Synopsis: A pair of whacked-out cartoon-like exterminator/hitmen kill the owner of a burglar-alarm company, and stalk the partner who hired them, his wife, and a nerd framed for the murder, who tells the story in flashback from the electric chair.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror
83 min

Hudsucker State Penitentiary

No, no...

Just fried Gurwitz

You're next, Ajax

But I'm innocent, innocent I tell ya

Don't give them the satisfaction


Well, good luck kid, | give my regards to God

Come on, I got a seat for ya!

Say, you look like | a couple of reasonable fellows

so let me explain what's going on here

I'm not supposed to be here!

It's all a big mistake

It's not hard killing and

these things do happen and

naturally I can explain everything

see I only worked for | Mr Odegard and Mr Trend

I was an employee in the security shop

and Mr Odegard wasn't | a very nice guy and...

Don't sit up Vic!

I guess he was planning to | sell the shop right up

from under Mr Trend's nose

Oh, tell me Odegard | dear l-o-b-e love it

Did it die, did it... | trip your alarm?

Frankly, Renaldo, what you do | with this shop

after you bought it | doesn't interest me in the least

Let's keep this little transaction | to ourselves

I wouldn't want my partner | to know he's losing his business

Somehow, Mr Trend | must have found out about it

Mr Trend wasn't such a bad guy

but he and his wife have spent...

their whole life into that business | and...and...

Mr Trend would have done anything | for his wife, anything

Hello, exterminators, Trend?

Are you there?

Give me the word, | come on

We Kill All Sizes

Tonight, you'll be working late, alone...

and make it quick

I don't want him to suffer

Do you hear that? | He doesn't want him to suffer!

Helene, I'll never let that rat destroy | our happiness

you can count on it

So, sssooo you see...

I had no idea Mr Trend | was up to something

nobody did, | he was between the two partners

:...I had nothing to do with it

:f you could only find Nancy, | she's my witness

if you could only find her | she'll tell you I'm totally innocent

She'll tell you the whole time | I was across the street from the shop

installing the video security system

in Mr Trend's apartment building

Mr Trend!

Honey, I'm home

Who is it?

It's me Mr Trend!

Oh, hi! | Vic, what's on your mind?

It's only a stamp thing, | it's a broom closet!

Well, one more camera

Mr. Trend and it's...

back to the shop

Fine, back to the...

You know Vic, | I'm glad we ran into each other

in this amusing fashion

For a long time now | we've been working hard with you

you know you're always been | more than just an employee

to Helene and :

Honey, I'm home

You find this work appealing | don't you Vic?

And how, Mr Trend!

But have you ever thought | about the grand design?

You know, | there's something missing in there Vic

A door Mr Trend?

What's behind the door Vic?

Oh,... Oh...Jeez,...

Mr. Trend I'd love to have it | for you but on my salary

a larger apartment is...

I'm not talking about the anteroom, | Vic...

I'm talking about | the little princess inside

Lord knows I'll do anything for Helene

Don't go back to the shop

Take the rest of the day off, | now you go out and find a little princess

that you'd do anything for her, | now you go out here and find yours

Oh, Thanks Mr. Trend

Just make sure that... | she knows who's the boss

Okay-okay Mr. Trend

How are you Colonel?


One might be loving hell of a storm

You know how I can tell?

No, how?

Steel plate in my head

Yes sir, career was no picnic

Word of advice son, | when you hook up for a gee

don't f*ck with the silly that lives out

Shields with nobody but present arms

Yes Sir, there is one a woman | I can take care of herself...

all by herself...

Taking care of herself, | that's important but two people

taking care of each other, | that's romance...romance

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Ethan Coen

Ethan Coen was born on September 21, 1957 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Ethan Jesse Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for No Country for Old Men (2007), True Grit (2010) and The Big Lebowski (1998). He has been married to Tricia Cooke since October 2, 1990. They have two children. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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