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State and Main -- 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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Writer (WGA):
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12 January 2001 (USA) See more »
When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked Questions Later. See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Michael Higgins ... Doc Wilson
Michael Bradshaw ... Priest
Morris Lamore ... Bunky
Allen Soule ... Spud

Clark Gregg ... Doug Mackenzie

Rebecca Pidgeon ... Ann

Ricky Jay ... Jack

Julia Stiles ... Carla

Matt Malloy ... Hotel Clerk

Charles Durning ... Mayor George Bailey

Tony V. ... Water Delivery Man
Tony Mamet ... Electrician

Jack Wallace ... Bellhop
Michael James O'Boyle ... Chuckie
Charlotte Potok ... Maude
Christopher Kaldor ... Officer Cal Thompkin
Frederic Levy ... Gun Store Owner (as Rick Levy)
J.J. Johnston ... Stationmaster

Patti LuPone ... Sherry Bailey
Richard L. Friedman ... Postman
Kolbie McCabe ... Girl on Scooter
Emma Norman ... Fisherwoman
Dee Nelson ... Decorator

Brian Howe ... Bartender

Robert Walsh ... Trooper #1
G. Roy Levin ... Salesman with Rubber Duck
Matthew Pidgeon ... B.B.G. TV Reporter
Danny Hovanesian ... Bailiff (as Daniel G. Hovanesian)
Jerry Graff ... Fake Judge
Timothy Jernigan-Smith ... Billy on Bike
Paul Butler ... Real Judge

Alexandra Kerry ... Television Director

Ken Cheeseman ... Trooper #2
Jordan Lage ... Doc Morten

William H. Macy ... Walt Price
Lionel Mark Smith ... Bill Smith

Vincent Guastaferro ... Uberto Pazzi-Sforzo
Linda Kimbrough ... Courteney

Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Joseph Turner White
Jim Frangione ... Tommy Max

Alec Baldwin ... Bob Barrenger
Lana Bilzerian ... Girl PA

Sarah Jessica Parker ... Claire Wellesley

Laura Silverman ... Secretary

David Paymer ... Marty Rossen
Josh Marchette ... Production Assistant

Jonathan Katz ... Howie Gold
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sean Patrick Reilly ... Loop

Chris De Christopher ... Painter 1 (uncredited)

Alan Francis ... Vermont State Trooper (uncredited)

Darrell Geer ... Vermont State Trooper (uncredited)

John Krasinski ... Judge's Assistant (uncredited)
David Lauren ... News Producer (uncredited)

Cindy Lentol ... Reporter (uncredited)
Molly Levine ... Girl Pictured in Magazine (uncredited)

Kevin Foster McCarthy ... Airport Van Driver (uncredited)

Todd Poudrier ... Production Assistant (uncredited)
Kate Super ... Production Assistant (uncredited)
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Directed by
David Mamet 
Writing credits
David Mamet (written by)

