1996

Year

39

Out of 40

There’s more to life than a little money, you know

To squeeze money out of his wealthy father-in-law, Jerry Lundegaard, hires two criminals to kidnap his wife, so he can pick up the ransom. It all starts to go horribly wrong, and small-town cop, Marge Gunderson, arrives on the scene to unpick the mystery.

Fargo represented a turning point in the careers of Joel and Ethan Coen. After a run of box office bombs, the film was a hit with audiences, while retaining its appeal to critics and the awards circuit.

Three people in Brainerd are dead, and All The Right Movies, the smooth smoothies, are on the case.

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