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Simple Plan, A

Simple Plan, A(1998)

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  • Co-winner of the 1998 award for Best Supporting Actor (Billy Bob Thornton), shared with Bill Murray ("Rushmore" and "Wild Things"), from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.
  • Nominated for the 1998 award for Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published from the Writers Guild of America.
  • Winner of the 1998 award for Best Supporting Actor (Billy Bob Thornton) from the Boston Society of Film Critics.
  • Winner of the 1998 award for Best Supporting Actor (Billy Bob Thornton) from the Chicago Film Critics Association. Nominated for a further two awards, including Best Screenplay and Best Original Score (Danny Elfman).
  • Winner of the 1998 award for Best Supporting Actor (Billy Bob Thornton) from the Online Film Critics Society.
  • Winner of two 1998 Broadcast Film Critics Association awards, including Best Supporting Actor (Billy Bob Thornton) and Best Screenplay Adaptation (Scott Smith). Nominated for the Best Picture award.
  • Expanded Release in United States December 18, 1998
  • Released in United States 1999
  • Released in United States on Video June 22, 1999
  • Released in United States Winter December 11, 1998
  • Wide Release in United States January 22, 1999
  • Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (main program) January 27 - February 7, 1999
  • John Boorman was previously attached to direct but left the project in late 1997 because of a scheduling conflict.
  • In 1992, Mike Nichols and his production company Icarus paid $250,000 for the motion picture rights to the novel "A Simple Plan."
  • Project was previously in development at Savoy Pictures with John Dahl as director and Nicolas Cage in the lead.
  • Scott Smith's debut novel, "A Simple Plan," was published by Knopf September 7, 1993.
  • Began shooting January 5, 1998.
  • Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (main program) January 27 - February 7, 1999)
  • Wide Release in United States January 22, 1999
  • Released in United States on Video June 22, 1999
  • Released in United States Winter December 11, 1998
  • Expanded Release in United States December 18, 1998
  • Completed shooting March 13, 1998.