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State and Main (2000)

 -  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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Michael Higgins ...
Doc Wilson
Michael Bradshaw ...
Priest
Morris Lamore ...
Bunky
Allen Soule ...
Spud
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Doug Mackenzie
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Ann
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Jack
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Hotel Clerk
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Electrician
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Michael James O'Boyle ...
Chuckie
Charlotte Potok ...
Maude
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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 <jreeves@imdb.com>

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

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Rated R for language and brief sexual images | See all certifications »
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£81,260 (UK) (16 February 2001)

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ESP 45,156,288 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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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 »

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When Annie and Joseph are standing outside the book store in the rain, a cameraman, wearing a white raincoat, is reflected in the glass door behind Annie. See more »

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Claire Wellesley: I'm not a child! I have feelings!
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The Song of the Old Mill
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Music by Theodore Shapiro
Sung by Patti LuPone
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Funny, witty, and rather sweet.
24 November 2000 | by (Brighton, England) – See all my reviews

I have been following David Mamet's career as a scriptwriter and director for some time, and he always manages to surprise and entertain me. State and Main is completely different to The Winslow Boy, in theme, style, and especially tone. It is a fast and somewhat crazy comedy about the world of cinema, full of irony, great one-liners, and some memorable characters. I do not know if Mamet is recreating himself in the character of the scriptwriter (great acting by Phillip Seymour Hoffman, as usual), but I love his creation. The acting is extremely good, as always. Don't miss it if you want a good laugh.


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