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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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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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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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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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12 January 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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

Gross:

$6,920,692 (USA) (9 March 2001)
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A quote from this film inspired the name of the production company Gift for Fiction entertainment, which produced the films "Less Like Me" and "Smile." See more »

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

Quotes

Tommy Max: My wife is going to have a baby.
Walt Price: Oh, good, let's bring more people into this overcrowded world.
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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 »

Soundtracks

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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