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

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$6,920,692 (USA) (9 March 2001)
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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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Walt Price: Hey, did you see the grosses for Gandhi 2?
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Spoofs The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) 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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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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