After scams at horse races and making lots of money, 3 young people split. 20 years later, one of them, a drunk, creates chaos with photos from back then.

Director:

Matthew Warchus

Writers:

Sam Shepard (original play), Matthew Warchus (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Nolte ... Vincent Webb
Jeff Bridges ... Lyle Carter
Sharon Stone ... Rosie
Catherine Keener ... Cecilia
Albert Finney ... Simms
Shawn Hatosy ... Young Vinnie
Kimberly Williams-Paisley ... Young Rosie (as Kimberly Williams)
Liam Waite ... Young Carter
Whit Crawford Whit Crawford ... Jean
Bob Harter Bob Harter ... Louis
Angus T. Jones ... 5 Year Old Kid
Ken Strunk ... Charlie
Ashley Guthrie Baker ... Kelly (as Ashley Gutherie)
Maria Carretero Maria Carretero ... Airport Attendant
Nicole Forester ... Female Flight Attendant
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

How much can three friends share?

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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The film cast includes one Oscar winner: Jeff Bridges; and four Oscar nominees: Sharon Stone, Albert Finney, Nick Nolte and Catherine Keener. See more »

Quotes

Simms: How many lives do you think a man can live, Mr. Webb, how many lives within this one?
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Simpatico/The Third Miracle/Titus (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Divertimento No 1 Allegro
(1772)
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Jeff Gee
Performed by The Delme String Quartet (as Delme String Quartet)
Courtesy of Opus 1
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Plot less in Seatlle?
27 May 2007 | by robo8See all my reviews

I really don't know where to start. The characters weren't that believable at all. The development they have gone through (as you see them in their youth as well) and the development they go through during the movie just doesn't make sense to me.

And the plot, you can smell something similar to a plot here and there, but that is as close as you get. The first 15-20 minutes it works, it feels like an ordinary movie. But then it just breaks down and you wonder what the message is, what the story is, what the heck this movie is supposed to convey.

In summary it's a pointless flick that doesn't strike any chords in me anyway.


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Official Sites:

Fine Line

Country:

UK | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sympatico See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$929,606

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,281,813
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Sound Mix:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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