Oscar Flashback: When Was Golden Valley Involved in an Award Winning Film?

In celebration of Oscar Sunday, find out what Academy Award nominated film was shot in Golden Valley.

When A Simple Plan was released in 1998, Golden Valley residents got a taste of what it’s like to be famous. Kind of.

The movie, starring Bill Paxton Billy Bob Thornton, Bridget Fonda was nominated for two Oscars and a number of other awards, including a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

According to the Internet Movie Database, part of the movie was filmed in Golden Valley and Delano. The movie website gives this summary of A Simple Plan:

When three blue collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash they make a plan to keep their find from the authorities but find complications and mistrust weaving its way into their plan.

Are there other movie star moments that you know of that involved Golden Valley? Tell us in the comments.


The 2013 Academy Awards begin Sunday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m.


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