|Fargo 1996 R, 98 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Joel Coen
Cast: Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Harve Presnell, Peter Stormare, Steve Reevis, Kristin Rudrud, John Carroll Lynch, Tony Denman, Gary Houston, Warren Keith, Larry Brandenburg, Bruce Bohne
This film by Joel and Ethan Coen is based on actual events that took place in Fargo, ND. Car salesman Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) plots to have his wife (Kristin Rudrud) kidnapped so he can collect the ransom from his wealthy father-in-law (Harve Presnell). Frances McDormand won an Oscar as Best Actress for her role as the pregnant policewoman. An Oscar also went to the Coens for Writing, and five other nominations were received, including Best Picture, Director, and Supporting Actor (William H. Macy).
|Go 1999 R, 103 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Thriller
Director: Doug Liman
Cast: Sarah Polley, Katie Holmes, Desmond Askew, Jay Mohr, Scott Wolf, Taye Diggs, William Fichtner, J.E. Freeman, Timothy Olyphant, Nathan Bexton, Suzanne Krull, Robert Peters, Jodi Bianca Wise, Jimmy Shubert, Tony Denman
Three intertwined plots–all taking place during Christmas–begin with Ronna (Sarah Polley) filling in for her friend Simon (Desmond Askew) as a Los Angeles grocery clerk while he heads off on a trip to Las Vegas. When soap stars Adam (Scott Wolf) and Zack (Jay Mohr) approach Ronna for a drug deal, Ronna acts as a go-between for Simon and his drug dealer friend Todd (Timothy Olyphant) but is caught by DEA agent Burke (William Fichtner, and Adam and Zack are busted for possession. Meanwhile, Simon is having more than a few problems in Las Vegas. Now, back at the grocery store, it turns out that Adam and Zach are lovers and find themselves in a sting operation, and their relationship with Burke and his wife Irene (Jane Krakowski) takes a very strange turn. What makes the movie work is the telling of the story from three different points of view.
|1. Fargo (1996)|
2. Go (1999)
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