Produced by
Dorothy Aufiero .... line producer
Alec Baldwin .... executive producer
Martin J. Barab .... co-executive producer
Willi Bär .... co-executive producer (as Willie Baer)
Jonathan Cornick .... executive producer (as Jon Cornick)
Sarah Green .... producer
Rachael Horovitz .... co-producer
Peter Jay Klauser .... co-executive producer (as Peter Klauser)
Mark Ordesky .... co-producer
Alan Mruvka .... co-producer (uncredited)
Joey Nittolo .... co-producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Theodore Shapiro 
Cinematography by
Oliver Stapleton 
Film Editing by
Barbara Tulliver 
Casting by
Avy Kaufman 
Production Design by
Gemma Jackson 
Art Direction by
Carl Sprague 
Set Decoration by
Kyra Friedman Curcio  (as Kyra Friedman)
Costume Design by
Susan Lyall 
Makeup Department
Jerry DeCarlo .... key hair stylist
Brenda McNally .... hair stylist
Peter Robb-King .... makeup department head
Joe Rossi .... key makeup artist
Rob Fitz .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Carla Fry .... executive in charge of production
Sarah Green .... unit production manager
Martha Griffin .... post-production supervisor
Sarah Connors .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dieter 'Dietman' Busch .... second assistant director (as Dieter Busch)
David Eric Chapman .... second second assistant director
Cas Donovan .... first assistant director
Art Department
Mark Bachman .... assistant art director
Judson Bell .... propmaker (as Judson B. Bell)
James Champoux .... carpenter
David Cooney .... storyboard artist
Melissa Cooperman .... art department production assistant
Daniel J. Courchaine .... painter
Jack Coyle .... general foreman
Mary E. DiCicco .... assistant set decorator (as Mary DiCicco)
Jennifer Engel .... set dresser
Jacob Forster .... propmaker
Chris Fousek .... on-set dresser
Shawn Gamache .... set dresser
Paul W. Gorfine .... stand-by painter
David Gulick .... property master
Jane Gulick .... property assistant
Jay Heyman .... set dresser
Mary Hopkins .... painter
William 'Billy Jack' Jakielaszek .... set dresser
Kenneth Jillson .... painter
Paul J. Johnson .... set dressing production assistant
Timothy Johnson .... set dressing production assistant
William Karp .... carpenter (as William A. Karp)
Andrew W. Kenah .... carpenter
Jenny E. McCracken .... painter (as Jenny McCracken)
David Melito .... art department coordinator
Karen Menze .... scenic charge
Kris Moran .... assistant property master
David North .... painter (as David A. North)
David Rotondo .... propmaker (as David Rotundo)
Kenneth Salter .... propmaker (as Kenneth R. Salter)
William C. Salter .... carpenter
Robert Schleinig .... lead man (as Robert H. Schleinig)
Jim Schneider .... set dresser (as James Schneider)
Kurt Smith .... construction coordinator (as Kurt L. Smith)
Tyris Smith .... set dresser
Terry Sylvester .... painter
Peter Wilcox .... carpenter (as Peter A. Wilcox)
Adam Roffman .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
David Boulton .... adr mixer
Rick Canelli .... adr recordist
Richard P. Cirincione .... sound designer
Richard P. Cirincione .... supervising sound editor
Laura Civiello .... dialogue editor
Ryan Collison .... foley artist
Joe Dohner .... foley mixer
Kelly Doran .... cable person
Bobby Johanson .... adr mixer
Jay Kessel .... first assistant sound editor
Joshua Landis .... foley editor
Jane McCulley .... supervising adr editor
Eytan Mirsky .... sound effects editor
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
John Pritchett .... sound mixer
Alex Raspa .... adr recordist
David M. Roberts .... boom operator
Lynn Sable .... assistant adr editor
Maurice Schell .... sound designer
Maurice Schell .... sound re-recording mixer
Maurice Schell .... supervising sound editor
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording mixer
Roland Vajs .... assistant adr editor
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
Markus Braack .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Russell Berg .... special effects (as Russell J. Berg)
Peter Kunz .... special effects coordinator
Bill Anagnos .... stunts
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Jennifer Van Shay .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Bridges .... still photographer (as James Bridges)
Arnold F. Brown .... grip
Evans Brown .... electrician
Tony Campenni .... dolly grip
Mark J. Casey .... best boy electric
Henry Cline .... camera operator
Scott D. Davis .... chief lighting technician
Michael DiIeso .... best boy grip
Tim Driscoll .... key grip
Jamie Fitzpatrick .... second assistant camera
Adam Gilmore .... first assistant camera
Eric Komar .... grip
Roger Marbury .... electrician
David Margolis .... rigging gaffer (as David S. Margolis)
Jack McPhee .... electrician
Brian A. Pitts .... generator operator
Timothy M. Sweeney .... camera loader
Darrell Temple .... grip
Mark A. Weil .... rigging grip
Woody Bell .... grip (uncredited)
Robert Clark .... grip (uncredited)
Brian Corbett .... grip (uncredited)
Peter D'Angelo .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Jendra Jarnagin .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Brendan Keefe .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Chris Nickerson .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Michael Peterson .... grip (uncredited)
Shawn S. Ryder .... grip (uncredited)
Timothy M. Sweeney .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Nancy Doyle .... extras casting
Nancy Doyle .... local casting
