A Simple Plan



Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain the money while avoiding detection opens a Pandora's box when the fear of getting caught triggers panicked behavior and leads to virulent consequences

  1. Scott B. Smith


  2. Sam Raimi


Top Billed Cast

  1. Bill Paxton

    Bill Paxton

    Hank Mitchell

  2. Bridget Fonda

    Bridget Fonda

    Sarah Mitchell

  3. Billy Bob Thornton

    Billy Bob Thornton

    Jacob Mitchell

  4. Brent Briscoe

    Brent Briscoe

    Lou Chambers

  5. Chelcie Ross

    Chelcie Ross

    Carl Jenkins

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A Simple Plan
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Release Information

  • December 11, 1998


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 1m

Budget $30,000,000.00

Revenue $16,316,273.00

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