State and Main (2000)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  12 January 2001 (USA)
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A movie crew invades a small town whose residents are all too ready to give up their values for showbiz glitz.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Higgins ...
Doc Wilson
Michael Bradshaw ...
Morris Lamore ...
Allen Soule ...
Doug Mackenzie
Hotel Clerk
Mayor George Bailey
Water Delivery Man
Tony Mamet ...
Michael James O'Boyle ...
Charlotte Potok ...


Having left New Hampshire over excessive demands by the locals, the cast and crew of "The Old Mill" moves their movie shoot to a small town in Vermont. However, they soon discover that The Old Mill burned down in 1960, the star can't keep his pants zipped, the starlet won't take her top off, and the locals aren't quite as easily conned as they appear. Written by Jon Reeves <>

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When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked Questions Later. See more »


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief sexual images | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

12 January 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Attention, on tourne!  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$580,163 (USA) (29 December 2000)


ESP 45,156,288 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The character of the Fake Judge is credited to "Jerry Graff," which is the name of an unseen character in David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross." A credit for Jerry Graff also appears in three other Mamet-directed movies: "The Spanish Prisoner," "Homicide," and "Things Change," which may make him the George Spelvin of Mamet films. See more »


When Joseph and Annie are sitting in front of the statue towards the beginning, Joseph's coffee switches hands between shots. See more »


Jack: She said she was studying phonics!
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Crazy Credits

A complete list of this film's associate producers is available upon written request. See more »


Spoofs The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) See more »


The Song of the Old Mill
Words by David Mamet
Music by Theodore Shapiro
Sung by Patti LuPone
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Mamet Turns to Comedy
5 December 2001 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

Thrown out of their New Hampshire shooting location (for undisclosed misdeeds), a Hollywood film crew lands in a small Vermont town to finish their movie. Their funding rapidly diminishing, the harried producer, William H. Macy in an excellent performance, struggles to keep the crew together and the movie on track. David Mamet has populated his screenplay with an interesting mix of characters. Mostly they're a vain, greedy lot, either slaves to their passions or to money. But Mr. Mamet gives them plenty to say, and mischief to get into and out of, and all in all, it's a very entertaining, black comedy.

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