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Simpatico (1999)

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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 »

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 Ashley Guthrie Baker ... Kelly (as Ashley Gutherie)
Maria Carretero Maria Carretero ... Airport Attendant
Nicole Forester ... Female Flight Attendant
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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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Drama | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,960, 19 December 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$902,144, 27 February 2000
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Dolby SR | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Directorial debut of Matthew Warchus. See more »


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Stuff
(1971)
Written by Arlester Christian
Performed by Dyke and the Blazers
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A touching, and heart warming tale.
13 March 2004 | by HauntedMansion666See 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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