Simpatico (film)

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Directed by Matthew Warchus
Produced by Jean-François Fonlupt
Dan Lupovitz
Timm Oberwelland
Screenplay by Matthew Warchus
David Nicholls
Based on Simpatico
by Sam Shepard
Starring Nick Nolte
Jeff Bridges
Sharon Stone
Catherine Keener
Albert Finney
Liam Waite
Music by Stewart Copeland
Cinematography Laurent Bassett
John Toll
Edited by Pasquale Buba
Seth Flaum
Distributed by Fine Line Features
Release date
  • September 15, 1999 (1999-09-15) (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • January 28, 2000 (2000-01-28)
Running time
106 minutes
Country United Kingdom
United States
Language English
Budget $10 million
Box office $929,606

Simpatico is a 1999 film starring Nick Nolte, Jeff Bridges, Sharon Stone, Catherine Keener and Albert Finney. It was adapted for the screen from the 1993 play Simpatico by Sam Shepard.


Three young confidence tricksters— Vinnie, Carter and Rosie — pull off a racing scam, substituting winners for plodders and winning big money on long odds. When an official uncovers the scam, they set him up for blackmail. Twenty years later, Carter and Rosie are married, successful racers in Kentucky about to sell their prize stallion, Simpatico. Vinnie, meanwhile, is a drunk in Pomona. Vinnie decides to make a play for Rosie, lures Carter to California, steals his wallet and heads for Kentucky with the original blackmail material. Carter begs Vinnie's friend, a grocery clerk named Cecilia, to follow Vinnie and recover the material that he has in a box. Will she succeed? Stay tuned!!!!



The film received negative reviews from critics. It currently[when?] holds a 25% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 61 reviews.

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