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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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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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How much can three friends share?

Genres:

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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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


Soundtracks

Free of It All
(1999)
Written and Performed by Stewart Copeland and Stan Ridgway
Courtesy of Kinetic Collection
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Pure Thoroughbred
19 November 1999 | by QbrickSee all my reviews

Like the race-horse of the title, the cast in this dark, eccentric tale are pure thoroughbreds...Nick Nolte, Jeff Bridges, Albert Finney,Kathryn Keener, Sharon Stone along with up and comer Shawn Hatosy. And though the director, Matthew Warchus, appears to be a first time helmer, his handling of these pros is sure-footed. Warchus also does an impressive job of steering us through a complex plot with sure, visual dexterity. SIMPATICO, from a script by Warchus, based on a Sam Shepard play, really isn't about horse-racing. It's an entertaining exploration of betrayal, survival and how the simple passage of time changes the whole equation.


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