Simple Men is a 1992 American film written and directed by Hal Hartley and starring Robert John Burke, Bill Sage, Karen Sillas, and Martin Donovan. It was the debut film of actress Holly Marie Combs, in a supporting role. It was entered into the 1992 Cannes Film Festival.
|Directed by||Hal Hartley|
|Written by||Hal Hartley|
|Produced by||Jerome Brownstein|
|Starring||Robert John Burke|
|Edited by||Steve Hamilton|
|Music by||Hal Hartley|
|Distributed by||Fine Line Features|
Brothers Bill and Dennis reunite after their anarchist father escapes from the hospital.
Bill is angry after being double-crossed after a robbery by his girlfriend, and he promises to break the heart of the next woman he meets, while Dennis is fresh out of college and somewhat naive about the world. Dennis is set on finding their father, and Bill is broke, so they set off to find him.
Their motorcycle breaks down near a diner in the middle of nowhere, where they meet the beautiful Kate, mysterious Elina, and short-tempered Martin. They decide to stay for a few days and gradually become entangled in local life.
- Robert John Burke - Bill McCabe (as Robert Burke)
- Bill Sage - Dennis McCabe
- Karen Sillas - Kate
- Elina Löwensohn - Elina
- Martin Donovan - Martin
- Mark Chandler Bailey - Mike (as Mark Bailey)
- Chris Cooke - Vic
- Jeffrey Howard - Ned Rifle
- Holly Marie Combs - Kim
- Joe Stevens - Jack
- Damian Young - Sheriff
- Marietta Marich - Mom (Meg)
- John MacKay - Dad
- Bethany Wright - Mary
- Richard Reyes - Security Guard
- "Festival de Cannes: Simple Men". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-08-15.
- Canby, Vincent (October 14, 1992). "Simple Men (1992) Review/Film; Mismatched Brothers On a Godardian Road". The New York Times.