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A Simple Plan
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Gary Cole Gary Cole

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Scott B. Smith Scott B. Smith


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8 years, 11 months ago at Nov 15 5:46
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This is a brilliant film from beginning to end. One of the best psychological thrillers to this day, you won't want to be missing out on this one.

Bill Paxton plays a hardware store manager, Hank, who seems from the outside like a mild-mannered guy who would never do anything wrong or against the law. That all changes from one trip to the cemetery with his brother, Jacob, (Billy Bob... read more

Effective and chilling.

8 years, 5 months ago at May 5 13:12
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"I wish somebody else had found that money."

Not only is A Simple Plan an absolutely brilliant, gripping psychological thriller but it is also an absorbing examination of human actions during times of desperation. The film is a thought-provoking and meaningful character study based on the popular novel by author Scott B. Smith (who also wrote the adapted screenplay).

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Two brothers, one a mild-mannered hardware store manager (Paxton), the other an unemployed slob (Thornton) and a friend stumble onto $4.4 million cash in stolen money. The newfound booty leads Paxton's character, Hank, (with help from his cunning wife) to great lengths to keep the money a secret from local authorities. The three men begin to doubt each other's trust, which leads to shocking results of lies and deceit.
Release date: 22 January 1999
UPC: 097363337676
Tags: Thriller (18), Crime (18), Drama (18), Murder (13), 1998 (11), 1990s (11), Winter (10), Suspense (10), Based On Book (9), Danny Elfman (9), Film Noir (8), Bridget Fonda (8), Sam Raimi (8), 90s (8), Bill Paxton (8), Action (7), Krishna (7), Book Based (7), Magnificent (6), Nice (6)
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"While a solid performance is given by every major player in this film (Bill Paxton, Bridgette Fonda and Brent Brisco) my fave has to go with Billy Bob Thornton's. This movie is another example of one of the roles that BBT has done in which he tends to approach the role with such a distinct character that, no matter what the quality of the film is, it's just interesting to watch as a vehicle for an actor who utilizes the diversity of his acting abilities to it's farthest extent. Therefore, wit"

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"Silloin kun on yksinkertainen suunnitelma, mikään ei voi mennä pieleen. Jostain syystä kaikki menee silti pieleen. Billy Bob tekee hyvän roolin vammaisena, eikä se kaima-Paxton sen huonommin vedä. Raimin tapa ohjata pitää tunnelman tiiviinä, ja etenkin noin puolivälissä nähtävä haulikkoammuskelu on taattua Samppaa. Olenhan minä nähnyt tämän ennenkin, mutta siitä on varmasti viisitoista vuotta aikaa. Tässä on kyllä mahtavasti havaittavissa sellainen post-Fargo meininki. Pid"

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