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A Simple Plan (1998)

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When three blue collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash they make a plan to keep their find from the authorities but find complications and mistrust weaving its way into their plan.

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Three diverse characters, for the most part intellectually challenged, find a deserted plane with a bag full of millions of dollars inside. They devise a simple plan to keep the money if no-one claims it. Ofcourse, nothing turns out simple... Written by Filmtwob <webmaster@filmfreak.co.za>

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They've worked hard all their lives, but they still can't afford the American Dream. Stealing it is even better. See more »

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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22 January 1999 (USA)  »

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A Thousand Miles  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£139,087 (UK) (21 May 1999)

Gross:

£506,625 (UK) (11 June 1999)
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Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis were attached to star, but left the film because of scheduling conflicts. See more »

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After being killed, Lou blinks. See more »

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Lou Chambers: What you gonna buy, Jakey boy?
Jacob Mitchell: I'm gonna buy me a truck.
Lou Chambers: No, fuck that. Get something classy - Trans-Am!
Jacob Mitchell: Yeah, in my wildest fuckin' dreams a Trans-Am!
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Performed by Imperial Crowns
Courtesy of Strictly Hits Music & J J Holiday Music
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A good solid thriller
30 July 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Scott B. Smith's A Simple Plan puts Sam Raimi back in my book (I forgot about him for a while after he did EVil Dead and part 2) by giving a good solid thriller that can sometimes be interpreted by some as a very dark comedy. The plot (I think already stated) has 2 brothers and a friend in a winter setting, who find a plane, a plane that can change they're lives (chiching), but the cost, is something they don't even know they are going to bear. Sometimes the characters make dumb choices, but that atually makes it entertaining. The best surprise however is Billy Bob Thornton's performance because he is always good in anything he does. Good film for Raimi to have, and for the cast also. A-


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