Synopsis: Jerry works in his father-in-law's car dealership and has gotten himself in financial problems. He tries various schemes to come up with money needed for a reason that is never really explained. It has to be assumed that his huge embezzlement of money from the dealership is about to be discovered by father-in-law. When all else falls through, plans he set in motion earlier for two men to kidnap his wife for ransom to be paid by her wealthy father (who doesn't seem to have the time of day for son-in-law). From the moment of the kidnapping, things go wrong and what was supposed to be a non-violent affair turns bloody with more blood added by the minute. Jerry is upset at the bloodshed, which turns loose a pregnant sheriff from Brainerd, MN who is tenacious in attempting to solve the three murders in her jurisdiction.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Production: MGM
  Won 2 Oscars. Another 79 wins & 59 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

for me and Jean and Scotty.

Jean and Scotty never have to worry.

Where is Pancake's House?

- What?

- We stop at Pancake's House.

You nuts? We had pancakes for breakfast.

I gotta go to a place where

I can get a shot and a beer and steak.

Not more fucking pancakes. Come on.

Oh, come on, man.

OK, here's an idea.

We can stop outside of Brainerd.

I know a place there we can get laid.

- I'm fuckin' hungry now.

- Yeah, yeah. Jesus.

I'm saying we can stop, get pancakes

and then we'll get laid. All right?

We sat right here in this room

and went over this.

- Yah, but that TruCoat...

- I said I didn't want any TruCoat.

Yah, but I'm saying, that TruCoat, you

don't get it, you get oxidation problems...

You're sitting there talking in circles

like we didn't go over this already.

- Yeah, but this TruCoat...

- We had a deal for $19,500.

Darned if you didn't tell me you'd get me

this car without the sealant for $19,500.

- All right, I'm not saying I didn't.

- You called me and said you had it.

"Ready to make delivery" you says.

And here you are and you're

wasting my time and my wife's time.

And I'm paying $19,500

for this vehicle here.

All right.

I'll talk to my boss.

See, they install that TruCoat

at the factory. There's nothing we can do.

But I'll talk to my boss.

These guys here. These guys.

Its always the same. Its always more.

- You going to the Gophers on Sunday?

- Oh, you betcha.

You wouldn't have an extra ticket?

You kiddin'?


He's never done this before, but seein' as

its special circumstances an' all,

he says I can knock $100 off that TruCoat.

One hundred?

You lied to me, Mr Lundegaard.

You're a bald-faced liar.

Bucky, please.

A fucking liar.

Bucky, please.

Where's my goddamn chequebook?

Lets get this over with.

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Ethan Coen

Ethan Coen was born on September 21, 1957 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Ethan Jesse Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for No Country for Old Men (2007), True Grit (2010) and The Big Lebowski (1998). He has been married to Tricia Cooke since October 2, 1990. They have two children. more…

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