Tom Hanks stars as Goldthwait Higginson Dorr, Ph.D., a would-be professor who talks his way into the root cellar of Mrs. Munson (played by Irma P. Hall). Here, he and his fellow music group practice their 'Renaissance music', whilst actually plotting to tunnel through and steal a mint from a riverboat casino. The motley crew of incompetent criminals includes Gawain MacSam (played by Marlon Wayans), a hip-hoppity thug pretending to be a janitor, a demolition expert, who suffers with his bowels, and a pathetically dumb football wannabe named Lump. Just when they think all is going well, they run into a curious Mrs. Munson, who smells something funny. The film includes several Gospel scenes set in southern churches, and lots of riotous site gags. Difficult as it is to recreate a classic movie, Joel and Ethan Coen have taken the premise of Alexander Mackendrick's beloved 1955 Ealing Studio comedy caper, as the basis for their own entertaining and bizarre remake.
The Gospel Of The Ladykillers, The Man Behind The Band, The Slap Reel
Release Date: 25 October 2004
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Running Time: 100 minutes
Production Year: 2004
Main Language: English