A Simple Plan


Release Date 1998-09-12
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A Simple Plan

A Simple Plan is a 1998 American drama film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the novel of the same name by Scott Smith, who also wrote the screenplay of the film. The film stars Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton and Bridget Fonda. It was shot in Delano, Minnesota and Ashland and Saxon, Wisconsin. Billy Bob Thornton was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Scott Smith was nominated for the Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay. Several prominent critics praised the film for its complexity and taut suspense.

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Actors & Characters

Bill Paxton Bill Paxton Hank Hank
Bridget Fonda Bridget Fonda Sarah Sarah
Billy Bob Thornton Billy Bob Thornton Jacob Jacob
Brent Briscoe Brent Briscoe Lou Lou
Jack Walsh Jack Walsh Tom Butler Tom Butler
Chelcie Ross Chelcie Ross Carl Carl
Becky Ann Baker Becky Ann Baker Nancy Chambers Nancy Chambers
Gary Cole Gary Cole Baxter Baxter
Bob Davis Bob Davis FBI Agent Renkins FBI Agent Renkins
Peter Syvertsen Peter Syvertsen FBI Agent Freemont FBI Agent Freemont


Alar Kivilo Cinematography
Sam Raimi Director
Arthur Coburn Editor
Eric L. Beason Editor
Danny Elfman Music
James Jacks Producer
Adam Schroeder Producer
Scott Smith Writer