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Simpatico (1999)

 -  Drama | Comedy | Crime  -  4 February 2000 (USA)
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As youths in Azusa, Vinnie, Carter, and Rosie pull off a racing scam, substituting winners for plodders and winning big bucks on long odds. When an official uncovers the scam, they set him ... See full summary »

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As youths in Azusa, Vinnie, Carter, and Rosie pull off a racing scam, substituting winners for plodders and winning big bucks on long odds. When an official uncovers the scam, they set him up for blackmail. Jump ahead twenty years, Carter and Rosie are married, successful racers in Kentucky about to sell their prize stallion, Simpatico. Vinnie is a drunk in Pomona. Vinnie decides to make a play for Rosie, lures Carter to California, steals his wallet and heads for Kentucky with the original blackmail material. Carter begs Vinnie's friend, a grocery clerk named Cecilia, to follow Vinnie and get the stuff back that he has in a box. Will she succeed? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for some strong sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,960 (USA) (17 December 1999)

Gross:

$902,144 (USA) (25 February 2000)
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Opus 1 No 1 Adagio
(1760)
Composed by Joseph Haydn (as Franz Joseph Haydn)
Arranged by Jeff Gee
Performed by The Delme String Quartet (as Delme String Quartet)
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More European than Hollywood in style
21 December 2001 | by (Trivandrum, Kerala, India) – See all my reviews

This is not a great film but it deserves some attention.

I am an admirer of Sam Shepard the writer, not necessarily the actor. And even though his contribution to the film is not direct, his subjects make an impact on me. I am surprised the director did not involve him in the screenplay. Of course, Shepard is more a playwright than a screenplaywriter...

I loved all the main players, especially Sharon Stone. She had a small role that was impressive.

The camerawork of John Toll always impresses; this film was no exception.

One thing was clear; the direction lacked experience--but for a first film, the output is creditable.


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