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Simpatico (1999)

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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Young Rosie (as Kimberly Williams)
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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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How much can three friends share?

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Rated R for some strong sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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4 February 2000 (USA)  »

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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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The original 1999 stage production was directed by Sam Shepard and starred Fred Ward, Ed Harris and Beverly D'Angelo. See more »

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Written by Timothy Orsborn and Michael Clay
Performed by Ronnie Dawson
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A touching, and heart warming tale.
13 March 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed watching "Simpatico". I liked it so much I bought the movie. Jeff Bridges, and Nick Nolte are at their best. At times my heart did bleed for Nolte. Yet Jeff's character too drew my sympathy, but it was the horse who I felt the most saddened for. Even though it's an excellent movie, I would caution a parent against letting a child watch it, if the child was unable to tell the difference between reality, and fiction. It pulls at the heart strings in much the same way as "Old Yeller". It covers love, lies, greed, and true friendship in one brilliantly wrapped package. It is a beautiful, heart warming, and intriguing movie. A must see if you are a Jeff Bridges fan.


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