Directors Joel & Ethan Coen
Awards -- Independent Spirit Best Actor & Best Director, Sundance Grand Jury--also on AFI Top 100 Thrillers List
Cast:: Frances McDormand; John Getz; Dan Hedaya; M Emmet Walsh; Samm-Art Williams, Deborah Neumann, Rawquel Gavia, Van Brooks, Senor Marco, William Creamer, Loren Bivens, Bob McAdams, Shannon Sedwick, Nancy Finger, William Preston Robertson, Holly Hunter
PLOT: "...In a jealous rage, Texas tavern owner Julian Marty (Dan Hedaya) hires unscrupulous private detective Loren Visser (M. Emmet Walsh) to not only tail Marty's two-timing spouse, Abby (Frances McDormand, in her screen debut), but also to murder her and her bar-keeping paramour (John Getz). Events take a surprising turn, however, when the gumshoe double-crosses his client. ..."