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    "Fargo" Talkback (Spoilers)

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    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
    Studio: Polygram
    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.

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    Seriously if you actually thought "The English Patient" was a better film than this then you have major problems.

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    I liked the movie (not more OR less than The English Patient, however) and Marge Gunderson is as truly iconic a movie character as they come, but it seemed to be missing something that I just can't quite put my finger on.

    I look back on it now as a dress-rehearsal for No Country For Old Men.
    "You're fired. You're fired for costing this company millions of pounds. You're fired for insubordination. You're fired for lack of character!"
    "Very good. Happy Christmas!"

    St. John Powell and Lane Pryce. Mad Men.

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    One of my favorite scenes in the film is when Marge returns to Jerry's dealership to question him again, and Jerry stutters and stammers during questioning because he thinks he's been caught. Both deliver solid performances there for different reasons, especially since Jerry is noticeably more agitated and nervous than the first questioning.

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