FARGO, N.D. (WCCO) – One of the most iconic movie props in recent years is on display at the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau beginning this weekend. It’s the wood-chipper from the scene near the end of “Fargo.”
After the movie finished production in the mid-1990s, a crew member bought the wood-chipper for $100.
“He proceeded to use it out on his farm or out in his back yard,” said Cole Carley, CEO of the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Those familiar with the movie know the wood-chipper is from a rather gruesome scene in the climax. (WARNING: Link contains graphic content and potential plot spoilers.)
“Unless there’s actually illness, injury, death or financial malfeasance, it’s all good publicity,” Carley said.
The wood-chipper will be on display May 7-15.
The film was written and directed by Ethan and Joel Coen, who are originally from the Twin Cities. Both the Coens and actress Frances McDormand won Oscars for the film.
NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Adam Thomas Reports