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Fargo (1996) Movie Information

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Joel Coen


William H. Macy
Steve Buscemi
Frances McDormand
Peter Stormare
John Carroll Lynch
Tony Denman





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A an indebted man hires hit men to kidnap his wife when it all goes wrong and he tries to fix the problems.

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FSUNoles27TS 04/03/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A fantastic dark comedy with some of the best characters to ever grace the big screen. The story and writing is absolutely amazing, as it takes place in the perfect setting. A must-watch for all. Doncha Kno

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mitchellyoung 01/24/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Fargo is quintessential Coen Brothers. It is a film, populated by slightly off characters, that reveals the depths of human character and behavior, using black comedy and a macabre plotline as a backdrop. The film is sarcastically funny, but doesn't cut back on the occasional brutality of its plot.

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Marielle 11/07/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I can't grasp the fact that it's based on a true story. Allthough all the caracters are great and the movie too. But i guess that if it hadn't been a true story i would've liked it less..

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10/08/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Fargo...still the best

One of those movies you can watch over and over again, and can't help but make your fondness for the Coen brothers' genius grow. William H. Macy makes this movie - if there is a character more believable than this perennial, hapless failure, I would love to hear about who it is. Buscemi and Stormare's misfit chemistry is hard to top in the history of criminal conspirators. Harve Presnall, his daughter and grandson work so perfectly, you can't help but think they are more "Fargo" than actors. And Frances McDormand deserved her Oscar - a pregnant Police Trooper - I dare you to find better. In the end, it's hard to think of a movie with a more bizarre plot that is fully believable up to the now pop culture-esque "I'll throw you in a wood chipper" scene.

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07/10/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A ridiculous anecdote of misdeed in the winter.

Fargo is a trophy of 90's Coen Bros. filmmaking. Admittedly, there are a few pointless scenes and the climax for me is a little underwhelming, but that doesn't give the film a reason to be bad, because every scene is better than the last.

It has the most unusual pair of characters, but for some reason they work well off each other, even if they don't share a scene together. A criminal duo, a terrible (TERRIBLE!) husband, pregnant police chief, where else do you see that?
Frances McDormand deserved her Oscar here, without a doubt. She is funny, she is convincing, she basically defines a woman from the north with her sing-song accent and jolly expressions. Priceless.

The music by Carter Burwell feels majestic. It's like you're being wrapped in a warm blanket.
Even the direction that...

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08/07/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Ah, hon, ya got Arby's all over me

When a movie like Fargo comes along, you almost donít know how to react. All of the different genres, emotions and categories that you could slap on it still could not give the uninitiated a solid description of the film. The intensity is mixed with the mundane. The comedy is mixed with the tragedy. It is a lot to digest at first, but when the dust settles, the true genius of the whole product is made clear. Fargo may be a film that is challenging, but more importantly it is one that is rewarding.

The movie begins with a man named Jerry who is having financial problems and needs to come up with money quickly. A series of fortunate (or unfortunate) events leads him to be introduced to two criminals, Carl and Gaear, who are to help him come up with big money fast. The plan is for them to...

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