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A Simple Plan (1998)

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Jack Walsh Jack Walsh
Tom Butler
Becky Ann Baker Becky Ann Baker
Nancy Chambers
Gary Cole Gary Cole
Baxter


Written by
Scott B. Smith Scott B. Smith
(novel)


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14 years, 2 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.

13 years, 8 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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A good movie

5 years, 1 month ago at Dec 6 11:31
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Even though this movie seems to be rather forgotten nowadays, in my opinion, from all the movies directed by Sam Raimi, it is actually probably the best one he has delivered if you put aside the Evil Dead trilogy. As a matter of fact, it was hardly a personal project as Raimi was not even the first director involved (in fact, Ben Stiller, John Dhal and finally John Boorman all dropped out at some ... read more
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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: Crime (19), Drama (18), Thriller (18), Murder (13), 1998 (11), 1990s (11), Suspense (10), Winter (10), Danny Elfman (9), Based On Book (9), 90s (8), Film Noir (8), Bill Paxton (8), Bridget Fonda (8), Sam Raimi (8), Action (7), Krishna (7), Book Based (7), Nice (6), Magnificent (6)
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