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The Man Who Wasn't There

A tale of passion, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity presents him with a chance to change it.

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Released: May 13th, 2001
Budget: N/A
Revenue: N/A

The Man Who Wasn't There Main Cast

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Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
plays Ed Crane
Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
plays Doris Crane
Michael Badalucco
Michael Badalucco
plays Frank
James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
plays Big Dave Brewster
Katherine Borowitz
Katherine Borowitz
plays Ann Nirdlinger Brewster
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): Big Dave Brewster could not have gone to Case Western for a year. Case and Western Reserve did not merge until 1967
  • Movie Goof (factual errors): The state of California has never used the electric chair as a means of execution.
  • Katherine Borowitz's character is named "Ann Nirdlinger Brewster." "Nirdlinger" is the last name of the main female character in James M. Cain's novel Double Indemnity, the basis for the classic film noir Double Indemnity (although for the movie, her name was changed to "Dietrichson").
  • The title is taken from the Hughes Mearns poem "Antigonish".
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