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When three blue collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash they make a plan to keep their find from the authorities but find complications and mistrust weaving its way... See more »

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Hank
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Sarah
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Jacob
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Lou
Jack Walsh ...
Tom Butler
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Carl
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Nancy Chambers
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Baxter
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FBI Agent Renkins
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FBI Agent Freemont
Tom Carey ...
Dwight Stephanson
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Mr. Schmitt
Marie Mathay ...
News Reporter
Paul Magers ...
Anchorman
Joan Steffand ...
Anchorwoman
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Hospital Nurse
Wayne A. Evenson ...
Bartender
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Drinker (as Timothy Storms)
Terry Hempleman ...
Dead Pilot
Jay Gjernes ...
Bearded Man
Grant Curtis ...
Bar Patron
Solomon Abrams ...
Bar Patron
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Bar Patron
Thomas Boedy ...
Priest
Mary Woolever ...
Linda
Rhiannon R. Sauers ...
Girl on Sled
Christopher Gallus ...
Boy on Sled
Eric Cegon ...
Tommy
Robert Martin Halverson ...
Detective
Roger Watton ...
Barber
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Funeral Party Member (uncredited)
Joel Edwards ...
Funeral Party Member (uncredited)
Steven Gilmer ...
Funeral Director (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sam Raimi

Written by

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Scott B. Smith ... (novel)
 
Scott B. Smith ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Mark Gordon ... executive producer
James Jacks ... producer
Gary Levinsohn ... executive producer
Michael Polaire ... co-producer
Adam Schroeder ... producer

Music by

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Danny Elfman

Cinematography by

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Alar Kivilo

Film Editing by

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Eric L. Beason
Arthur Coburn

Editorial Department

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Mary Ahmann ... editor intern
Patrick Gallagher ... assistant editor: avid
Lynel Moore ... assistant film editor (as Lynel Moore Cioffi)
Jim Passon ... color timer
Amanda M. Pirkl ... post-production assistant
Theresa Repola Mohammed ... negative cutter
Sean Valla ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Ilene Starger

Production Design by

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Patrizia von Brandenstein ... (as Patrizia Von Brandenstein)

Art Direction by

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James F. Truesdale

Set Decoration by

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Hilton Rosemarin

Costume Design by

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Julie Weiss

Makeup Department

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Crist Ballas ... special makeup effects artist
Kamar Bitar ... makeup coordinator
Lynne K. Eagan ... makeup artist (as Lynne Eagan)
Ted Haines ... special makeup effects technician (as Theodore Haines)
Sherry Heart ... hair stylist: second unit / makeup artist: second unit
Garrett Immel ... special makeup effects technician
Karen Keener ... special makeup effects technician
Robert Kurtzman ... special makeup effects supervisor/puppeteer
Jake McKinnon ... special makeup effects technician
Ron Pipes ... special makeup effects technician
Kim Santantonio ... supervising hair stylist
Janeen Schreyer ... supervising makeup artist
Mary Jo Seidl ... assistant hair stylist
Wayne Toth ... special makeup effects technician
David Wogh ... special makeup effects technician (as Dave Wogh)
Matthew W. Mungle ... special makeup effects artist: prosthetic pregnancy for Bridget Fonda (uncredited)

Production Management

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Joe Dishner ... unit production manager
Julie Hartley ... production supervisor: second unit
George Hernandez ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Newt Arnold ... first assistant director
George Fortmuller ... first assistant director: second unit
Dave Halls ... second second assistant director
Doug Lefler ... second unit director
Robin R. Oliver ... second assistant director (as Robin Oliver)

