A Simple Plan

BBBB.5

(out of 5)


Superb thriller that takes an examination of human greed to its most terrifying extreme.   and  are brothers who, along with pal , discover a few million dollars stashed away in a stranded plane that crashed in the woods near their small town. They decide to hide the money in a safe place, wait to see if the authorities mention any recent large sum of money gone missing, and then divvy up the loot equally and go their separate ways. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work out that easily, and soon paranoia, money lust and long-hidden resentment muck up the whole situation and dead bodies start to pile up.  is especially good as Paxton’s wife, a woman who won’t just let the opportunity to better her boring life pass her by.


British Broadcasting Corporation, Mutual Film Company, Paramount Pictures, Savoy Pictures, Tele München Fernseh Produktionsgesellschaft, Toho Company, Towa Video, Union Générale Cinématographique

United Kingdom/Germany/France/USA/Japan, 1998

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on the novel

Cinematography by 

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by ,

Academy Awards 1998

Golden Globe Awards 1998

Toronto International Film Festival 1998

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