• Rating: R
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
  • Starring: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
  • Format: Digital
  • Year: 1996
  • Language: English
  • Age Policy: 18 and Up

A kidnapping plot goes sour in the pinnacle of our Coen Brother’s film series, Fargo.

Financial problems, plans gone wrong, strange criminals and female law officials all staged within the brilliant combination of violence and humor…Fargo is definitely a Coen Brothers film! Set in the middle of nowhere (aka the frozen tundra of Minnesota, U.S.A.) a car salesman hires two criminals to kidnap his wife in order for his father-in-law to pay a hefty ransom. Naturally, things don’t go as planned and, in fact, get quite bloody and out of hand. But on the case is the extremely pregnant and wise police chief who’s hot on the trail. Amongst the many things to love about this movie are the accents (don’t ya know?) and the most clever usage of a wood chipper in cinema.

Part of Nitehawk’s COEN BROTHERS BEFORE FARGO January series.