Simple Men (1992)

Simple Men




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A pair of brothers dodge the law while trying to locate their long-lost father in this third feature from independent New York filmmaker Hal Hartley. Robert John Burke stars as Bill McCabe, a failed computer thief who's just been doublecrossed by his girlfriend and partner. Vowing revenge on the next beautiful blonde he encounters, Bill meets up with his younger brother Dennis (William Sage), a philosophy student concerned about their father William (John A. MacKay). It seems the McCabe … More

Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure, Romance, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Hal Hartley
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 27, 2004


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as Dennis McCabe

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as Security Guard

as Cop at Desk

as Waitress

as Nurse Louise

as Nurse Otto

as Boyish Cop

as Bill McCabe

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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (8)

This original film features extreme factions of America: Bill (Robert Burke) is a robber-mechanic, an amalgam betweenn 1980s Reagonomics overachiever and a thug, and Dennis (William Sage), a scientist-philosopher.

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Chicago Sun-Times
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Time Out
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New York Times
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May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
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Audience Reviews for Simple Men


Very bad acting makes for a funny film...

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

Pairing Hal Hartley with Martin Donovan and folks always seem to produce memorable films and this one is as well.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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Another "classic" Hal Hartley movie, featuring his trademark quirkiness and off-the-wall dialogue. Perhaps not as good as "Trust", but very close.

Gabriel Knight

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