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Best Laid Plans (1999)

A seemingly simple plan to steal money goes increasingly awry.

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Jonathan McMurtry ...
Vet
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Priest (as Father Terrance Sweeney)
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Diner Waitress
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Bad Ass Dude
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Owen Bush ...
Vagrant
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Roach Coach Clerk
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Barry
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Jimmy (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
Sean Nepita ...
Freddie
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Storyline

Bryce (Josh Brolin) is a successful man who returns to his tiny hometown for a visit. While there, he runs into his old friend Nick (Alessandro Nivola). The two decide to go out for the night. When they enter a bar, Bryce encounters Kathy (Reese Witherspoon), a blonde temptress whom he eventually takes home for the night. When he awakens, Kathy informs him that she is underage and threatens to tell the police that Bryce has committed statutory rape. Bryce panics and decides to tie her up and hide her away in the basement. He then makes a call to Nick. Unbeknownst to Bryce, Kathy is actually Nick's girlfriend Lissa. The two had schemed to use Bryce's money to pay off a $15,000 debt they owe small-time hood Jimmy (Terrence Howard). Written by lament

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college | murder | money | friend | theft | See All (144) »

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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:

£259,221 (UK) (14 May 1999)

Gross:

$25,651 (USA) (17 September 1999)
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Nick: You know, not everything in the world revolves around fucking.
Bryce: No, just most things.
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Susanna
Written by Graham Preskett and Mauricio Venegas
Courtesy of Associated Production Music/KPM Library
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A hidden surprise
28 July 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In brief this film should have done better than it did. The cast are good, the cinematography is very pleasing. The sets and costumes are great.

The soundtrack is also pretty good.

Really good story that improves the more you watch it. At least you will think a little bit during and after the film as so many situations are raised.

Makes living in small town America look pretty desirable. Also makes you think about the people you grow up with.

Give it a shot!


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