Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start dying. Enter Police Chief Marge, a coffee-drinking, parka-wearing - and extremely pregnant - investigator who'll stop at nothing to get her man. And if you think her small-time investigative skills will give the crooks a run for their ransom... you betcha!

Directed by: Joel Coen
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller,
Production Company: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Working Title Films,

Fargo - A lot can happen in the middle of nowhere. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 08-03-1996
  • Runtime: 98 Minutes
  • Popularity: 14.31
  • Vote Count: 5,442
  • IMDB Rating: 7.9
  • Budget: USD 7,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 60,611,975
  • Region: United Kingdom ( GB ), United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: http://www.themoviefargo.com/

Photo Name Character
Frances McDormand - Azwaad Movie Database Frances McDormand Marge Gunderson
William H. Macy - Azwaad Movie Database William H. Macy Jerry Lundegaard
Steve Buscemi - Azwaad Movie Database Steve Buscemi Carl Showalter
Harve Presnell - Azwaad Movie Database Harve Presnell Wade Gustafson
Peter Stormare - Azwaad Movie Database Peter Stormare Gaear Grimsrud
John Carroll Lynch - Azwaad Movie Database John Carroll Lynch Norm Gunderson
Steve Park - Azwaad Movie Database Steve Park Mike Yanagita
Kristin Rudrüd - Azwaad Movie Database Kristin Rudrüd Jean Lundegaard
Tony Denman - Azwaad Movie Database Tony Denman Scotty Lundegaard
Gary Houston - Azwaad Movie Database Gary Houston Irate Customer
Photo Name Department
Roger Deakins-Camera Roger Deakins Camera (Director of Photography)
Rick Heinrichs-Art Rick Heinrichs Art (Production Design)
Joel Coen-Writing Joel Coen Writing (Screenplay)
Joel Coen-Directing Joel Coen Directing (Director)
Joel Coen-Editing Joel Coen Editing (Editor)
Joel Coen-Production Joel Coen Production (Producer)
Ethan Coen-Writing Ethan Coen Writing (Screenplay)
Ethan Coen-Editing Ethan Coen Editing (Editor)
Ethan Coen-Production Ethan Coen Production (Producer)
Carter Burwell-Sound Carter Burwell Sound (Original Music Composer)

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Great watch, could watch again, and can recommend. It is very sad that this happened to people, but the way the story is told is so good that I felt like that sadness melted away fairly quickly. This movie holds up after 25 years, and it is dated, but with cellphones the story would change dramatically, and that would be a good alternative history subject for a different movie. A great cast, excellent deliveries, an amazing story, and the cinematography is a favorite on this one. The setting of a snowy Minnesota really allows for some great isolation scenes and highlights the "coldness" of the motivations in the story. I think they even summarize the events at one point as "all over a little money", and it's spot on. I can't say that any one thing is spectacular, but everything is done so well, I honestly think this is a great example of how to shoot a movie.

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