Fargo - Movie Synopsis & Plot
Fargo is a real-life story about a plan where nothing seems to go right and the simplest plan can turn out to have extremely high costs, including murder.
Minnesota, 1987. Jerry Lundegaard is a car salesman, who, to get himself out of a debt, hires two thugs to kidnap his own wife. Jerry gives the two criminals a car and plans on paying them an additional $80,000 after he gets a $1,000,000 ransom from his wife's wealthy father. It doesn't work out so smoothly.
The thugs murder a state trooper and two innocent bystanders, which ultimately brings Police Chief Marge Gunderson into the investigation. Meanwhile, Jerry's plan continues to fall apart. His father-in-law wants to deliver the money himself which would mess everything up and thugs are beginning to become impatient.