Simpatico (1999)

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Comedy drama. The story begins when an ill-kempt drunk, Vinnie, calls a wealthy racehorse owner, Carter, threatening him with possible blackmail unless he helps Vinnie escape a harassment charge. It appears that Vinnie possesses some incriminating documents that could get Carter into trouble, dating from years from gone by. When Carter, obviously troubled, flies back to the place where he grew up to resolve the situation, he learns that there is no such charge, that Vinnie is on his way back to the East Coast and that the situation is going rapidly downhill. Years previously, Vinnie, Carter and a girlfriend had blackmailed and ruined a racetrack commissioner called Simms who had discovered a scam they had concocted. It appears that Vinnie has had a change of heart and is now intent on tracking Simms down, with the aim of clearing his name after twenty years.

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