Fargo (1996 movie)

1996 film directed by Ethan and Joel Coen

Fargo is a 1996 American black comedy-drama crime thriller movie. The Coen brothers made this movie, which is set in 1987. Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi and William H. Macy star in the movie as a detective, a criminal, and a car salesman, respectively. It is a dark comedy about the police investigation of some murders and bad business activities.

In 2006 it was put into the United States National Film Registry because the group thought it was culturally, historically, or aesthetically important enough to be recognized in their collection. It inspired a TV series of the same name

Part of the movie is set in Fargo, North Dakota. The majority is set in Minneapolis and Brainerd, Minnesota.[1] It shows the culture and accent of many of the people who live there.


  1. "For Pete's sake, 'Fargo' is overrated". Brainerd Dispatch. March 16, 2006. Retrieved 2021-07-11.

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