20+ Best 'Raising Arizona' Quotes From The Coen Brothers

'Raising Arizona' quotations are genuinely funny.

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'Raising Arizona' is an American film of the action-crime-comedy genre which was released in 1987.

It was directed and produced by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen. The film was written by both Joel Coen and Ethan Coen and starred Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter in the lead roles.

Cage played the character of an ex-convict and repeat offender named H.I. "Hi" McDonnough while Holly Hunter played the character of H. I. McDonnough's wife, Edwina McDonnough, an ex-police officer. H. I. McDonnough is a convenience store robber who meets mug shots photographer and police officer Edwina, during one of his multiples times in prison. H.I. learns that Edwina had been dumped by her fiance and later proposes to her for marriage after he has been released from prison. They move into a desert mobile home and H.I. takes up a job in a machine shop but the couple's inability to have children cause a dent in their marital bliss. It is then that they learn about the quintuplet sons of Nathan Arizona, a local furniture magnate, and hatch a plan to kidnap one of their children whom they believe to be named Nathan  Jr. What follows next is the plot of a typical Ethan Coen genre comedy.

The entire film was shot in about 10 weeks in Arizona itself, mostly in Phoenix and Scottsdale. Most of the crew members had already worked with the Coen brothers in the movie 'Blood Simple' and returned to shoot with the brothers for 'Raising Arizona'.

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Funny 'Raising Arizona' Quotes

'Raising Arizona' is fun to watch with your family.

Some of the funniest 'Raising Arizona' movie quotes are listed below.

1.  “I’ll be taking these Huggies and whatever cash ya got.”

- H.I. McDonnough, 'Raising Arizona'.

2.  "Son, you got a panty on your head."

- Driver of the pick-up truck, 'Raising Arizona'.

3.  " Edwina’s insides were a rocky place where my seed could find no purchase."

- H. I. McDonnough, 'Raising Arizona'.

4.  "That’s your forte, ain’t it? Chasing down crooks and Commies. That’s your whole raison d’etre, ain’t it?"

- Nathan Arizona Sr, 'Raising Arizona'.

5.  " H.I. McDonnough: Need a beer, Glen?

Glen: Does the Pope wear a funny hat?"

- 'Raising Arizona', 'Raising Arizona'.

Memorable 'Raising Arizona' Quotes

The movie 'Raising Arizona' had some hilariously funny quotes which are memorable even today.

6.  "Cops won't find your boy. A cop couldn't find his butt if it had a bell on it."

-  Leonard Smalls, 'Raising Arizona'.

7.  "Well, ma'am, I don't know much, but I do know human beings. You brought back my boy, so you must have your good points, too. I sure hate to think of Florence leaving me. I do love her so. You can go out the way you came in. Oh, and before you do another foolish thing like busting up, I suggest you sleep on it. At least for one night."

- Nathan Arizona Sr, 'Raising Arizona'.

8.  "Would you shop at a store called Unpainted Huffhines?"

- Nathan Arizona Sr, 'Raising Arizona'.

9.  "We figured there was too much happiness here for just the two of us, so we figured the next logical step was to have us a critter."

- H. I. McDonnough, 'Raising Arizona'.

10. "Ed: You mean you busted out of jail.

Evelle: No, ma’am. We released ourselves on our own recognizance.

Gale: What Evelle here is trying to say is that we felt that the institution no longer had anything to offer us."

- 'Raising Arizona'.

11.  "Name's Smalls. Leonard Smalls. My friends call me Lenny... only I ain't got no friends."

- Leonard Smalls, 'Raising Arizona'.

12.  “Evelle: These blow up into funny shapes and all?

Nice Old Grocery Man: Well no... unless round is funny.”

- 'Raising Arizona'.

13.  “We have a child now! Everything’s changed!”

-  Edwina, 'Raising Arizona'.

Famous Quotes From 'Raising Arizona'

These quotes from the movie have been repeated countless times by people.

14. "'re young and you got your health...what you want with a job?"

- Evelle, 'Raising Arizona'.

15. "This here's the TV. Two hours a day, maximum, either... either educational or football, so's, y'know, you don't ruin your appreciation of the finer things."

- H.I. McDonnough, 'Raising Arizona'.

16. "I told Dot to lose some weight but she don't wanna listen."

- Glen, 'Raising Arizona'.

17. "That Buford’s a sly one. Already knows his ABCs. Watch this, hit the deck, boy!

– Glen, 'Raising Arizona'.

18. "Biology and the prejudices of others conspired to keep us childless."

- H.I. McDonnough, 'Raising Arizona'.

19. "Mind you don't cut yourself, Mordecai."

- Glen, 'Raising Arizona'.

20. "Dammit, are you boys gonna chase down your leads or are you gonna sit drinkin' coffee in the one house in the state where I know my boy ain't at?"

- Nathan Arizona Sr, 'Raising Arizona'.

21. "Better hurry it up, I'm in dutch with the wife."

- H.I. McDonnough, 'Raising Arizona'.

22. "Mean to say, if I freeze, I can't rightly drop. And if I drop, I'm a-gonna be in motion. You see."

- Feisty Hayseed, 'Raising Arizona'.

Quotes From The Movie That Will Leave You In Splits

Some of the scenes from the movie is sure to cause a laugh riot.

The beauty of a Coen brothers film is how it marries wit with slapstick humor.

23.  "FBI Investigator: Is it true your name was originally 'Nathan Huffheinz'?

Nathan: Yeah, what of it?

FBI Investigator: Why did you change it?

Nathan: Would you buy furniture from a place called 'Unpainted Huffheinz'?"

- 'Raising Arizona'.

24. "Ed:  Turn to the right.

H.I.: What’s the matter, Ed?

Ed: My 'fy-ance' left me…"

- 'Raising Arizona'.

25. "Awful good cereal flakes, Mrs. McDunough."

– Evelle, 'Raising Arizona'.

26. "Gale: Well, sometimes your career's gotta come before family.

Evelle: Work's what's kept us happy.”

- 'Raising Arizona'.

27. "Give me that baby, you warthog from hell!"

– Ed, 'Raising Arizona'.

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