A FILM BY: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
WRITTEN BY: Ethan Coen
STARRING: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi

Author Todd Melby in Attendance for a Post-Film Q&A 

Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) is a car salesman in Minneapolis who has gotten himself into debt and is so desperate for money that he hires two thugs (Steve Buscemi), (Peter Stormare) to kidnap his own wife. Jerry will collect the ransom from her wealthy father (Harve Presnell), paying the thugs a small portion and keeping the rest to satisfy his debts. The scheme collapses when the thugs shoot a state trooper.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1996
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 98 mins
Format: DCP