RESOURCES

A Simple Plan

The book A Simple Plan was made into the movie A Simple Plan.

Which one did you like better, the book or the movie?  Right now there are 4 votes for the book, and 2 votes for the movie.

VOTE NOW:         

Book details for A Simple Plan

A Simple Plan was written by Scott Smith. The book was published in 1993 by Vintage. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

Read More About This Book

Sometimes Good People Do Evil ThingsTwo brothers and a friend find $4 million in the cockpit of a downed plane. The pilot is dead. No one is looking for the money. To keep it, all they have to do is wait.It all sounded so simple....
Sometimes Good People Do Evil ThingsTwo brothers and a friend find $4 million in the cockpit of a downed plane. The pilot is dead. No one is looking for the money. To keep it, all they have to do is wait.It all sounded so simple....

Movie details for A Simple Plan

The movie was released in 1998 and directed by Sam Raimi, who also directed For Love of the Game (1999) and Spider-Man (2002). A Simple Plan was produced by Paramount. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Bill Paxton, Bridget Fonda, Billy Bob Thornton, Brent Briscoe, Jack Walsh, Chelcie Ross, Becky Ann Baker, Gary Cole, Bob Davis, Peter Syvertsen, Tom Carey, John Paxton (II), Marie Mathay, Paul Magers, Joan Steffand, Jill Sayre, Wayne A. Evenson, Timothy Storms, Terry Hempleman and Jay Gjernes.

 

Read More About This Movie

An endless white landscape of rolling hills and snow-blanketed forests. A lonely acoustic score (by Danny Elfman) playing in the background. A vision of rural simplicity portrayed in hushed tones. The stillness is about to shatter. Brothers Hank (Bill Pa... Read More
An endless white landscape of rolling hills and snow-blanketed forests. A lonely acoustic score (by Danny Elfman) playing in the background. A vision of rural simplicity portrayed in hushed tones. The stillness is about to shatter. Brothers Hank (Bill Paxton), an accountant at a small-town feed store, and Jacob (Billy Bob Thornton), an unemployed, hygienically challenged dim bulb, accompanied by Jacob's oafish pal Lou (Brent Briscoe), stumble across a downed plane in the brush containing a corpse and a sack containing millions of dollars--surely the aftermath of a drug deal, they conclude. Greed overcomes good sense, and the three agree to hide the money for a year and keep the secret to themselves. A simple plan indeed, and it doesn't take long for it to go all to hell as the lure of wealth tears at kinship and friendship, and the ruthless machinations of impetuous partners leave a body count in its wake. Bridget Fonda costars as Hank's wife, whose initial hesitation gives way to cold-blooded plotting. Sam Raimi, best known for wowing audiences with stylistic gymnastics and manic mayhem, directs this quietly desperate thriller with chilly restraint, finding its cold, tragic heart in the estranged relationship between Hank and Jacob: the college boy blind to the truth of his own family and the town loser whose tortured soul reveals a humanity lost on his brother (a brilliant performance by Thornton). Adapted by Scott B. Smith from his acclaimed novel. --Sean Axmaker