A Simple Plan Poster

Release Date: January 22nd, 1999

DVD Release Date: June 22nd, 1999

R|2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary
While in the woods near their small town, upstanding local Hank Mitchell (Bill Paxton), his dim brother Jacob (Billy Bob Thornton) and their friend Lou (Brent Briscoe) discover a crashed plane with two things in it -- a dead pilot, and a stash of more than four million dollars. Although Hank is reluctant to keep the money, Jacob and Lou convince him otherwise, and they devise a plan to split the fortune. Things quickly go wrong, however, dramatically affecting the trio and those around them.

Cast: Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Brent Briscoe, Bridget Fonda, Jack Walsh, Chelcie Ross, Becky Ann Baker, Gary Cole

Director: Sam Raimi

Genres: Thriller, Crime drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Mutual Film Company

Keywords: Friend, 1990s, Brother, Small town, Transformation, Wife, Pursuit, Murder, Emotional, Tense, Deception

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)