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Best Laid Plans (1999)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  14 May 1999 (UK)
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Vet
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Barry
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Recycling Owner
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Jimmy (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
Sean Nepita ...
Freddie
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Storyline

Nick is caught in a dead end job in a dead end town. About the only thing going well for him is Lissa, his new girlfriend. A chance to make some easy cash, and a way out of town, only leads to more trouble. Also caught in the web of sex, thefts, gangsters, kidnappings and murder is Nick's college friend, Bryce. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Relationships can be murder. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£259,221 (UK) (14 May 1999)

Gross:

SGD 73,914 (Singapore) (5 November 1999)
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Nick: I thought you'd be an older guy.
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A Pitiful Excuse For Noir, A Pitiful excuse of a movie.
10 September 1999 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

What a shame that someone decided to make this movie. It attempts to be clever, it attempts to be deep, and it attempts to be dramatic, but fails on all counts. The director attempts to make a poor mans Usual Suspects, with a suspensful opening, including a extreme close up on a cigerette starting a fire. We think it will play into the evil plot further down the line. The characters are then shown close to the end of the story and play out a few of the scenes. They then cut back to the beginning. We are supposed to put together a puzzle. The movie's puzzle starts out interesting enough, but by the end we are left with a cop out. A weak ridiculous ending where there are no consequences for the actions taken, a happy hollywood fairy tale. And the cigerette imagery at the opening, barely plays into the plot at all. An excuse to put a cigerette starting a fire at the beginning of a movie. Suffice to say, this movie sucks. The performances of the actors are intelligent and well played.


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