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Best Laid Plans (1999)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  14 May 1999 (UK)
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A seemingly simple plan to steal money goes increasingly awry.

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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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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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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14 May 1999 (UK)  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,872 (USA) (10 September 1999)

Gross:

SGD 73,914 (Singapore) (5 November 1999)
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A smart, entertaining movie
7 September 2000 | by (North Bay, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This was a pleasant surprise. I really didn't know what to expect, but what I got was a very intelligent movie with more than enough twists and turns to keep things rather unpredictable. It took a little too long to get everything set up properly, and it perhaps had one twist too many, but overall, it was a great film with strong performances by Alessandro Nivola and Reese Witherspoon. Definitely worth checking out.


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