I'm in a Coen mood. Let's do some more!
A Homespun Murder Story
"I'm not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your police work, there, Lou." - Margie Gunderson
Release Date: March 8, 1996
Director: Joel and Ethan Coen
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Starring: Francis McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Harve Presnell, Peter Stormare
Plot Summary: Fargo is based on true events that occurred in Minnesota in 1987 with the names changed to protect the victims. Jerry works in his father-in-law's car dealership and has gotten himself in financial problems. He tries various schemes to come up with money needed for a reason that is never really explained. It has to be assumed that his huge embezzlement of money from the dealership is about to be discovered by father-in-law. When all else falls through, plans he set in motion earlier for two men to kidnap his wife for ransom to be paid by her wealthy father (who doesn't seem to have the time of day for son-in-law). From the moment of the kidnapping, things go wrong and what was supposed to be a non-violent affair turns bloody with more blood added by the minute. Jerry is upset at the blood shed, which turns loose a pregnant sheriff from MN who is tenacious in attempting to solve the three murders in her jurisdiction.
Seriously if you actually thought "The English Patient" was a better film than this then you have major problems.