Fargo (1996)

A lot can happen in the middle of nowhere.

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1996-03-08
  • User Rating: 7.9/10 from 5449 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 38min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director: Joel Coen
star 7.9/10
From 5,449 Ratings


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
  • Steve Buscemi

    as Carl Showalter
  • Harve Presnell

    as Wade Gustafson
  • Peter Stormare

    as Gaear Grimsrud
  • John Carroll Lynch

    as Norm Gunderson
  • Steve Park

    as Mike Yanagita
  • Kristin Rudrüd

    as Jean Lundegaard
  • Tony Denman

    as Scotty Lundegaard
  • Gary Houston

    as Irate Customer
  • Sally Wingert

    as Irate Customer's Wife
  • Steve Reevis

    as Shep Proudfoot
  • Larry Brandenburg

    as Stan Grossman
  • Kurt Schweickhardt

    as Car Salesman
  • Larissa Kokernot

    as Hooker #1
  • Melissa Peterman

    as Hooker #2
  • Bruce Campbell

    as Soap Opera Actor on TV
  • Michelle Hutchison

    as Escort
  • Bruce Bohne

    as Lou
Camera Roger Deakins Director of Photography
Art Rick Heinrichs Production Design
Writing Joel Coen Screenplay
Directing Joel Coen Director
Editing Joel Coen Editor
Production Joel Coen Producer
Writing Ethan Coen Screenplay
Editing Ethan Coen Editor
Production Ethan Coen Producer
Sound Carter Burwell Original Music Composer
Production John S. Lyons Casting
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