A Simple Plan

  • 15
  • Sam Raimi (1998)
  • US / UK / Jpn / Ger / Fr
  • 116 min
A Simple Plan
Film Review
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4 out of 5

Shallow Grave meets Fargo in director Sam Raimi's exploration of the corrupting influence of greed. In the snowy wastes of Minnesota, three men find a crashed plane that contains over $4 million and hesitantly decide to split the loot once they are sure they won't be suspected. Of course, everything that could go wrong, or might point the finger at their pact, does so in Raimi's grim fairy tale. Completely eschewing the frenetic approach of his Evil Dead work, Raimi comes up with a poetic and suspenseful thriller that delves unassumingly into the cryptic regions of human nature. The uneasy mood is underscored by marvellous performances from Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton (Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated for his role) as the two brothers in the pledge triangle.

Plot Summary

Thriller from the director of Spider-Man, starring Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton and Bridget Fonda. Three men are out in the woods when they discover a crashed plane that contains a dead pilot and over $4 million in cash. They decide to steal the money, but their plan soon begins to backfire.

Cast and crew


Hank Mitchell
Bill Paxton
Jacob Mitchell
Billy Bob Thornton
Sarah Mitchell
Bridget Fonda
Gary Cole
Brent Briscoe
Becky Ann Baker
Chelcie Ross
Tom Butler
Jack Walsh
FBI Agent Renkins
Bob Davis


Sam Raimi

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
U.I.P. (UK)
Contains violence and swearing.
Available on video and DVD
Released 21 May 1999
Certificate 15
Fremantlemedia Enterprise Ltd

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