Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start dying. Enter Police Chief Marge, a coffee-drinking, parka-wearing - and extremely pregnant - investigator who'll stop at nothing to get her man. And if you think her small-time investigative skills will give the crooks a run for their ransom... you betcha!
- Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
- Studio: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Working Title Films
- Keyword: cheating, ransom, minnesota, salesclerk, winter, kidnapping, unsociability, police, north dakota, murder, dark comedy, money, police officer, car dealership, woodchipper, false history, neo-noir, minneapolis
- Cast: Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Peter Stormare, Steve Buscemi, John Carroll Lynch, Harve Presnell