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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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Cast

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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 »

Goofs

Reflected in car window near end of the picture. See more »

Quotes

Ann Black: And here's some hydrogen peroxide.
Joseph Turner White: I don't drink.
Ann Black: It's for your finger.
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Only 2 animals were harmed during the filming of this motion picture. See more »

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Referenced in Smile (2009) 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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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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