AFI Catalog of Feature Films
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Fargo
Director: Joel Coen (Dir)
Release Date:   1996
Premiere Information:   Los Angeles opening: 8 Mar 1996; New York opening: week of 8 Mar 1996
Duration (in mins):   95
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Cast:   Frances McDormand (Marge Gunderson)  
    Steve Buscemi (Carl Showalter)  
    Peter Stormare (Gaear Grimsrud)  
    William H. Macy (Jerry Lundegaard)  
    Harve Presnell (Wade Gustafson)  

Production Company: Working Title Films  
Distribution Company: Gramercy Pictures  
Director: Joel Coen (Dir)
Producer: Ethan Coen (Prod)
Writer: Ethan Coen (Wrt)
  Joel Coen (Wrt)
Photography: Roger Deakins (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: Rick Heinrichs (Prod des)
Film Editor: Roderick Jaynes (Film ed)
Music: Carter Burwell (Mus)
MPAA Rating: R
Country: Great Britain and United States
Language: English

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Genre: Comedy-drama
  Mystery

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Los Angeles Times   8 Mar 1996   p. 1.
New York Times   8 Mar 1996   p. 1.
Variety   12 Feb 1996   p. 78.

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