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Old 04-12-2009, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Most of us think the movie was way over the top but we see a little bit of ourselves in the characters and dialect. Truth is, the movie was dead-on and my wife and I are constantly acknowledging the the yah suurrres and nooooooo we hear 10 times on the way to work each day. The radio call-in shows in the Twin Cities are full of people calling in standing in their sorrels with a set of jumper cables in their hand lamenting the plight of the Gofoors.

In defense of our Fargo neighbors, I think most of the movie is set in Minneapolis/St Paul and I think Fargo is only mentioned as the place where Carl and Gaear are "from". The Paul Bunyon Statue is in North Dakota and I think the scene where Carl bury's the money was shot there.

Ok gotta go now, end of story.

 
Old 04-13-2009, 03:10 PM
 
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If I remember correctly the only part of the movie that was set in Fargo was the opening scene.

The rest was in Minneapolis and Brainard.

The chose the name Fargo because they didn't think Brainard was much of a name for a movie.
 
Old 04-13-2009, 03:26 PM
 
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They didn't have enough snow to film the Fargo scenes in Fargo. The Paul Bunyan statue was erected up by Pembina (in Bathgate?), so the role of Brainard was played by Bathgate. I think most of the rest of it was shot down by the Cities.
 
Old 04-14-2009, 02:48 PM
 
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It's funny...Carrie Dee English (the girl who won America's next top model) and has a new reality show on one of the women's networks...she has a hint of the "fargo" accent when she talks...and she is from Fargo. But it is not in a bad way.

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Old 04-14-2009, 05:03 PM
 
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Nope. The movie was 'set' in Fargo - filmed in Brainerd. Good 'ol Paul is still standing tall there. Whoever was right though, not enough actuall snow in Fargo at the time.
 
Old 04-14-2009, 05:28 PM
 
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Good 'ol Paul is still standing tall there.
You're also wrong.

Fargo (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116282/locations
 
Old 04-14-2009, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Lawton, OK
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The very beginning of the film is set in Fargo (In the bar) The rest was set in Brainerd and Minneapolis.
 
Old 04-14-2009, 08:04 PM
 
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The very beginning of the film is set in Fargo (In the bar) The rest was set in Brainerd and Minneapolis.
That is the way I remember it.I just saw Fargo for the first time a couple months ago on AMC.

The family, car dealership, house etc. was Minneapolis. The traffic stop and murders were outside Brainard. The cop was from Brainard.

I would assume they didn't want to name a movie Brainard.

Is there actually a Brainard, MN?
 
Old 04-14-2009, 08:20 PM
 
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That is the way I remember it.I just saw Fargo for the first time a couple months ago on AMC.

The family, car dealership, house etc. was Minneapolis. The traffic stop and murders were outside Brainard. The cop was from Brainard.

I would assume they didn't want to name a movie Brainard.

Is there actually a Brainard, MN?
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:35 PM
 
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Thanks.

Looks like a great town. Except the accents of course.

Sorry for not spelling it correctly.
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