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'Fargo', for its excellence, made a place in history and is listed in the 100 greatest American films by The American Film Institute.

The film 'Fargo' is about a crime brought to light by seven-month pregnant police chief Marge Gunderson, investigating a triple kill. An exceptional storyline and performances won the movie, top awards.

The film was released in 1996 and starred Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, and Peter Stormare. It was produced and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. 'Fargo' is a black comedy thriller, and its unique ability to blend the story's events into each quote is unique and has a meaning for mindscape.

Here we bring you some of the best quotes from the film 'Fargo'. You may also like our similar articles on 'Silence of the Lambs' quotes and 'Chinatown' quotes.

Famous 'Fargo' Movie Quotes

Check out our collections of some interesting quotes from the epic movie 'Fargo', where Joel Coen and Ethan Coen elegantly portrayed the characters.

1. "We're not just going to give you $750,000! We're not a bank, Jerry."

-Stan Grossman.

2. "Officer Olson: Found somethin' there, Chief?

Marge Gunderson: No, I just think I'm gonna barf!"


3. "You'll take care of it? You're a smooth smoothie, ya know?"

-Gaear Grimsrud.

4."I got your damn money. Now, where's my daughter?"

-Wade Gustafson.

5. "There's a minimum charge of four dollars; long-term parking charges by the day."

- Airport Lot Attendant.

6."No! The truck's yours. We split the Ciera."

-Gaear Grimsrud.

7."What'd this guy look like, anyway?"

-Officer Olson.

8. "Oh, he was a little guy... Kinda funny lookin'."

-Mr. Mohra.

9. "One of us pays the other for half. If you want the car, you have to give me your half of the money."

-Gaear Grimsrud.

10."But you're sayin'... what are ya sayin'?"

-Stan Grossman.

11."Uh, she started shrieking, y'know. She wouldn't stop..."

-Gaear Grimsrud.

Jerry Lundegaard Quotes

The movie starts with Jerry Lundergaard strapped for cash and plans to kidnap his wife to get money from his father-in-law. Here we have listed some quotes by Jerry Lundergaard from the movie for your pleasure.

'Fargo' quotes from ther thriller movie.

12."I'm, uh, Jerry Lundegaard."

-Jerry Lundegaard.

13."I'm in a bit of trouble..."

-Jerry Lundegaard.

14."Well, heck, if you wanna, if you wanna play games here! I'm workin' with ya on this thing, but I... Okay, I'll do a damned lot count!"

-Jerry Lundegaard.

15."I'm sure sorry. Shep told me 8:30. It was a mix-up, I guess."

-Jerry Lundegaard.

16."I'm cooepratin'... Darn tootin'!"

-Jerry Lundegaard.

17."What the heck are ya talking about? Let's just finish this deal up here."

-Jerry Lundegaard.

18."See these are personal matters."

-Jerry Lundegaard.

19."Oh, for Christ's sake here!"

-Jerry Lundegaard.

20."Well, we've never done this before. But seeing as it's special circumstances and all, he says I can knock a hundred dollars off that Trucoat."

-Jerry Lundegaard.

21."What the heck are ya talking about? What do you fellas have yourself mixed up in?"

-Jerry Lundegaard.

22."Ma'am, I answered your question!"

-Jerry Lundegaard.

23."Yeah, I got the money, but... uh."

-Jerry Lundegaard.

Marge Gunderson Quotes

The movie 'Fargo' is based upon real incidents that took place in Minnesota around 1987. Marge Gunderson, a lead character, was portrayed well by Frances McDormand. The character won Frances McDormand an Oscar for her performance.

'Fargo' quotes when Marge Gunderson investigates the murder of three people in Brainerd.

24."And it's a beautiful day..."

-Marge Gunderson.

25."Sir, you have no call to get snippy with me! I'm just doing my job here."

-Marge Gunderson.

26."Thanks a bunch. So, what's the deal? Gary says triple homicide."

-Marge Gunderson.

27."Mind if I sit down? I'm carrying quite a load here."

-Marge Gunderson.

28."Say, Lou, did you hear the one about the guy who couldn't afford personalized plates, so he went and changed his name to J3L2404?"

-Marge Gunderson.

29."There's more to life than a little money, you know. Don'tcha know that?"

- Marge Gunderson.

30."Prowler needs a jump."

-Marge Gunderson.

31."And I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper?"

-Marge Gunderson.

32."I'm not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your police work there, Lou."

-Marge Gunderson.

33."Yeah, easy there, you do too! I'm expecting, ya know."

-Marge Gunderson.

34."So, Mike, should we get together another time?"

-Marge Gunderson.

35."Oh my. Where? Yeah? Aw geez. Okay, there in a jif. Real good, then."

-Marge Gunderson.

