Synopsis: The all new "true crime" case of Fargo's new chapter travels back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, where a young State Police Officer Lou Solverson, recently back from Vietnam, investigates a case involving a local crime gang and a major Mob syndicate. Helping him piece things together is his father-in-law, Sheriff Hank Larsson. The investigation will lead them to a colorful cast of characters that includes Karl Weathers, the town lawyer of Luverne, Minnesota. A Korean War vet, Karl is a flowery drunk blessed with the gift of gab and the eloquence of a true con artist. Joe Bulo, the front man for the northern expansion of a Kansas City crime syndicate. The new face of corporate crime, Joe's bringing a Walmart mentality to small town America. His number two is Mike Milligan. Part enforcer, part detective, Mike is always smiling - but the joke is usually on you. Bulo and his crew have their sights set on the Gerhardt crime family in Fargo, currently led by mat
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Actors: Allison Tolman, Billy Bob Thornton, Colin Hanks, Martin Freeman
  Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 50 wins & 195 nominations.
 
IMDB:
9.0
TV-MA
Year:
2014
53 min
722 Views

The following text fades in over black:

This is a true story. The events depicted took place in

Minnesota in 2006. At the request of the survivors, the

names have been changed. Out of respect for the dead, the

rest has been told exactly as it occurred.

FLARE TO WHITE:

EXT. TWO LANE HIGHWAY. RURAL MINNESOTA - DAY

The white becomes snowfall, a blizzard. Through it we can

make out a two lane road. A car emerges from the snow --

rust-spotted, chains on the tires -- coming towards us.

CUT TO:

INT. CAR (TRAVELING) - DAY

LORNE MALVO, age unknown, birth place unknown, sits behind

the wheel, his breath white with frost. If he minds he

doesn’t show it.

As he drives we become aware of THUMPING coming from inside

the trunk. As if someone is in there who doesn’t want to be.

Malvo ignores it.

A DEER:

appears in the road ahead of him. Malvo turns too late, HITS

it. The CAR SKIDS off the road, ROLLS twice -- the trunk

popping open -- before coming to rest on its wheels.

Beat. A MAN emerges from the trunk wearing only underwear.

He is stunned from the crash, but sound enough of mind to

know this is his chance. As we watch he LOPES off through

waist-deep snow, making for the tree line.

Beat. The driver’s door opens. Slowly, Malvo climbs out.

His head is bleeding where it hit the windshield. He stands

unsteadily in the snow, getting his bearings.

ANGLE ON THE OTHER MAN

Loping off through the snow. Malvo could catch him if he

tried, but he makes no attempt. Instead he walks into the

center of the road where the deer lays on its side,

struggling to get up. Three of its four legs are broken, but

still it fights for life. Malvo stands over the wounded

animal, looking down.

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CLOSE UP ON THE DEER

It’s eyes wild, blood bubbles foaming from its nose and

mouth, mortally wounded.

CLOSE UP ON MALVO

Studying it’s eyes. What does he see in there?

We begin to hear a strange throbbing, churning sound, half

animal, half machine.

CUT TO:

INT. KITCHEN. NYGAARD HOUSE. SAINT CLOUD, MINNESOTA - DAY

LESTER NYGAARD, 40, home for lunch, sits at the kitchen

table. Lester is the kind of guy who apologizes when you

step on his foot. His wife, PEARL, 39, is heating up a can

of soup at the stove. We get the sense she has been talking

nonstop since Lester walked in the door.

PEARL:

-- Saturday. I said we’d bring a

Jello salad, but Kitty said

meatloaf, so --

The surging, churning sound is louder now, coming from under

the floor. Nygaard listens to it, both fascinated and

slightly disturbed.

PEARL (CONT’D)

(exasperated)

Hon?

LESTER NYGAARD:

(snaps out of it)

What’s that, hon?

Pearl brings the pot over, ladles tomato soup into his bowl.

PEARL:

(exasperated)

I said it’s Scotty’s birthday

Saturday. We’re supposed ta be at

your brother’s at one. With

meatloaf.

LESTER NYGAARD:

(beat, listening)

It sounds different today, don’t ya

think? Angry.

2.

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PEARL:

I’m washing towels. That’s the

towel sound.

She sits. They eat.

PEARL (CONT’D)

Kitty says they just got one of

those fancy European all in ones.

Says it washes and dries. One

machine. Can you believe that?

LESTER NYGAARD:

I bet that set them back a penny.

PEARL:

He can afford it, your brother.

Kitty said he just got a big

promotion. After only working

there a year.

We can tell his brother is a touchy subject for Lester.

PEARL (CONT’D)

Kitty said they got one of those

new surround-sound systems too.

(Lester eats)

Guess I married the wrong Nygaard.

That’s what I said. We had a good

laugh.

LESTER NYGAARD:

It’s just slow now. At the shop.

PEARL:

Oh, hon. That’s what you always

say. Slow.

Beat. They eat. Lester wipes his mouth, stands.

LESTER NYGAARD:

Well, better get back to it.

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Noah Hawley

Noah Hawley (born c. 1967) is an American film and television producer, screenwriter, composer, and author, best known for creating and writing the FX anthology television series Fargo. Hawley was a writer and producer on the first three seasons of the television series Bones (2005–2008) and also created The Unusuals (2009) and My Generation (2010). He wrote the screenplay for the film The Alibi (2006). more…

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