15 certificateA Simple Plan is a Film programme that first aired in 1999 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

A Simple Plan is a 4 star programme

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A Simple Plan (1999)

Directed by
Sam Raimi

This superb, taut, tough, neo-noir thriller, directed by Sam Raimi, has shades of Fargo and Shallow Grave about it. Set during a harsh winter in Minnesota, three men - Jacob and Hank Mitchell (Billy Bob Thornton and Bill Paxton, pictured) and their friend Lou Chambers (Brent Briscoe) - find a crashed light aircraft, buried in snowy woods. Inside the plane is a decaying pilot and, incredibly, a bag carrying $4m.

Naturally the temptation to keep the money is too strong. The men decide to hide the money until spring when the snow is melted and the plane is found. But nothing goes as planned...

Adapted by Scott B Smith from his novel of the same name and released in 1999, the film was nominated for two Oscars. Highly recommended.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 135 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1999

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: France/UK/Germany/USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Bill PaxtonBill Paxton...Hank Mitchell
Image for Bridget FondaBridget Fonda...Sarah Mitchell
Image for Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton...Jacob Mitchell
Brent Briscoe...Lou Chambers
Jack Walsh...Tom Butler
Chelcie Ross...Sheriff Carl Jenkins
Becky Ann Baker...Nancy Chambers
Image for Gary ColeGary Cole...Neil Baxter
Bob Davis...FBI Agent Renkins
Peter Syvertsen...FBI Agent Freemont
Tom Carey...Dwight Stephanson
John Paxton...Mr. Schmitt
Marie Mathay...News Reporter
Paul Magers...Anchorman
Joan Steffand...Anchorwoman