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State and Main (2000)

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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 ...


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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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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)


$6,920,692 (USA) (9 March 2001)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Waterford Huskies logo is a replica of the University of Connecticut Huskies logo. See more »


Near the end of the movie, a Boston Commuter Rail train appears in what is supposed to be Vermont. See more »


Walt Price: Who designed these costumes? It looks like Edith Head puked, and that puke designed these costumes.
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Crazy Credits

Only 2 animals were harmed during the filming of this motion picture. See more »


Referenced in Smile (2009) See more »


The Song of the Old Mill
Words by David Mamet
Music by Theodore Shapiro
Sung by Patti LuPone
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Slight but colorful
18 January 2004 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

The filmmakers who invade Vermont are patronizing, condescending and pig-headed...to the locals and to each other. Writer-director David Mamet gets in some good acerbic digs at show business and isn't afraid to make anyone and everyone look the fool. After all, it's only "just a movie" to us--to them, it's brain surgery at a cost. The cast seems to be having a great time, Alec Baldwin in particular. Philip Seymour Hoffman has never been so benign--and thats a good thing (what a nice change to see him relaxed, romantic and clean-cut). The picture isn't a barn-burner, it never crackles or builds comedic momentum like, say, "Tootsie", but it's a flip, funny, unfettered throwaway. **1/2 from ****

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