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Brief Synopsis

Jerry Lundegaard is a car salesman in Minneapolis who has gotten himself into debt and is so desperate for money that he hires two thugs to kidnap his own wife. Jerry will collect the ransom from her wealthy father, paying the thugs a small portion and keeping the rest to satisfy his debts. The scheme collapses when the thugs shoot a state trooper and two innocent bystanders in rural Minnesota, drawing local Police Chief Marge Gunderson into her first homicide investigation. At first unaware that the homicides are connected to a Minneapolis kidnapping, Chief Gunderson draws closer to Jerry Lundegaard as his situation further unravels.

Cast & Crew

Joel Coen Director
Frances McDormand Marge Gunderson
William H. Macy Jerry Lundegaard
Steve Buscemi Carl Rolvaag
Peter Stormare Gaear Grimsrud
Kristen Rudrud 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 No 1
Melissa Peterman Hooker No 2

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  R Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1996 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Distributions Co:  Gramercy Pictures
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Duration(mins):  Country:  United States (USA)

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    kevin sellers 2015-12-17

    One of the best juxtapositions of good (Frances McDormand) and evil (Buscemi/Macy) that you are likely to see in an American film. And it's not even... MORE>


    william gauslow 2013-05-03

    I grew up in N.D. and attended a great university in Fargo. I was a bit offended by this movie. 17 years later, I'm beginning to enjoy. Frances... MORE>