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.
The Coens (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen) wrote the scene at the restaurant with Mike (Steve Park) to develop Marge's (Frances McDormand) character outside of the case or her marriage.
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 ...
The state trooper turns on the flashing light on the police car way before it gets close to the kidnappers' Cierra. It means that he could not have noticed that the Cierra had dealer plates on it at such distance, at night.
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.
In the version showed in Dutch theaters the scene where the cop gets shot in the head differs. The scene is not close-up and in it a part from the trooper's skull flies off.
$137,301 (USA) (19 July 1996)
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