Simpatico is a 1999 film directed by Matthew Warchus and starring Nick Nolte, Jeff Bridges, Sharon Stone, Catherine Keener and Albert Finney. It was adapted for the screen from the 1994 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.
- Nick Nolte ... Vincent Webb
- Jeff Bridges ... Lyle Carter
- Sharon Stone ... Rosie
- Catherine Keener ... Cecilia
- Albert Finney ... Simms
- Shawn Hatosy ... Young Vinnie
- Kimberly Williams-Paisley ... Young Rosie
The film received negative reviews from critics. It currently holds a 25% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 61 reviews.