Fargo

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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. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
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auth_author2 Burwell, Carter., Buscemi, Steve, 1957-, Coen, Ethan,, Coen, Ethan., Coen, Joel,, Coen, Joel., Deakins, Roger A., 1949-, Jaynes, Roderick., Macy, William H., 1950-, McDormand, Frances,, McDormand, Frances., Presnell, Harve,, Presnell, Harve., Stormare, Peter,, Stormare, Peter.
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display_description A saccharine-sweet car salesman in a small Minnesota town is heavily in debt, but he has a plan: he'll go to Fargo, ND, and hire two thugs to kidnap his wife, in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. However, the plan goes awry, and the local Police Chief, coffee-drinking, parka-wearing, and extremely pregnant, will stop at nothing to get her man.
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subject_facet DVD-Video discs, Detective and mystery films, Drama, Feature films, Fiction films, Films for the hearing impaired, Kidnapping, Kidnapping -- Drama, Kidnapping -- Minnesota -- Drama, Minnesota, Minnesota -- Drama, Murder -- Minnesota -- Drama, Police chiefs -- Minnesota -- Drama, Police films, Policewomen, Policewomen -- Drama, Policewomen -- Minnesota -- Drama, Thrillers (Motion pictures), Video recordings, Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_display Fargo
title_full Fargo [videorecording (DVD)] / PolyGram Filmed Entertainment in association with Working Title Films ; director, Joel Coen ; producer, Ethan Coen ; writers, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Fargo [videorecording] / PolyGram Filmed Entertainment in association with Working Title Films, Fargo [videorecording] / PolyGram Filmed Entertainment in association with Working Title Films ; director, Joel Coen ; producer, Ethan Coen ; writers, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Fargo [videorecording] / PolyGram Filmed Entertainment presents in association with Working Title Films ; produced by Ethan Coen ; directed by Joel Coen ; written by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Fargo [videorecording] / PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, in association with Working Title Films ; produced by Ethan Coen ; directed by Joel Coen ; written by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
title_short Fargo
topic_facet Kidnapping, Murder, Police chiefs, Policewomen
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