Blood Simple (1984)
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (uncredited)
Screenplay: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Stars: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya and M. Emmet Walsh
The Pitch: “Let’s make a noir!”
Tagline: Breaking up is hard
The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…
When a vengeful husband (Hedaya) learns that his wife is cheating on him, he hires a sleazy PI to kill them. What follows is a classic throwback film noir that jumpstarted the Coen brothers’ career.