Blade Runner + Fargo

Blade Runner + Fargo
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Double Feature | Year 12 (2008)

It’s finally happening. Year 12 begins here. The perfect introduction for a new Double Feature listener: Blade Runner and Fargo, the most-requested listener films from a decade ago. Eric tries to embrace the fresh start. Michael embraces the show’s deep cuts. The many versions of Blade Runner and which one best captures Ridley Scott’s vision. Double Feature gets some more Dick. What makes something a Fargo story? The Coen Brothers’ Fargo and recent Fargo television series. Coen characters, relatability, Peter Stormare, and something about wood chippers.

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Blade Runner

Blade Runner


Released: June 25, 1982
Runtime: 117 min | IMDB | Wikipedia

Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: Hampton Fancher, David Webb Peoples
Starring: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young

In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.

Fargo

Fargo


Released: March 8, 1996
Runtime: 98 min | IMDB | Wikipedia

Director: Joel Coen
Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi

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!

 
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