Art Department

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Alton Anderson ... painter
Joseph Barillaro ... painter
John Barry McMahon ... painter
Adam Beck ... property master: second unit
Curtis Bellows ... painter
John Berger ... assistant art director
Sarah Black ... painter
Chad Busewicz ... painter
Bill Cancienne ... property person
John Alan Champion ... set dresser (as John Champion)
W. Therese Eberhard ... scenic foreperson
Kelly Hemenway ... lead scenic artist (as Kelly Rae Hemenway)
Deeanna Langely ... painter
Kimberly Lawler ... painter
Cyril H. Matthys ... set dresser (as Cyril Matthys)
Scott Nordhausen ... set dresser
Troy Osman ... construction foreperson
Tyler Osman ... construction coordinator
Joel Prihoda ... lead person
Eric Ramsey ... storyboard artist
Michelle Roy ... painter
Rando Schmook ... set designer
Tim Schwob ... construction foreperson (as Timothy R. Schwob)
F. Andrew Scott ... painter
Cathy Shapiro ... painter
Stuart Skrien ... set dresser
Joshua Sundby ... property person
Thomas Torrison ... painter
Scott Troha ... set dresser
Devin Tuuri-Derby ... scenic foreperson
Susan J. Tveit ... art department coordinator (as Suzy Tveit)
Douglas Weatherhead ... painter
William A. Wilson ... set dresser (as William Wilson)
Amie McCarthy Winn ... property master (as Amie McCarthy-Winn)
Norine Joy Francis ... set decoration buyer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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David W. Alstadter ... foley mixer (as David Alstadter)
Laura Harris Atkinson ... dialogue editor (as Laura R. Harris)
Dana Austin ... adr recordist (as Dana Porter)
Ron Bedrosian ... adr mixer
Patricia Conaway Lamberti ... digital sound assistant (as Patricia Lamberti)
Harve Cook ... cable person
Dino Dimuro ... sound editor
Craig S. Jaeger ... foley editor
Nick Kharabadz ... first assistant sound editor (as Nick Kharabadze)
Kimaree Long ... dialogue editor
Julie Lucas ... foley recordist (as Julie C. Lucas)
James Moriana ... foley artist (as Jim Moriana)
Philip D. Morrill ... digital sound assistant
Gary Mundheim ... foley editor
Ed Novick ... sound mixer
Christopher O'Donnell ... boom operator
Kelly Oxford ... sound editor (as Kelly L. Oxford)
Alan Rankin ... sound editor
Scott Sanders ... sound editor
Brad Sherman ... re-recording mixer
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann ... re-recording mixer (as Melissa S. Hofmann)
Frederick H. Stahly ... dialogue editor
Drew Webster ... mixing recordist
Jeffrey Wilhoit ... foley artist (as Jeff Wilhoit)
Michael D. Wilhoit ... supervising sound editor (as Michael Wilhoit)
Scott Wolf ... adr editor
Douglas Shamburger ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Nicholas Aune ... snow effects crew
Donald Beaulieu ... snow effects crew (as Don Beaulieu)
Kenneth Coulman ... snow effects crew (as Kenny Coulman)
Matt Eder ... snow effects crew
Mike Gulenchyn ... special effects assistant
Rodman Kiser ... special effects foreperson (as Rod Kiser)
Marc Mahowald ... special effects assistant
Allan Martin ... snow effects crew
John D. Milinac ... special effects supervisor
Paul Murphy ... special effects technician
Aron D. Peterson ... snow effects crew (as Aron Peterson)
Jason Michael Pinski ... snow effects crew
Bryan Relyea ... snow effects crew
Dieter Sturm ... snow effects supervisor
Yvonne Sturm ... snow effects foreperson
Brett Tardiff ... special effects assistant
Nate Courteau ... special effects makeup (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Will McCoy ... digital compositor
Dave Rand ... digital artist (as David Rand)
John Rauh ... digital compositor
David Stephan ... visual storyboard supervisor (as Dave Stephan)
Brigitte Bourque ... visual effects compositor: Rainmaker Digital (uncredited)
Mark Franco ... visual effects executive producer: Rainmaker Digital Pictures (uncredited)
Matt Linder ... digital artist (uncredited)
Mindy Minkow ... optical camera (uncredited)

