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Blood Simple (1984)

Blood Simple
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(393 ratings)
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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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 (15), Crime (13), Murder (10), Gun (7), Drama (7), Rainstorm (6), Mystery (6), Neo Noir (6), 1980s (6), Shovel (5), Adultery (5), Bullet (5), Nightmare (5), Buried Alive (4), (3), 1984 (3), Usa (3), Bartender (2), Wisecrack Humor (2), Neon Sign (2)
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