R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.
Jerry Lundegaard was named after film critic Bob Lundegaard. When Bob saw the film at a screening with the Coen Brothers present, Bob jokingly said to them "You'll be seeing my lawyers in the morning."
I'm, uh, Jerry Lundegaard.
Carl Showalter: You're Jerry Lundegaard?
Jerry Lundegaard: Ya. Shep Proudfoot said...
Carl Showalter: Shep said you'd be here at 7:30. What gives, man?
Jerry Lundegaard: Shep said 8:30.
Carl Showalter: We've been sitting here an hour. He's
Carl Showalter: peed three times already.
Jerry Lundegaard: I'm sure sorry. Shep told me 8:30. It ...
When Jerry speaks to Shep about "the two guys," Shep says he only knows Grimsrud and does not know Carl. But when Shep later bursts into Carl's room to choke and whip him, they clearly recognize each other. Shep could have been lying to Jerry.
A symbol similar to the Artist Formerly Known as Prince is in the credits as "victim in field", but it is not him, it is J. Todd Anderson, the storyboard artist.
$137,301 (USA) (19 July 1996)
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