Maura Tighe .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Darinka Chase .... costume department intern
Shannon Egleson .... costume production assistant
Debbie Holbrook .... costume supervisor
Margaret Palmer .... set costumer
Christopher Peterson .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Jack Deutchman .... executive in charge of post-production
Tom Foligno .... first assistant editor (as Thomas Foligno)
Joshua Julian .... post-production intern
David Kaldor .... editorial intern
David Pultz .... color timer (as Dave Pultz)
Michal Shemesh .... apprentice editor
Robert Tate .... post-production intern
Adela Vivar-Serrano .... post-production assistant
Wahn Yoon .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Jeff Allen .... musician: bass (as Jeffrey Allen)
Evan Barker .... music preparation
Joe Bonadio .... musician: drums and percussion
Paul Broucek .... music executive
John Carbonara .... music editor
Erik Charlston .... musician: marimba
Michael Farrow .... scoring mixer
Tony Finno .... music preparation
Mark Kaufman .... music clearance executive
Edward Mann .... musician: bass
Sandra Park .... concert master
Sandra Park .... music contractor
Ben Perowsky .... musician: drums
Larry Saltzman .... musician: guitar
Theodore Shapiro .... conductor
Theodore Shapiro .... orchestrator
Lori Silfen .... music business affairs
Robert Sullivan .... musician: trumpet
Shelley Woodworth .... musician: oboe (as Shelly Woodworth)
Mary Wooten .... musician: cello
Transportation Department
Richard Abate .... transportation captain (as Richard P. Abate)
Robert Albano .... driver
Joseph F. Barth Jr. .... driver
Doug Boes .... driver (as Douglas Boes)
Manuel Cabral .... driver
Michael E. Cudihy .... driver
James C. Donahue .... driver
Richard P. Farino .... driver
Robert Martini .... transportation coordinator
Robert Melchionno .... driver
William O'Brien .... driver
Anthony Parillo .... driver
Quinlan Sullivan .... driver (as Quinlan J. Sullivan)
Ronald J. Tartaglia Jr. .... driver (as Ronald Tartaglia Jr.)
John Ryder .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Sydney Alexander .... office intern (as Sydney 'Nana' Alexander)
Sam Alickman .... office intern
Diana Beer .... contract administrator
Claire Best .... production executive
Julianne Bond Shapiro .... cast production assistant
Christopher Boone .... on-set assistant: Sarah Green
Bethany Borek .... office intern
Damon E. Burke .... key on-set production assistant (as Damon 'Bull Dog' Burke)
Laurie Cartwright .... risk management
Suzanne Ceresko .... production office manager: New York
Susan Christy .... craft service
Jamie Cohen .... rights clearances
Tom Cole .... production office manager: Boston
Clint Collins .... film runner
Karen Corsica .... production secretary
Mary Cybulski .... script supervisor
Jeff Egan .... production safety
Neal Ernstrom .... office intern
Melissa Finkelstein .... production office manager: New York
Mark Fitzgerald .... location manager
Kenneth D. Fitzgibbon .... set medic (as Kenneth Fitzgibbon)
Brian Garten .... studio assistant
Emily Glatter .... supervising production coordinator
Andy Goldman .... title designer: main and end titles
Angela Goodwin .... cast production assistant
Emily Halpern .... set production assistant
F. Carl Hansen .... animal production assistant (as Carl Hansen)
Wendy Harrold .... production office assistant
Rob Issen .... technical consultant
Jessica Jacques .... office intern
Marin Jorgenson .... office intern
Michael Kopko .... craft service production assistant
Elizabeth Levin .... set production assistant
Michael Lewis .... production attorney
Devan Linforth .... set production assistant
Scott Losinger .... office intern
James MacDonald .... set medic (as James A. MacDonald)
Hailey Marshall .... office intern
Nancy S. Marshall .... assistant production coordinator
Patti Marshall .... second assistant accountant (as Patricia Marshall)
Steven Mazur .... studio assistant
Joseph McCarter .... animal trainer (as Joe McCarter)
Kevin Mendonca .... office intern
Robert Milazzo .... on-set assistant: David Mamet
Jennifer Mount .... risk management
Brett Portanova .... set production assistant
Thomas Powell .... office intern
Eric Poydar .... cast production assistant
Paul Prokop .... production controller
Kim Quam .... set medic
Lucius T. Ramsey .... assistant location manager
Joshua Ravetch .... production resources (as Josh Ravetch)
Nicholas M. Robbins .... set production assistant coordinator
Vail Romeyn .... production coordinator
Reid Rosefelt .... unit publicist
Peggy Rosson .... production accountant (as Peggy Ann Rosson)
Gretchen Schlottman .... craft service assistant
Robin Squibb .... script supervisor (as Sally Robin Squibb)
David A. Steinberg .... production attorney
Michael Swafford .... first assistant accountant
George Sweeney .... set production assistant
Ben Tishler .... set production assistant
Harriet Voyt .... executive assistant: David Mamet
Adam Finmann .... production assistant (uncredited)
Chad Lemieux .... production assistant (uncredited)
Adam Monahan .... production assistant (uncredited)
George A. Parker .... projectionist (uncredited)
Maurice Schell .... adr loop group (uncredited)
J.M. Silverman .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ladd Vance .... production executive: Filmtown Entertainment (uncredited)
Brian Wilson .... projectionist (uncredited)
Robin Dawson .... thanks: Massachusetts Film Office
Tim Grafft .... thanks: Massachusetts Film Office
Bill Nisselson .... thanks
Joanna Schwartz .... thanks
Crew verified as complete

