A Simple Plan Structure
The Screenplay of A Simple Plan exclusively follows the story trail of Hank. It's an effective writing and formatting strategy to get inside Hanks head as he gets deeper and deeper into a predicament he cannot seem to escape. The plot points and Act transitions are the individual complications and twists. The sudden appearance of the FBI imposter is well foreshadowed, but still unexpected and drives a dramatic escalation of tension to the shocking climax.