A Simple Plan [DVD] [1998]

  • SKU: 33426235
  • Release Date: 10/24/2017
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • Closed Captioned


A Simple Plan
Based on Scott B. Smith's bone-chilling 1993 novel, A Simple Plan is a bit of a departure for horror film director Sam Raimi. Instead of flying eyeballs and dancing corpses, A Simple Plan is a taut crime thriller in the vein of Joel Coen's Academy Award-winning Fargo. Set during the white winters of Minnesota, this story tells the eerie tale of Hank and Jacob Mitchell (played by Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton) who, along with a buddy, find a downed single-engine plane buried in the snowy woods. Inside it is a decaying pilot and a bag carrying four million dollars in one-hundred-dollar bills. The men decide to hide the money until spring when the snow is melted and the plane is found. If no one notices the missing money at that time, they will split it and live a wealthy new life. A simple plan, right? Wrong. Much like Humphrey Bogart's The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, things can only get worse, as distrust and greed creep into the minds of the principals. They find it difficult to decide which one gets to hold the money -- and even more impossible to keep from dipping into the stash until spring. And so on. It also becomes increasingly tough to keep a secret of this magnitude. And if all this doesn't get moviegoers' brains working, it seems there are suspicious characters in town who just may be able to link them to the plane, forcing the more dangerous and bloody question of what to do with those people and how to cover their tracks. ~ Chris Gore, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Bill Paxton
    Bill Paxton - Hank
  • Billy Bob Thornton
    Billy Bob Thornton - Jacob
  • Brent Briscoe
    Brent Briscoe - Lou
  • Bridget Fonda
    Bridget Fonda - Sarah
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    Jack Walsh - Tom Butler

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, overlooked suspense film from the 90s.

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    The writing is taught, the acting is as close to perfect as it can be for this movie, and the direction is powerful. An intense thriller about greed and the potential hypocrisy within us all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of twists and turns in the story!

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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Do not read the story line. Just go with it. You will not be disappointed. The plot twists and turns without slowing down. I rewatched this movie the minute it was over.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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