Mike Yanagita Quotes

During the investigation, Marge Gunderson reunites with her high school friend Mike Yanagita who tries to trick her but Marge overcomes this. Some interesting quotes from Mike are listed below.

36."I liked you so much! You're such a super lady!"


37."So, uh, you married old Norm son-of-a-Gunderson?"


38."Do you mind if I sit over here?"


39."I'm sorry, I... I shouldn't have done this. I shouldn't have done this, I shouldn't have... I thought we'd have a really terrific time."


40."Yah, well, I, uh--it's not that it didn't work out. Linda had leukemia. She passed away."


41."Yeah, if you're an engineer, yeah, you could do a lot worse. Of course, it's not, uh, it's nothin' like your achievement."


42."And, oh, then I saw you on the news and I remembered. I always liked you."


Carl Showalter Quotes

Along with Gaear Grimsrud, Carl Showalter is employed by Jerry to kidnap his wife. Listed below are some quotes from Carl Showalter.

43."Would it kill you to say something?"

-Carl Showalter.

44."It's proven that second-hand smoke is carcin... you know, cancer related."

-Carl Showalter.

45."Jesus, that's more than I've heard you say all week."

-Carl Showalter.

46."You ever been to Minneapolis?"

-Carl Showalter.

47."Blood has been shed, Jerry. We need more..."

-Carl Showalter.

48."Is it, Jerry? Why don't you ask those three poor souls in Brainerd if a deal's a deal? Go ahead, ask them!"

-Carl Showalter.

49."No. That's the first thing you've said in the last four hours. That's, a fountain of conversation there, buddy. That's a geyser."

-Carl Showalter.

50."Circumstances have changed, Jerry."

-Carl Showalter.

51."Three people, in Brainerd... are dead."

-Carl Showalter.

52. "Oh... right. She's alright, but there's a few people in Brainerd who aren't so okay, I'll tell you that."

-Carl Showalter.

53."We've been sitting here an hour. He's peed three times already."

-Carl Showalter.

54."That's right, we need more money."

-Carl Showalter.

'Fargo' TV Quotes

Adapted from the big-screen crime fiction, 'Fargo' a television series was written by Noah Hawley and directed by Adam Bernstein. Each series follows different crime stories dealing with different characters every season. Check on some of the best quotes from the television series.

55. What if you're right, and they're wrong?"

-S1.Ep1: 'The Crocodile's Dilemma.'

56."Kill or be killed."

-Stavros Milos, S1.Ep4: 'Eating the Blame.'

57."Only a fool thinks he can solve the world's problems."

-Ari Ziskind, S1.Ep5: 'The Six Ungraspables.'

58."Heck of a lot of bullets for a fender bender."

-Molly Solverson, S1.Ep6: 'Buridan's Ass.'

59."Let's just say there's a lot of blood."

-Lester Nygaard, S1.Ep7: 'Who Shaves the Barber?'

'Fargo' Season 2 Quotes

During Season 2, Lou Solverson investigates the mystery of Rye Gerhardt. During the investigation, he comes across Mike Milligan and the Kitchen brothers, searching for clues. The quotes below will take you down memory lane of the series.

60. "But it's the way you're unfriendly. How you're so polite about it. Like you're doin' me a favor."

-Mike Milligan, S2.Ep3: 'The Myth of Sisyphus.'

61."A deal is always better than war."

-Floyd Gerhardt, S2.Ep4: 'Fear and Trembling.'

62."If you want me to take you seriously, you have to be a serious person."

-Mike Milligan, S2.Ep5: 'The Gift of the Magi.'

63."The past can no more become the future than the future can become the past."

-Mike Milligan, S2.Ep7: 'Did You Do This? No, You Did It!'

64."Are you familiar with the phrase 'manifest destiny'?"

-Mike Milligan, S2.Ep7: 'Did you do this? No, you did it!'

A Few More 'Fargo' Quotes

All four seasons were entertaining with their original and unique storylines. The entire cast making fantastic delivery won the hearts of critics. Here we bring some more quotes from season 3 and season 4 for you to peruse.

65."Things of consequence rarely happen by accident."

-V.M. Varga, S3.Ep6: 'The Lord of No Mercy.'

66."One's eyes can be deceived. We see what we believe, not the other way around."

-V.M. Varga, S3.Ep10: 'Somebody to Love.'

67."Money is a blessing and a curse."

-Ruby Goldfarb, S3.Ep7: 'The Law of Inevitability.'

68."You can't win this game, you do realize that?"

-V.M. Varga, S3.Ep9: 'Aporia.'

69."Nobody is dumb and smart at the same time."

-Loy Cannon, S4.Ep4: 'The Pretend War.'

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'Fargo' quotes, then why not take a look at 'True Detective' quotes or detective quotes.

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