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State and Main (2000)

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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Carla
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Hotel Clerk
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Mayor George Bailey
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Electrician
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Bellhop
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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Big movie. Small town. Huge trouble. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and brief sexual images | See all certifications »
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12 January 2001 (USA)  »

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Attention, on tourne!  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$6,920,692 (USA) (9 March 2001)
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The reason for the Crazy Credit "A complete list of associate producers is available on request" is that, throughout the film, anyone who could help make the film-within-the-film was given an associate producer credit. See more »

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Price is seen to use two different models of cell phone; it's not unreasonable that someone using cell phones so much would carry more than one. See more »

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[last lines]
Bob Barrenger: Beats workin'.
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Only 2 animals were harmed during the filming of this motion picture. See more »

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Referenced in Less Like Me (2004) See more »

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The Song of the Old Mill
Words by David Mamet
Music by Theodore Shapiro
Sung by Patti LuPone
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David Mamet takes a change of pace
23 December 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you know Mamet's film history, you'll realize often, he writes about lowlifes and depressing (though good) subject matter such as the Untouchables, Glengarry Glen Ross and The Winslow Boy. But now, Mamet turns to light comedy and succeeds, even if as times it's a little too light.

The film is mainly supported (besides a clever script) by it's cast including William H. Macy delivering some good laughs as a director who comes off like he did in Fargo, only more like you would see a director. Phillip Seymour Hoffman makes good as a writer, Alec Baldwin brings some sly humor as a big movie star who can't get away from 14 year old girls (though Julia Stiles doesn't look 14), Sarah Jessica Parker is actually sexy here, and David Paymer is stunningly funny as a go for broke producer. At points, one could compare this movie to the brilliant Bowfinger from last year and they might be right, but Mamet also adds in stuff about small towns as well. Enjoyable to say the least. B+


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