• Publication date: March 20, 2014

Barton Fink

When a celebrated Playwright from New York is lured into LA to write for the movies he embarks on hellish surreal journey.

  • Publication date: March 20, 2014

Barton Fink

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1991

MBC Max:

November 12, 2015 14:00 (KSA) ~ November 12, 2015 13:00 (CLT)

Barton Fink (John Turturro) is a renowned New York Playwright lured into Hollywood by the promise of untold wealth and money, by a studio CEO Jack Lipnick (Michael Lerner). However Barton fink arrives there, with an acute case of writers block. He is assigned the care of an assistant Audrey (Judy Davis), who’s been ghostwriting scripts for an alcoholic screenwriter W. P. Mayhew (John Mahoney). In addition an eccentric sales man Charlie Meadows (John Goodman) is keeping him company, popping in every once and then. But very soon, Barton is experiencing more than just a writers Block, and his reality is literally melting in front of his eyes, unable to differentiate between what is real and what is dream. Ethan and Joel Coen at the top of their craft, a one of a kind experience where nothing is what it seems, a film that you have to experience for yourself.




  • John Turturro as Barton Fink
  • John Goodman as Charlie Meadows
  • Michael Lerner as Jack Lipnick
  • Judy Davis as Audrey Taylor
  • John Mahoney as W. P. Mayhew
  • Tony Shalhoub as Ben Geisler
  • Jon Polito as Lou Breeze
  • Steve Buscemi as Chet
  • David Warrilow as Garland Stanford
  • Richard Portnow as Detective Mastrionotti
  • Christopher Murney as Detective Deutsch
  • Megan Fay as Poppy Carnahan
  • Lance Davis as Richard St. Claire


Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Rating: R