It is interesting how powerful something like this can be on whatchability or general appreciation of a flick. Stopped me in my tracks and what I did watch was under duress and for a bogus reason, as it turned out...Awful Minnesota, off the mark. It made me turn the movie off. the fargo style interpretation was so good (to a person who has never been to that part of the country) I was totally convinced so forrest's work here was no good. Someone mentioned Irish , not quite but the type brogue around British isles, north ireland scotland and i thought he did a good job of acting that accent. The only reason i kept at the movie was to find out why he had the accent in a back story which of course never came. i figured with phillip jackson in there ....boy was i fooled. It might have been an otherwise good attempt at new wave noir..