Bill Paxton stars as Hank Mitchell, a normal every day kind of guy. Hank, his moronic brother Jacob (Billy Bob Thornton) and Jacob's friend Lou (Brent Briscoe) find a crashed plane filled with 4.4 million dollars one day and decide to keep it. Well, kind of. Hank is the smartest of the three and he thinks it would be a good idea to keep the money until the plane is found, then disperse it among themselves. Here come the murders.
The movie has a good story, and decent acting. Billy Bob Thornton is superb as the idiot Jacob. What bothered me was Paxton. This is a normal guy who is surrounded by murder and he doesn't seem phased by it that much. Unlike in Very Bad Things where the guys are beside themselves when they see the killings. Paxton just has a weird look on his face. Not convincing.
The movie is o.k. but I would recommend either renting Fargo or going to see Very Bad Things if you're in the mood for this kind of movie. I guess I just expected more.
Run time: 121 mins
In Theaters: Friday 22nd January 1999
Distributed by: Paramount
Production compaines: Paramount Pictures
Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Fresh: 60 Rotten: 7
IMDB: 7.5 / 10
Director: Sam Raimi
Screenwriter: Scott B. Smith
Starring: Bill Paxton as Hank Mitchell, Bridget Fonda as Sarah Mitchell, Billy Bob Thornton as Jacob Mitchell, Brent Briscoe as Lou Chambers, Chelcie Ross as Carl Jenkins, Gary Cole as Baxter, Becky Ann Baker as Nancy Chambers, Tom Carey as Dwight Stevanson