Fargo (1996)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller

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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.



  • Steve Buscemi in Fargo (1996)
  • Frances McDormand and James Gaulke in Fargo (1996)
  • Frances McDormand in Fargo (1996)
  • William H. Macy in Fargo (1996)
  • Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare in Fargo (1996)
  • Steve Buscemi and Steve Reevis in Fargo (1996)

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Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast


Joel Coen , Ethan Coen


Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Did You Know?


J. Todd Anderson, a storyboard artist who regularly works with the Coen brothers (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen), also plays one of the murder victims, but is credited as O(+> in the credits, similar to the symbol Prince used at the time. This may be a reference to the fact that Prince, like the ... ...


Jerry Lundegaard: 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 ...


At the start of the movie when the characters Carl Showalter (Steve Buscemi), Gaear Grimsrud (Peter Stormare) & Jerry Lundegaard (William H Macey) first meet, Carl says that Shep Proudfoot (Steve Reevis) told him that they were to meet at 7.30pm. Later when Jerry speaks to Shep, Shep says that he only vouches for Grimsrud and he has never heard of Carl. When Jerry wants to call it all off, Shep tells Jerry that he is not able to contact Gaear.. Then when Carl is in the hotel room with the escort (Michelle Hutchison),somehow Shep is able to track down Carl who he has never met or even knows what he looks like.

Crazy Credits

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.


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Crime | Drama | Thriller


Release Date:

5 April 1996



Country of Origin


Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$137,301 (USA) (19 July 1996)


$24,611,975 (USA)

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