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Miller's Crossing

Miller's Crossing

Gabriel Byrne
Director: Joel Coen Cast: Gabriel Byrne
Gabriel Byrne
, Albert Finney
Albert Finney
, Marcia Gay Harden
Marcia Gay Harden
Joel Coen
Miller's Crossing

Miller's Crossing

Gabriel Byrne
Director: Joel Coen Cast: Gabriel Byrne
Gabriel Byrne
, Albert Finney
Albert Finney
, Marcia Gay Harden
Marcia Gay Harden
Joel Coen

Blu-ray (Color / Wide Screen / Wide Screen)

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For their third feature, Miller's Crossing (1990), Joel Coen and Ethan Coen focused their film-literate gaze on the gangster genre, blending it with the film noir legacy they first explored in Blood Simple (1984). Set during Prohibition, the film evokes 1930s gangster film classics and Dashiell Hammett novels in its portrayal of Irish and Italian gangsters and the conflict touched off between them by a complicated web of betrayals involving a sinister crime boss (Albert Finney), his right-hand man (Gabriel Byrne), and a glib bookie John Turturro. Barry Sonnenfeld's shadowy cinematography lends a somber cast to the events, while set pieces like the forest execution and a chandelier-splintering shoot-out to the strains of "Danny Boy" revel in the Coens' talent for combining violence, drama, and high style. Though a few dissenters viewed Miller's Crossing as all surface and no substance, critics were impressed by the strong cast -- especially Turturro and Finney -- and bravura technique, declaring that the Coens had fully come into their own as filmmakers. The writer's block the Coens reportedly suffered while working on the screenplay became fodder for their next film, Barton Fink (1991).

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Product Details

Release Date: 02/08/2022
UPC: 0715515268516
Original Release: 1990
Rating: R
Source: Criterion Collection
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:53:00
Sales rank: 3,488

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gabriel Byrne Tom Reagan
Albert Finney Leo
Marcia Gay Harden Verna
Jon Polito Johnny Caspar
John Turturro Bernie Bernbaum
J.E. Freeman Eddie Dane
Danny Aiello Delahanty, a Cop
Joey Ancona Boxer
Michael Badalucco Caspar's Driver
Steve Buscemi Mink
David Darlow Lazarre's Messenger
Kevin Dearie Street Urchin
Dave Drinkx Hitman No. 2
Esteban Fernandez Caspar's Cousin
George Fernandez Caspar's Cousin
Charles Ferrara Caspar's Butler
Lanny Flaherty Terry
Charles Gunning Hitman at Verna's
Jack David Harris Man with Pipe Bomb
Jery Hewitt Son of Erin
Donna Isaacson Actor
Michael Jeter Adolph
Helen Jolly Screaming Lady
Jeanette Kontomitras Mrs. Caspar
Olek Krupa Tad
Robert La Brosse Lazarre's Tough
Zolly Levin Rabbi
John Lyons Actor
Al Mancini Tic-Tac
John McConnell Brian, a Cop
Frances McDormand Actor
Hilda McLean Landlady
Louis Charles Mounicou Johnny Caspar Jr.
Don Picard Gunmen in Leo's House
Sam Raimi Snickering Gunman
Bill Raye Boxer
William Preston Robertson Voice Only
Carl Rooney Lazarre's Toughs
John Schnauder Cop with Bullhorn
Mike Starr Frankie
Monte Starr Gunman in Leo's House
Mario Todisco Clarence "Drop" Johnson
Thomas Toner O'Doole
Salvatore H. Tornabene Rug Daniels
Richard Woods Mayor Dale Levander

Technical Credits
Joel Coen Director,Screenwriter
Ben Barenholtz Producer
Sonny Burke Songwriter
Carter Burwell Score Composer
Allan Byer Musical Direction/Supervision
James Campbell Songwriter
Peter M. Chesney Special Effects
Ethan Coen Producer,Screenwriter
Reg Connelly Songwriter
Image Engineering Special Effects
Dennis Gassner Production Designer
Jery Hewitt Stunts
Richard Hornung Costumes/Costume Designer
Kathrine James Makeup
Leslie McDonald Art Director
Kathleen McKernin Set Decoration/Design
Michael R. Miller Editor
Ray Noble Songwriter
Graham Place Producer
Sid Robin Songwriter
Mark Silverman Co-producer
Barry Sonnenfeld Cinematographer
Rudy Vallée Songwriter
Leo Wood Songwriter
Dashiell Hammett Source Author

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