Fargo
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1996
Director: Joel Coen
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 027616-851543
Running time: 1:38 (98 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Double-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: August 15, 2000
Collection type: Owned (#596)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 06, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10
Overview
Nominated for seven Oscars®, including Best Picture and winner of two (Actress and Original Screenplay), this "darkly amusing" (Los Angeles Times) thriller combines a "first-rate cast" (Variety), "a dazzling mix of mirth and malice" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) and an unusual kidnapping plot that unravels the Midwest like never before.

Jerry (William H. Macy), a small Minnesota town car salesman, is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's gonna hire two thugs (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's gonna be a snap, and nobody's gonna get hurt... until people start dying. Enter Police Chief Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand), 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!
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Genres
Comedy
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
 • Working Title Films
Media Companies:
 • MGM Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles
French
Spanish
Tags
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature (A: W/S; B: P&S)
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Closed Captioned
 • Collectible Booklet
Crew
Direction
Joel Coen....Director
Writing
Ethan Coen....Writer
Joel Coen....Writer
Production
Ethan Coen....Producer
Tim Bevan....Executive Producer
Eric Fellner....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Roger Deakins....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Roderick Jaynes....Film Editor
Roderick Jaynes....Film Editor
Music
Carter Burwell....Composer
Sound
Skip Lievsay....Supervising Sound Editor
Allan Byer....Production Sound Mixer
Michael Barry....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Skip Lievsay....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Rick Heinrichs....Production Designer
Mary Zophres....Costume Designer
Thomas P. Wilkins....Art Director
John Blake....Make-up Artist
Cast
William H. Macy....Jerry Lundegaard
Steve Buscemi....Carl Showalter
Peter Stormare....Gaear Grimsrud
Kristin Rudrüd....Jean Lundegaard
Harve Presnell....Wade Gustafson
Tony Denman....Scotty Lundegaard
Gary Houston....Irate Customer
Sally Wingert....Irate Customer's Wife
Kurt Schweickhardt....Car Salesman
Larissa Kokernot....Hooker #1
Melissa Peterman....Hooker #2
Steven Reevis....Shep Proudfoot
Warren Keith....Reilly Diefenbach (voice)
Steve Edelman....Morning Show Host
Sharon Anderson....Morning Show Hostess
Larry Brandenburg....Stan Grossman
James Gaulke....State Trooper
J. Todd Anderson....Victim In Field
Michelle Suzanne LeDoux....Victim In Car
Frances McDormand....Marge Gunderson
John Carroll Lynch....Norm Gunderson
Bruce Bohne....Lou
Petra Boden....Cashier
Steve Park....Mike Yanagita
Wayne Evenson....Customer
Cliff Rakerd....Officer Olson
Jessica Shepherd....Hotel Clerk
Peter Schmitz....Airport Lot Attendant
Steve Shaefer....Mechanic
Michelle Hutchinson....Escort
David Lomax....Man In Hallway
José Feliciano....Himself
Don William Skahill....Night Parking Attendant
Bain Boehlke....Mr. Mohra
Rose Stockton....Valerie (voice)
Robert Ozasky....Bismarck Cop #1
John Bandemer....Bismarck Cop #2
Don Wescott....Bark Beetle Narrator (voice)
Bruce Campbell....Soap Opera Actor (uncredited)