Blood Simple

Blood Simple (1984)

Breaking up is hard to do.

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1984-09-07
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 641 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 37min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: River Road Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.

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  • John Getz

    as Ray
  • Frances McDormand

    as Abby
  • Dan Hedaya

    as Julian Marty
  • M. Emmet Walsh

    as Loren Visser
  • Samm-Art Williams

    as Meurice
  • Deborah Neumann

    as Debra
  • Raquel Gavia

    as Landlady
  • Van Brooks

    as Man from Lubbock
  • Señor Marco

    as Mr. Garcia
  • William Creamer

    as Old Cracker
  • Loren Bivens

    as Strip Bar Exhorter
  • Bob McAdams

    as Strip Bar Senator
  • Shannon Sedwick

    as Stripper
  • Nancy Finger

    as Girl on Overlook
  • William Preston Robertson

    as Radio Evangelist (voice)
  • Holly Hunter

    as Helene Trend (voice) (uncredited)
  • Barry Sonnenfeld

    as Marty's Vomiting (voice) (uncredited)
Writing Joel Coen Screenplay
Directing Joel Coen Director
Editing Joel Coen Editor
Writing Ethan Coen Screenplay
Editing Ethan Coen Editor
Production Ethan Coen Producer
Sound Carter Burwell Original Music Composer
Art Jane Musky Production Design
Camera Barry Sonnenfeld Director of Photography
Sound Michael R. Miller Sound Editor
Sound Skip Lievsay Sound Editor
Production Julie Hughes Casting
Production Barry Moss Casting
Sound Peter F. Kurland Boom Operator
Costume & Make-Up Jean Ann Black Makeup Artist
Sound Mel Zelniker Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Lee Orloff Sound Mixer
Production Mark Silverman Associate Producer
Art Dan Perri Title Designer
Production Daniel F. Bacaner Executive Producer
Editing Don Wiegmann Editor
Costume & Make-Up Sara Medina-Pape Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Paul R. Smith Prosthetic Makeup Artist
Crew Jun Mizumachi Special Sound Effects
Crew Fred Szymanski Special Sound Effects