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In The Settlement, Pat ([[Performer~P59476~John C. Reilly~johncreilly]]) and Jerry ([[Performer~P23302~William Fichtner~williamfichtner]]) work on the fringes of the insurance industry in what are called "viatical settlements," which allow terminal patients the option of cashing in their life insurance policies before death for a reduced payment. In the 1980s, with AIDS cutting short what might have been long and healthy lives, business is booming for Pat and Jerry's firm, Viable Settlements, Inc. But a few years later, improved treatments are keeping the terminally ill alive much longer -- and that's bad news for Viable Settlements, which is now on the brink of bankruptcy. When Pat and Jerry meet the beautiful and mysterious Barbara ([[Performer~P47443~Kelly McGillis~kellymcgillis]]), no one's sure if she's good or bad news. The supporting cast includes [[Performer~P58851~David Rasche~davidrasche]] and [[Performer~P11700~Dan Castellaneta~dancastellaneta]]. The Settlement was screened at the 1999 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi