Plot hole: After the kidnappers kill the trooper and then one chases after the 2 eyewitnesses you can see that they are on a straight road (no turns and he catches up to them fairly quickly) but the next morning when Marge arrives on the scene of the 2 bodies she arrives from the direction of the trooper's body (the first shooting). After examining the bodies of the eyewitnesses she asks her deputy "where the trooper is" and the Deputy points in the direction she just came from and states "down the road a bit" how did she miss it? She would have had to have driven right past the trooper's crime scene to get to the 2 bodies.
Carl shoots Wade because the old man is stubborn and didn't want to hand over the cash (but Wade shoots Carl in the face). Pissed off and heavily bleeding, he buries the money under some snow. Jean is killed by Gaear. Carl gives a bit of money to his Gaear and after briefly talking, he axes Carl. Marge solves the whole crime and arrives at Carl and Gaear's place. Gaear is shoving Carl (what's left of him) in a wood chipper. He runs away; Marge shoots him and then busts him. The police break in to some motel and arrest Jerry Lundegaard. In the end, no one gets the ransom money.
Trivia: The movie wasn't based on a true story. The Coen brothers just threw that in. That said, the special edition DVD of the film contains a statement that the film was inspired by a real life incident in which Richard Crafts killed his wife Helle and disposed of her body by feeding it through a woodchipper.
Question: I've heard that the kidnappers names are Carl and Gaear. Where in the film is this fact established?
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