Stunts

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Jay Caputo ... stunt coordinator
Christopher Doyle ... stunt coordinator (as Chris Doyle)
James Fierro ... stunts
Eric D. Howell ... stunts
Greg Walker ... stunts
Spice Williams-Crosby ... stunts (as Spice Williams)
Benjamin Meade ... stunt double (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Greg Bubb ... camera operator: "b" camera
Robert C. Carlson ... first assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit (as Robert Carlson)
Peter Clemence ... second company grip
Ed Dally ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Christopher Devitt ... electrician
Joseph Dianda ... first company grip
Vincent Donohue ... rigging lighting electrician
Milo Durben ... dolly grip
Tom Franchett ... assistant chief lighting technician
Dave Gillen ... electrician
Michael Handley ... assistant chief lighting technician: second unit (as Mike Handley)
Michael Hoffer ... rigging first company grip
Laura Holzschuh ... film loader (as Laura Holzshuh)
Christopher Hultgren ... rigging electrician (as Chris Hultgren)
George Kohut ... camera operator: "b" camera, second unit
Peter Kuttner ... first assistant camera
Chris Malone ... electrician
Michelle Mann ... camera remote technician
David Meyers ... gaffer: second unit
Chris Miller ... dolly grip: second unit
Melissa Moseley ... still photographer
Thomas O'Connor ... gaffer
Timothy O'Toole ... video assist operator
Rory Olson ... rigging electrician
Monty Rowan ... camera operator
Paul Ryan ... director of photography: second unit
James Schaidler ... grip: second unit
Gary D. Scott ... first assistant camera: second unit (as Gary Scott)
Afshin Shahidi ... second assistant camera
Joseph Slagerman ... electrician (as Joe Slagerman)
Christopher Slater ... rigging electrician (as Chris Slater)
Steve Speers ... film loader
Laura Mae Sutherland-Bobick ... film loader: second unit (as Laura Mae Bobick)
J.R. Thompson ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jeff Villars ... rigging grip
Wilson Webb ... electrician
Elan Yaari ... gaffer
Gerhard Riautschnig ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Lynn Blumenthal ... casting: Minnesota
Nancy Briggs ... casting assistant
Barbara Harris ... adr voice casting
Kim Miscia ... casting associate
Sonya 'Sonny' Tormoen ... extras casting
David Pollison ... casting associate (uncredited)
Erin Sahlstrom ... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Janice Wilde ... casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Nancy Mrnak ... seamstress
Trina Mrnak ... supervising set costumer
Hope Slepak ... costume supervisor
Spence Spensely ... set costumer
Reese Spensley ... key costumer: second unit / set costumer
Susan Strubel ... production assistant: costume department

Location Management

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Mark Har ... assistant location manager
Anne Healy ... location manager: Ashland
Bob Medcraft ... location manager

Music Department

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Steve Bartek ... orchestrator
Bob Bornstein ... music preparation
Tod Holcomb ... assistant music editor
Artie Kane ... conductor
Marc Mann ... orchestrator
Shawn Murphy ... score mixer / score recordist
Ellen Segal ... music editor
Edgardo Simone ... orchestrator
Patti Zimmitti ... orchestra contractor
Tom Boyd ... oboe (uncredited)
Ted Masur ... assistant to orchestrator (uncredited)
Stephanie Murray ... score stage administrator (uncredited)
Paul Wertheimer ... music recordist (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Curtis Wade Anderson ... transportation
Michael Arnold ... picture car coordinator
Michael Kennedy ... transportation captain (as Mike Kennedy)
Marc Scott ... transportation coordinator
Leo Skudlarek ... driver: hair and makeup department (uncredited)

