One important point is that in the citations for the film, the time on the DVD version of the movie is given.
Plot[ edit ] Three convicts, Ulysses Everett McGill, Pete Hogwallop, and Delmar O'Donnell, escape from a chain gang and set out to retrieve a supposed treasure Everett buried before the area is flooded to make a lake. The three get a lift from a blind man driving a handcar on a railway.
He tells them, among other prophecies, that they will find a fortune but not the one they seek. The trio make their way to the house of Wash, Pete's cousin. They sleep in the barn, but Wash reports them to Sheriff Cooley, who, along with his men, torches the barn. Wash's son helps them escape.
Pete and Delmar are baptized by a group of Christians at a river. The group then picks up Tommy Johnson, a young black man, who claims he has sold his soul to the devil in exchange for the ability to play the guitar.
In need of money, the four stop at a radio broadcast tower where they record a song as The Soggy Bottom Boys. That night, the trio part ways with Tommy after their car is discovered by the police. Unbeknownst to them, the recording becomes a major hit. The trio inadvertently fall in with bank robber Baby Face Nelsonand help him with a heist, before he leaves them with his share of the loot.
The next day, the group hears singing.
They see three women washing clothes in a river and singing. The women drug them with corn whiskey and they lose consciousness.
Upon waking, Delmar finds Pete's clothes lying next to him, empty except for a toad. Delmar is convinced the women were Sirens and transformed Pete into the toad. Later, one-eyed Bible salesman Big Dan Teague invites them for a picnic lunch, then mugs them and kills the toad.
Everett and Delmar arrive in Everett's home town. Everett confronts his wife Penny, who changed her last name and told his daughters he was dead.
He gets into a fight with Vernon T. Waldrip, her new "suitor. Later that night, they sneak into Pete's holding cell and free him. As it turns out, the women had dragged Pete away and turned him in to the authorities. Under torture, Pete gave away the treasure's location to the police.
Everett then confesses that there is no treasure. He made it up to convince the guys he was chained with to escape with him in order to stop his wife from getting married. Pete is enraged at Everett, because he had two weeks left on his original sentence, and must serve fifty more years for the escape.
The trio stumble upon a rally of the Ku Klux Klanwho are planning to hang Tommy. The trio disguise themselves as Klansmen and attempt to rescue Tommy. However, Big Dan, a Klan member, reveals their identities.
Chaos ensues, and the Grand Wizard reveals himself as Homer Stokes, a candidate in the upcoming gubernatorial election.
The trio rush Tommy away and cut the supports of a large burning cross, leaving it to fall on Big Dan. Everett convinces Pete, Delmar and Tommy to help him win his wife back. They sneak into a Stokes campaign gala dinner she is attending, disguised as musicians.
The group begins a performance of their radio hit. The crowd recognizes the song and goes wild. Homer recognizes them as the group who humiliated his mob. When he demands the group be arrested and reveals his white supremacist views, the crowd runs him out of town on a rail.
Pappy O'Daniel, the incumbent candidate, seizes the opportunity, endorses the Soggy Bottom Boys and grants them full pardons. Penny agrees to marry Everett with the condition that he find her original ring. The next morning, the group sets out to retrieve the ring, which is at a cabin in the valley which Everett had earlier claimed was the location of his treasure.
The police, having learned of the place from Pete, arrest the group.In the year , the movie, O Brother Where Art Thou, was released as an adaptation of Homer's classic novel The Odyssey. Even though O Brother Where Art Thou is not a complete reincarnation of the original masterpiece, there are still a vast amount of similarities between the two works of art.3/5(4).
Recently, the Coen Brothers, Joel and Ethan, used The Odyssey as the structural foundation for their popular film, O Brother, Where Are Thou?. While not an exact transposition of Homer’s original, the influence that the written work has on the movie is evident.
O’ Brother Where Art Thou Odyssey Comparison.
The time period and setting differ in both O’ Brother Where Art Thou and The Odyssey. The time period that the Odyssey took place was around B.
The time period of O’ Brother Where Art Thou was in The movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? created by the comedic team of Ethan and Joel Coen, simply does not capture the perplexing classic story.
O Brother, Where Art Thou? Is the big screen remake of Homer’s epic poem, “The Odyssey”.
O Brother Where Art Thou- Everett doesn't want Pete's or Delmar's help. The Odyssey is set in Ancient Greece. O Brother where Art Thou is set in the 's. Death People die in the Odyssey. No one dies in O Brother Where Art Thou. Crew Odysseus has an Army for a crew.
Everett has two people he met in jail and a random guy they picked up on the road. Characters The Odyssey has gods and goddesses in it. Aug 30, · Watch video · Title: O Brother, Where Art Thou? () / Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site?
Use the HTML below. Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey," the movie deals with the picaresque adventures of Ulysses Everett McGill and his companions Delmar and Pete in s Mississipi.
Sprung from a chain gang and trying to reach Everett's home /10(K).