In "Election," things get pretty tough for teacher Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick) as he mentors a number of high school students, including Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon), as they prepare for high school elections.
That's the site of "Fargo." The city and the movie. A lot can happen in the middle of nowhere, you know. Like in this Coen brothers classic, in which a murder plot goes hopelessly awry and hilarity ensues.
Jeremy Grey: Okay, what's our back story? John Beckwith: We're brothers from New Hampshire. We're venture capitalists. Jeremy Grey: I'm sick of that. Let's be from Vermont. And let's have an emerging maple syrup conglomerate. John Beckwith: Wait, that's stupid. We don't know anything about maple syrup. Jeremy Grey: I happen to know everything there is to know about maple syrup! I love maple syrup. I love maple syrup on pancakes. I love it on pizza. And I take maple syrup and put a little bit in my hair when I've had a rough week. What do you think holds it up, slick?