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Fargo

Release Date: March 8th, 1996

R|1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
"Fargo" is a reality-based crime drama set in Minnesota in 1987. Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) is a car salesman in Minneapolis who has gotten himself into debt and is so desperate for money that he hires two thugs (Steve Buscemi), (Peter Stormare) to kidnap his own wife. Jerry will collect the ransom from her wealthy father (Harve Presnell), paying the thugs a small portion and keeping the rest to satisfy his debts. The scheme collapses when the thugs shoot a state trooper.

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Genres: Dark comedy, Thriller, Crime drama

Distributor: Gramercy Pictures

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  • Rotates its story through satire, comedy, suspense and violence, until it emerges as one of the best films I've ever seen. show more

  • The fans of their best work -- "Blood Simple, "Raising Arizona," "Barton Fink" -- now can add Fargo to the list, pushing the Coens to the first rank of contemporary American filmmakers. [8 March 1996, Friday, p.B]

  • A crime gem that is darkly funny even when it's chilling -- and certain to become a classic. show more

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