Friday, July 29, 2005

"The Ladykillers" (2004)

This is a 2004 remake of a 1955 classic that starred Alec Guiness and Peter Sellers. The remake stars Tom Hanks and was written and directed by the Coen Bothers (Fargo, The Big Labowski).

J.K. Simmons, who plays Garth Pancake, says the following in a heated exchange:


I'm gonna tell you how I came downto Mississippi. Wasn't born here,you know. I'm from Scranton,Pennsylvania...
(Abruptly, he stares off into space)




(eyes regain their focus)
...Scranton, Pennsylvania. Came down here in 1964. Greyhound Bus. With the Freedom Riders. You know who the Freedom Riders were, MacSam?

The Ladykillers is available on DVD from the Lackawanna County Library System. To place a hold, click here.

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