Fargo

Fargo

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Overview

Fargo

Filmmaking siblings Joel Coen and Ethan Coen both embraced and poked satirical fun at their Minnesotan roots with this comedy-drama-thriller that earned seven Oscar nominations, winning for Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay. Frances McDormand stars as Marge Gunderson, a pregnant police chief whose affable, folksy demeanor masks a whip-smart mind. When a pair of motorists are found slain not far from the corpse of a state trooper, Marge begins piecing together a case involving a pair of dopey would-be kidnappers, Carl (Steve Buscemi) and Gaear (Bergman stock player Peter Stormare). They've been hired by Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy), a car salesman under the thumb of his wealthy, overbearing boss and father-in-law, Wade (Harve Presnell). Jerry's raised some money illegally through a petty scam he's run on General Motors and he's about to get caught. When Wade sours a business deal that could save his son-in-law's hide, the desperate Jerry hires Carl and Gaear to kidnap his wife and hold her for ransom. Things go predictably wrong and a series of murders occur, with Marge, waddling along behind her enormous belly and ever-hungering for an all-you-can-eat buffet, hot on the trail of the killers. Although the credits for Fargo state that the film is loosely based on real events, the story is entirely fictional, the claim being just an ironic jibe on the part of the Coens.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/01/2014
UPC: 0883904306832
Original Release: 1996
Rating: R
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 24,113

Special Features

Audio Commentary with Director of Photography Roger A. Deakins; Trivia track; Still photo gallery; Minnesota Nice featurette; American Cinematographer article

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Frances McDormand Marge Gunderson
William H. Macy Jerry Lundegaard
Steve Buscemi Carl Showalter
Peter Stormare Gaear Grimsrud
Harve Presnell Wade Gustafson
John Carroll Lynch Norm Gunderson
Kristin Rudrud Jean Lundegaard
Larry Brandenburg Stan Grossman
Stephen Park Mike Yanagita
Cliff Rakerd Officer Olson
Steve Reevis Shep Proudfoot
Bruce Campbell Soap Opera Star on TV
José Feliciano Himself
Sharon Anderson Morning Show Hostess
Gary Houston Irate Customer
Keith Warren Reilly Diefenbach

Technical Credits
Joel Coen Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Tim Bevan Executive Producer
John Blake Makeup
Michelangelo Csaba Bolla Asst. Director
Carter Burwell Score Composer
Allan Byer Sound/Sound Designer
John Cameron Producer
Ethan Coen Producer,Screenwriter
Roger Deakins Cinematographer
Eric Fellner Executive Producer
Lauri Gaffin Set Decoration/Design
Rick Heinrichs Production Designer
Roderick Jaynes Editor
John Lyons Casting
Paul Murphy Special Effects
Thomas D. Wilkins Art Director
Mary Zophres Costumes/Costume Designer

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Fargo 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fargo is a dark comedy that has a mood all its own. There are cringeworthy moments where you don't know whether to laugh or squirm. All the performances in it are truly amazing (especially Macy as wormy Jerry Lundegaard and McDormand as good-hearted Marge Gunderson). This film is not for everyone- especially kids. It is full of violence and profanity, but it manages to be a great movie in spite of that. The whole mood of the film is dark, yet somehow homey. It's hard to explain. I've never really seen a film quite like this one. It's tragic and funny and dark and triumphant all in one. Fargo is truly a masterpiece.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie does not fit in to any catergorie. You my say its a Drama,You may say its a Comedy,and you may say it a crime thriller. In Fargo, The Coen brothers really show their creative talent. Francis gives a great job and completly nails the Minnisota accent. I reccomend this movie to anybody who loves twisted and werid movies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the usual Coen sense of black humor, this film shines as their best orchestrated one. A pregnant Police Chief Margo Guenderson. Two whacked killers (of course, one being Steve Buschemi) and a depressed car salesman. Don't forget the wood chipper.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WHAT A VERY STRANGE, ODD, AND WEIRD MOVIE!....THE COEN BROTHERS REALLY WANT TO SHOW YOU SOMETHING DIFFERENT. MY FAMILY IS FROM MINNESOTA AND I HAVE BEEN THERE A FEW TIMES AND I MUST SAY THAT THE COENS REALLY MADE A GREAT ADAPTION. THE CRIMINALS ARE MY FAVORITE PARTS. NOTHING EVER GOES QUITE RIGHT FOR THEM AND THE PERSONALITIES ARE SO ODD AS WELL. THIS FILM COULD BE A DRAMA, CRIME, HORROR, POLICE DRAMA, OR COMEDY. THIS FILM IS DARKLY AMUSING AND FUNNY. PARENTS SHOULD KNOW THAT THE CRIMINALS USE STRONG AND CONSTANT LANGUAGE AND THERE ARE TWO SCENES OF INEXPLICIT BUT SOMEWHAT REVEALING SEXUALITY. THIS DOES ALSO CONTAIN SOME FAIRLY STRONG VIOLENCE INCLUDING SEVEN SHOOTINGS OF WHICH ONLY TWO PEOPLE SURVIVED. ONE OF THE SURVIVERS OF A GUN WOUND IS LATER HIT WITH AN AXE AND THEN SHREDED TO BITS. THE KILLINGS ARE EXPLICIT WITH BLOODY AFTHERMATHS. AND THERE IS ONE KIDNAPPING, WHICH IS THE STORYLINE OF THE MOVIE. BUT OVERALL THIS IS A VERY DARK YET FUN AND ADVENTUROUS COEN BROTHERS FILM. ENJOY!
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