Fargo (1996)

A lot can happen in the middle of nowhere.

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1996-03-08
  • User Rating: 7.8/10 from 7068 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 38min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director: Joel Coen
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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!

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  • Frances McDormand

    as Marge Gunderson
  • William H. Macy

    as Jerry Lundegaard
  • Peter Stormare

    as Gaear Grimsrud
  • Steve Buscemi

    as Carl Showalter
  • John Carroll Lynch

    as Norm Gunderson
  • Harve Presnell

    as Wade Gustafson
  • Kristin Rudrüd

    as Jean Lundegaard
  • Bruce Bohne

    as Lou
  • Steve Reevis

    as Shep Proudfoot
  • Stephen Park

    as Mike Yanagita
  • Gary Houston

    as Irate Customer
  • Sally Wingert

    as Irate Customer's Wife
  • Larissa Kokernot

    as Hooker #1
  • Melissa Peterman

    as Hooker #2
  • Tony Denman

    as Scotty Lundegaard
  • Larry Brandenburg

    as Stan Grossman
  • Kurt Schweickhardt

    as Car Salesman
  • Michelle Hutchison

    as Escort
  • Bain Boehlke

    as Mr. Mohra
  • Warren Keith

    as Reilly Diefenbach (voice)
  • Michelle LeDoux

    as Victim In Car
  • Bruce Campbell

    as Soap Opera Actor on TV
  • Sharon Anderson

    as Morning Show Hostess
Camera Roger Deakins Director of Photography
Art Rick Heinrichs Production Design
Writing Joel Coen Screenplay
Directing Joel Coen Director
Editing Joel Coen Editor
Writing Ethan Coen Screenplay
Editing Ethan Coen Editor
Production Ethan Coen Producer
Sound Carter Burwell Original Music Composer
Production John S. Lyons Casting
Editing Tricia Cooke Associate Editor
Production John Cameron Line Producer
Production Tim Bevan Executive Producer
Production Eric Fellner Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Mary Zophres Costume Design
Sound Skip Lievsay Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Skip Lievsay Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art Thomas P. Wilkins Art Direction
Art Lauri Gaffin Set Decoration
Production Robert Graf Location Manager
Art J. Todd Anderson Storyboard Artist
Costume & Make-Up Daniel Curet Key Hair Stylist
Sound Peter F. Kurland Boom Operator
Costume & Make-Up John Blake Key Makeup Artist
Sound Michael Barry Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera Michael Tackett Still Photographer
Camera Jim Bridges Still Photographer
Lighting Bill O'Leary Chief Lighting Technician
Production Karen Ruth Getchell Production Coordinator
Production Gilly Ruben Unit Production Manager
Directing T. Kukovinski Script Supervisor
Sound Allan Byer Sound Mixer
Directing Donald Murphy Second Second Assistant Director
Sound Keenan Wyatt Boom Operator
Camera Andy Harris First Assistant Camera
Camera Mitchell Andrew Lillian Key Grip
Directing James Alan Hensz Second Assistant Director
Camera Peter Clemence Best Boy Grip
Camera Robin Brown Camera Operator
Camera Ed Dally Camera Loader
Directing Brian O'Kelley Second Assistant Director
Camera Adam Gilmore Second Assistant Camera
Directing Michelangelo Csaba Bolla First Assistant Director
Camera Milo Durben Dolly Grip
Art John David Paul Assistant Art Director