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Rated R for language and brief sexual images
105 min
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Did You Know?

The character of the Fake Judge is credited to "Jerry Graff," which is the name of an unseen character in David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross." A credit for Jerry Graff also appears in three other Mamet-directed movies: "The Spanish Prisoner," "Homicide," and "Things Change," which may make him the George Spelvin of Mamet films.See more »
Continuity: At 37 minutes, when Carla enters the Waterford Tavern to deliver Bob Barrenger's lunch, she is wearing a brown pullover beneath her overcoat, but when she enters Bob's hotel room, the pullover has been switched for a blue cardigan.See more »
[Marty eats a piece of bread]
Marty Rossen:Mm, this is good. Have you tried it?
Walt Price:Oh, like I'm really going to eat carbohydrates.
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Referenced in Less Like Me (2004)See more »
The Song of the Old MillSee more »


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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Brilliantly acted and refreshingly original!, 29 June 2001
Author: mattymatt4ever from Jersey City, NJ

I haven't been thoroughly following David Mamet's career, but just watching this film, "American Buffalo" and "Glengarry Glen Ross" I already get a feel of his unique style of writing. It's very witty, very original and he has certain trademarks, like quick exchanges of dialogue between actors and repeating of the same sentence of dialogue in a group of lines. Well, his uniqueness is quite evident in watching this movie and it works quite well.

First I'll mention the vast array of talented actors. I don't think the casting could've been any better. Character actor William H. Macy is brilliant as the almost unscrupulous director, who will do ANYTHING--and I'm not exaggerating the least bit--to get his picture done. Fellow character actor/fellow PT Anderson regular Philip Seymour-Hoffman turns in another brilliant, yet subtle performance as the shy but appealing and wildly creative screenwriter who is the fuel of this cinematic project. As I said, he's made a significant--and extremely impressive--transition from playing the airhead jerk in "Scent of a Woman" and "Twister" to playing deep character roles like this. He ranks among the top in my list of Best Underrated Actors (along with Macy) and I hope one of these days he'll become a household name. David Peymer, I think, delivers the best performance of his career as the fast-talking, sniveling producer. I've always known he was a good actor, but he truly flaunts his knack for acting and taking risks in this role. It figures that playwright Mamet would assemble a group of fine character actors, instead of simply casting people who "look good on camera." That's one of the advantages of having a playwright as a director.

The script is wildly original and kept me laughing. There are many interesting, memorable quotes. And this is just a fine adult comedy (Thank God!!). With the explosion of teen gross-out comedies, I'm sure audiences will cherish a comedy like this. It works in all aspects. Not only is it well-performed, but it's well-written (lots of comedies only contain one of those factors). And it's all done in good taste. So those of you expecting cheap sex jokes and low-brow gags involving bodily functions--sorry to disappoint you! There are no cliches. This movie is an explosion of Mamet's gift for creativity. Take for example, the relationship between Hoffman and the beautiful Rebecca Pidgeon. They don't have a sex scene. Most of their screen time is spent talking and getting to know each other, sharing their thoughts on writing, researching the town's history, finding out how much they have in common. Do we still see that in the movies? Character development in romance? In the scene where Hoffman is in the hotel room with Sarah Jessica Parker lying on the bed naked, and Pidgeon knocks on his door to greet him with a bouquet of flowers, there's no predictability. You would assume she would take one look at Parker's naked body and punch him in face. I'm not going to give away what happens, but that moment stuck in my mind, because it is the first film I've seen to go a different route with the whole "girlfriend catches you in bed with another girl" premise.

"State and Main" is pleasant, light-hearted, funny, original comedy and it's one I'd definitely recommend. If you want to see great performances and laugh at good, tasteful humor--you can't go wrong!

My score: 7 (out of 10)

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