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R| 1 hr. 32 min.

Plot Summary
Returning to his dreary hometown as a wealthy man, Bryce (Josh Brolin) is unaware of the target his financial gain has put on his back for schemers and crooks. When Bryce swings into a local bar, he happens to meet the seductive Lissa (Reese Witherspoon), and the two are at his place by the end of the night. But by the morning, Lissa turns blackmailer by claiming she's underage. In a panic, Bryce ties her up and turns to an old friend (Alessandro Nivola) for help -- but deception is everywhere.

Cast: Alessandro Nivola , Reese Witherspoon , Josh Brolin , Rocky Carroll , Michael G. Hagerty , Terrence Howard , Sean Nepita , Jose Mendoza

Director: Mike Barker

Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: UGC-Fox Distribution, 20th Century Fox of Germany, Fox, 20th Century Fox de Argentina [ar], 20th Century Fox, Columbia Tristar, Gativideo

Best Laid Plans (1999)

Release Date: September 10th, 1999|1 hr. 32 min.

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  • 40
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Director Mike Barber springs a twist ending that makes you sit up and stifle those yawns. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Has the refined taste to crib from classics like "Double Indemnity." show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Sadly, a film about betrayal is ultimately betrayed by the film maker's own lack of conviction. show more

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