Best Laid Plans

Best Laid Plans

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Mike Barker's thriller Best Laid Plans comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer, eight deleted scenes, an alternate ending, a production featurette, cast and crew biographies, and a commentary track by the director. Although the disc offers a great many extras, the high list price is difficult to accept given the fact that the movie is less than great. Still, genre enthusiasts will certainly enjoy the disc.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/22/2000
UPC: 0024543001010
Original Release: 1999
Rating: R
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:32:00

Special Features

Anamorphic widescreen format [aspect ratio: 1.85:1]; Interactive menus; Scene selection; Original theatrical trailer; 8 deleted scenes; Alternate ending; Director's commentary; Featurette; Cast and crew bios; Languages: English 5.1 Surround; English Dolby Surround; Subtitles: English, Spanish

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alessandro Nivola Nick
Father Terrance Sweeney Priest
Rebecca Klingler Diner Waitress
Reese Witherspoon Lissa
Josh Brolin Bryce
Kate Hendrickson Bar Waitress
Owen Bush Vagrant
Rocky Carroll Bad Ass Dude
Michael Hagerty Charlie
Jesse Woodrow Roach Coach Clerk
Michael McCleery Recycling Owner
Terrence Howard Jimmy
James Marsh Barry
Sean Nepita Freddie
Gene Wolande Lawyer
Jonathan McMurtry Vet
Jody Wood Bruhfire Cop
Teddy Vincent Lawyer Secretary
José Mendoza Renaldo
Jane Morris Realtor
David Mandel Evangelist
Alec Berg Phone Guy No. 1
Jeff Schaffer Phone Guy No. 2
Craig Armstrong Conductor
Isobel Griffiths Conductor
Cecilia Weston Conductor

Technical Credits
Mike Barker Director
Craig Armstrong Score Composer
Sean Bailey Producer
Phil Bartko Special Effects
Jay Bartus Special Effects
Sophie Becher Production Designer
Betsy Beers Producer
Gina-Raye Carter Stunts
Mali Finn Casting
Nathaniel Goodman Camera Operator
Alan Greenspan Producer
Ted Griffin Screenwriter
Dawna Hammond Special Effects
Stephen Hilton Score Composer
Andy Kennedy Sound Editor
Paul Keogh Score Composer
Sloane Klevin Editor
Randy Krohmer Special Effects
Paul N. Martin Asst. Director
Susan Matheson Costumes/Costume Designer
Jason McDonald Animator
Alistair McLeod Score Composer
Chris Moore Producer
Mike Newell Executive Producer
Nancy Paloian-Breznikar Co-producer
Julian Pinn Consultant/advisor
Ben Seresin Cinematographer
Reinhard Stergar Sound/Sound Designer
Brad Wilder Makeup
John R. Zachary Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1--
0. Scene Selection
1. Main Titles [:25]
2. A Problem With Bryce [2:54]
3. Sixteen! [:42]
4. A Prior History [7:38]
5. A Father's Debts [2:36]
6. Tropico Recycling [2:46]
7. Payback Demands [2:48]
8. Welcome to Tropico [3:13]
9. Charlie's Trash & Treasures [4:22]
10. Planning a Double-Cross [5:42]
11. Back at the Beginning [2:18]
12. Why Did You Call Me? [5:20]
13. You're Not Coming [1:49]
14. Bad Timing [4:05]
15. A Dead Giveaway [2:27]
16. Honor Among Friends [2:25]
17. End Titles [2:56]

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Best Laid Plans 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
goodgirl2 More than 1 year ago
If it has Reese in it then it will be a great movie and I will buy it defentily!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Screenwriter Ted Griffin ('Ocean's Eleven', 'Matchstick Men', 'Rumor Has It', etc) has provided a story for this little film that is successful on many levels: it is a suspenseful mystery, an intelligent look at the Now Generation's unstable approach to life as hopefully handed to them on their parents' goodwill, a mind twister full of surprises, and most of all a metaphor for where we now stand as a consumer world contained in disposable vials. Working with director Mike Barker's keen sense of timing and comic relief, a fine young cast of notable actors drives this story of desperate turns of fate to an unsuspected ending. The trip is worth your attention. The nowhere/somewhere town setting is Tropico, a dusty boring little place whose reason for existing is a massive recycling plant for discarded containers - just the right setting for a story about little town people who have discarded their dreams. Nick (Alessandro Nivola) works in the recycling plant, basing his hopes for something better on the death of his father and the Will through which he plans to gain a comfortable inheritance. But the Life Insurance policy is negated after an autopsy report reveals a 'preexisting condition' and the remaining assets of his father are owed to the IRS. Nick is broke and in his low state of esteem agrees to be a driver for a drug heist to make enough money to leave boring Tropico. The heist is a bust and Nick is threatened by the owner of the drug stash that he must come up with a large sum of money or else. Nick turns to his girlfriend Lissa (Reese Witherspoon) who also wants to leave Tropico and reluctantly agrees to a complex scam against Nick's old college chum Bryce (Josh Brolin). When that scam falls apart there are even more surprises that keep the story bubbling until the unsuspected conclusion. Nivola is outstanding in this tricky role and Witherspoon and Brolin are convincing. Of note there is a very brief role for newcomer Terrence Howard - the film was made in 1999 before some of these actors gained notoriety in the Oscars. Though not entirely without flaws, this fascinating study of recyclable people enmeshed in their own wayward schemes is an entertaining and stimulating tour de force for all involved. It is well worth a second look! Grady Harp
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! This movie was so surprisingly good. It had a good plot and many twists. You should rent this movie!