Best Laid Plans (1999 film)

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Best Laid Plans
Best Laid Plans.jpg
Best Laid Plans promotional movie poster
Directed byMike Barker
Written byTed Griffin
Produced bySean Bailey
Betsy Beers
Alan Greenspan
Chris Moore
StarringReese Witherspoon
Alessandro Nivola
Josh Brolin
CinematographyBen Seresin
Edited bySloane Klevin
Music byCraig Armstrong
Distributed byFox Searchlight Pictures
Release date
  • September 10, 1999 (1999-09-10)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$7 million
Box office$27,816[1]

Best Laid Plans is a 1999 American crime film directed by Mike Barker.


Bryce (Josh Brolin) is a successful man who returns to his tiny hometown for a visit. While there, he runs into his old friend Nick (Alessandro Nivola). The two decide to go out for the night. When they enter a bar, Bryce encounters Kathy (Reese Witherspoon), a blonde temptress whom he eventually takes home for the night. When he awakens, Kathy informs him that she is underage and threatens to tell the police that Bryce has committed statutory rape. Bryce panics and decides to tie her up and hide her away in the basement. He then makes a call to Nick. Unbeknownst to Bryce, Kathy is actually Nick's girlfriend Lissa. The two had schemed to use Bryce's money to pay off a $15,000 debt they owe small-time hood Jimmy (Terrence Howard).



Best Laid Plans received mixed reviews from critics and currently holds a 43% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Awards and nominations[edit]

California on Location Awards

  • 1998: Won "Location Professional of the Year - Features" - Diane Friedman


  1. ^ "Best Laid Plans (1999) - Box Office Mojo". Retrieved 9 October 2017.

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