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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 ...
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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Water Delivery Man
Tony Mamet ...
Electrician
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Bellhop
Michael James O'Boyle ...
Chuckie
Charlotte Potok ...
Maude
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Storyline

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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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)

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ESP 45,156,288 (Spain) (29 June 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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Walt Price: Would you like a cigar?
Mayor George Bailey: Aren't these illegal?
Walt Price: Why would they be illegal?
Mayor George Bailey: Well, the trade embargo with Cuba.
Walt Price: Nobody tells me anything.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the closing credits, immediately following a brief jazzy instrumental, a voice (David Mamet) says, "Once more, and can you try to play the notes this time." See more »

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References Perry Mason (1957) 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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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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