DVD 104 mins IMDB
R (Restricted)
The Ladykillers
Buena Vista (2004)
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Seen It:
Comedy, Crime
USA  /  English

Irma P. Hall Marva Munson
Tom Hanks Professor G.H. Dorr
Ryan Hurst Lump Hudson
Tzi Ma The General
J.K. Simmons Garth Pancake
Marlon Wayans Gawain MacSam
Diane Delano Mountain Girl
George Wallace Sheriff Wyner
John McConnell Deputy Sheriff
Jason Weaver Weemack Funthes

Director Alexander Mackendrick; Joel Coen
Producer Barry Sonnenfeld; Joel Coen
Writer Joel Coen; Ethan Coen
Cinematography Roger Deakins
Musician Carter Burwell

The Ladykillers portrays how famous burglar Professor G.H. Dorr (Tom Hanks) and his gang plot to steal an old lady's home. Professor G.H. Dorr appears as a refined person, despite his occupation, and his fondness of Edgar Alan Poe is the main identifying feature of the movie. The robbery, however, is just a backdrop to the movie's main purpose. The sequence of events following the attempt to rob the old lady, and the almost impossibly unfortunate consequences thereof, are part of the identification of the movie with Poe's work, which is its main highlight. References are everywhere, from citations of Poe's work to slight references inserted between the scenes to the obvious and explicit raven. Everything converges, eventually, to an equally Poe-ish ending.

Edition Details
Distributor Walt Disney Video
Barcode 786936239492
Region Region 1
Release Date 9/7/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3, Pan & Scan)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish; English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital 5.1 [French]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1

Scene Access Deleted Scenes DVD-Rom Content