this flick but it was ages ago so it definitely needed a re-watch. The most impressive thing about this directing debut was to see that the Coen brothers had their own style right from the very beginning. I mean, right from the very first minutes, with this very sarcastic voice-over, they established their very own tone and style, and 30 years later, they still have thi... read more
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Description: Abby is cheating on her saloonkeeper husband, Marty. The object of her affections is Ray, one of Marty's bartenders. Marty hires Visser, 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-fill ... (more)
Release date: 18 January 1985
UPC: 025192142529
Thriller (14), Crime (12), Murder (10), Drama (7), Neo Noir (7), Gun (7), 1980s (6), Mystery (6), Rainstorm (6), Bullet (5), Shovel (5), Nightmare (5), Adultery (5), 1984 (4), Buried Alive (4), Usa (3), (3), Neon Sign (2), Mirror (2), Wisecrack Humor (2)
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"24.08.2015 "If you point a gun at someone, you'd better make sure you shoot him, and if you shoot him you'd better make sure he's dead, because if he isn't then he's gonna get up and try to kill you." I love the Coen brothers. They are two of my all time favorite directors, but for some reason i have never gotten around to watching this one until now. I can't believe it took me that long. This was a great, pulpy crime film. This is the Coen's first film and they already showed that they knew w"


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A good movie

“I had actually already seen this flick but it was ages ago so it definitely needed a re-watch. The most impressive thing about this directing debut was to see that the Coen brothers had their own style right from the very beginning. I mean, right from the very first minutes, with this very sarcastic voice-over, they established their very own tone and style, and 30 years later, they still have this unique touch which is quite remarkable. Since they were just starting, the scale was rather small, you just had a handful of characters, and, to be honest, the story was a little too pedestrian but, like I said before, they were above all interested in the mood and they definitely succeeded in this area. The other interesting thing about this flick is how they created no character who seemed sma” read more

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"Above Ray's bed is a copy of Mel Ellis' novel "This Mysterious River," which is about a petty crime that begins simply but eventually spirals out of control. While M. Emmet Walsh's character is named "Loren Visser" in the screenplay, his character is never actually named in the film (his cigarette lighter has "Loren" written on it), and he is listed as "Private Investigator" in the credits. The title is based on a phrase from the Dashiell Hammett novel 'Red Harvest', in which "blood simple" "


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