A tale of passion, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity presents him with a chance to change it.

  1. Joel Coen

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Ethan Coen


Top Billed Cast

  1. Billy Bob Thornton

    Billy Bob Thornton

    Ed Crane

  2. Frances McDormand

    Frances McDormand

    Doris Crane

  3. Michael Badalucco

    Michael Badalucco


  4. James Gandolfini

    James Gandolfini

    Big Dave Brewster

  5. Scarlett Johansson

    Scarlett Johansson

    Birdy Abundas

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The Man Who Wasn't There
The Man Who Wasn't There


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Status Released

Release Information

  • May 13, 2001


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 56m

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