Other crew

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Matt Adler ... adr loop group
Shad Allen ... production assistant
Wendy Altman-Cohen ... principal eyewear
Paul Asplund ... assistant production coordinator
Dawn Barkan ... animal trainer
Judi Beecher ... adr loop group
Cheryl Broussard ... production assistant: second unit
Kyle Clementson ... production assistant
Dennis Compton ... technical advisor
Mike Culbert ... assistant: Mr. Paxton (as Michael Colbert)
Grant Curtis ... assistant: Mr. Raimi
Jenni David ... production assistant (as Jennifer David)
Michael Deak ... puppeteer (as Mike Deak)
Tim Drackert ... mechanical special assistant
Judi M. Durand ... adr loop group (as Judi Durand)
Signe Erickson ... production assistant
Greg Finley ... adr loop group
Peggy Flood ... adr loop group
Sean Hartley Francis ... production assistant (as Sean Francis)
Joe Hackett ... adr loop group (as Joe Hacket)
Tony Hanson ... production assistant
Barbara Harris ... adr loop group (as Barbara Iley)
Cheryl Harris ... animal trainer
Michelle Harwell ... production assistant: second unit
Susan Hegstrom ... production assistant
Bruce Heller ... assistant: Mr. Thornton
Greg Hill ... production assistant
Boysie Jereza ... payroll auditor
Amity Johnson ... production assistant: second unit
Nina Kaczorowski ... assistant: Mr. Jacks
Linda Kuusisto ... script supervisor: second unit (as Linda Kusisto)
Mark R. Lindsay ... sales representative (as Mark Lindsay)
Robert Louis Kurtzman ... puppeteer
Jake McKinnon ... puppeteer
Sean McNamee ... assistant: Mr. Thornton
Jennifer Moyer ... assistant: Mr. Jacks
Lucia Murillo ... assistant: Mr. Schroeder
Bob Neill ... adr loop group
Margaret J. Orlando ... assistant production coordinator (as Margaret Orlando)
Jeremy Oswald ... production assistant: second unit
Missy Parker ... production assistant (as Melissa Parker)
David Parr ... production assistant
Susana Preston ... script supervisor
David Randolph ... adr loop group
Lucas Roman ... production assistant: second unit
Peggy Rosson ... auditor (as Peggy Ann Rosson)
Albert G. Ruben ... insurance (as Albert G. Rubens)
Kate Sheeley ... assistant: Mr. Polaire
Barbara Spado ... craft service (as Barb Spado)
Michaelle Sparrow ... assistant auditor
Janice F. Sperling ... production coordinator
Michael Swafford ... first assistant auditor
Gloria Tacchino ... assistant: Ms. Fonda
Michelle Theis ... production assistant: second unit
Sonya 'Sonny' Tormoen ... production assistant
Jeff Tyler ... assistant: Ms. Fonda (as Jeffrey Tyler)
James P. Warren ... animal trainer (as Jim Warren)
Lynn Younglove ... production assistant
Michael Barnes ... financial legal services (uncredited)
Eric Chatterjee ... library researcher (uncredited)
Dave Dustin ... set medic (uncredited)
Melissa Elliott ... title designer (uncredited)
Greg Ferris ... marketing canada (uncredited)
Michael Hansen ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Michael Landers ... body double: Bill Paxton (uncredited)
Alyssa Spado ... craft service assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Lindy Bartlett ... thanks
Sean Daniel ... thanks
Ross Peterson ... thanks
Rob Tapert ... thanks (as Robert Tapert)
Red White ... thanks
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Three diverse characters, for the most part intellectually challenged, find a deserted plane with a bag full of millions of dollars inside. They devise a simple plan to keep the money if no-one claims it. Ofcourse, nothing turns out simple... Written by Filmtwob

Plot Keywords
Taglines Sometimes good people do evil things. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Ein einfacher Plan (Germany)
  • Un plan simple (France)
  • A Thousand Miles (United States)
  • Un plan sencillo (Spain)
  • Szimpla ügy (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 121 min
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Box Office

Budget $17,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP139,087, 23 May 1999

Did You Know?

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Trivia Bill Paxton's father plays the old man who confronts Paxton's character in the feed store ("Are you mean to tell me that there were five weeks last month?") See more »
Goofs When the money is burned in the fireplace, you can see that some of the bills say "motion picture use only". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Prince of Egypt/Shattered Image/Little Voice/A Simple Plan/Central Station (1998). See more »
Soundtracks Spirit in the Sky See more »
Quotes [Hank talks to the FBI agent about their stories to the police]
Neil Baxter: Looks like we're both gonna have an awful lot of explaining to do.
Hank Mitchell: Just me.
[Hank shoots the gun into Baxter's head]
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