Top 6 O Brother Movie Facts

Following is our collection of O Brother facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of O Brother film message.

In "O Brother Where Art Thou," Tommy describes the devil as having empty eyes, a hollow voice, and likes to travel with a hound. This describes the sherif that's hunting the Soggy Bottom Boys. In the scene where Pete is about to be hanged, he begins to pray and the Devil ends up not hanging them
In "O Brother Where Art Thou," Tommy describes the devil as having empty eyes, a hollow voice, and likes to travel with a hound. This describes the sherif that's hunting the Soggy Bottom Boys. In the scene where Pete is about to be hanged, he begins to pray and the Devil ends up not hanging them
Tommy Johnson is based on the blues artist Tommy Johnson who reportedly sold his soul to the devil at a crossroads in Mississippi
Tommy Johnson is based on the blues artist Tommy Johnson who reportedly sold his soul to the devil at a crossroads in Mississippi

O Brother Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • Where Art Thou?", John Goodman's character Big Dan is a double "cyclops" allusion.

O Brother Hidden Details

Where Art Thou [2000], when Delmar thinks Pete has been turned into a toad, he says they need to find some kind of 'wizard' to turn him back. Later, they have a run-in with a KKK rally and its Grand Wizard.

The blind man on the railroad at the beginning of the movie gives Everett, Pete and Delmar a vague prophecy but mentions they will see a cow on a roof. Later, after the flood, a cow is seen on the roof of a house. The prophecy all came true

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of O Brother. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.