Fargo (1996) quotes

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen.

William H. Macy.
Frances McDormand.
Steve Buscemi.

Jerry Lundegaard’s inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen’s bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.


You’re darn tootin’!
– Jerry Lundegaard

[to Gaear]
So, that was Mrs. Lundegaard on the floor in there. And I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper. And those three people in Brainerd. And for what? For a little bit of money? There’s more to life than a little money, you know. Don’tcha know that? And here ya are, and it’s a beautiful day. Well. I just don’t understand it.
Marge Gunderson

Say, Lou, didya hear the one about the guy who couldn’t afford personalized plates, so he went and changed his name to J3L2404?
Marge Gunderson
Yah, that’s a good one.

I’m not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your police work, there, Lou.
– Marge Gunderson

You alright there, Margie?
Oh, I just think I’m gonna barf…
Marge Gunderson
[standing up again after a moment]
… Well, that passed. Now I’m hungry again.
Marge Gunderson

Ah, hon, ya got Arby’s all over me.
– Marge Gunderson

Oh for Pete’s sake, he’s fleeing the interview! He’s fleeing the interview!
– Marge Gunderson

Shut the fuck up! Or I’ll throw you back in the trunk, you know?
Gaear Grimsrud
Jesus, that’s more than I’ve heard you say all week.
Carl Showalter

[Jerry and Wade discuss business opportunity]
This could work out real good for me and Jean and Scotty.
Jerry Lundegaard
Jean and Scotty never have to worry.
Wade Gustafson

[rubbing Margie’s pregnant stomach]
Two more months.
Norm Gunderson
Two more months.
Marge Gunderson

You’re a smooth smoothie, you know?
– Gaear Grimsrud

The heck do ya mean?
– Jerry Lundegaard

Mind if I sit down? I’m carrying quite a load here.
– Marge Gunderson

But you’re sayin’… what are ya sayin’?
– Stan Grossman