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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):
David Mamet (written by)
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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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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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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 »
Continuity: When the PA accidentally erases the mayor's dinner from Tuesday (originally in red pen) on the calendar, she cleanly erases before rewriting it (in green pen)). No day is visible whilst she is writing, however later in the scene it is clearly still for Tuesday and not for Wednesday. Later in the film, we see that both dates have the event written in their respective colors (and in very similar handwriting), with the red writing looking faded, as if only bits of it had been erased.See more »
Tommy Max:My wife is having a baby...
[Walt stares at him irritated]
Walt Price:Thank you for keeping me current.
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
One Of Mamet's Best, 24 January 2001
Author: jhclues from Salem, Oregon

It's difficult to write an objective review about a film that I'm so enthusiastic about, but there's no getting around it-- I haven't been this excited about a movie in a long time, so I'll just forge ahead. The film is `State and Main,' written and directed by David Mamet, and arguably his best effort since 1987's `House Of Games.' When a movie company invades the sleepy hamlet of Waterford, Vermont, for a location shoot, complete with big name stars Bob Barrenger (Alec Baldwin) and Claire Wellesley (Sarah Jessica Parker) in tow, it creates quite a stir; and before it's over many of the townsfolk, as well as a few of those connected with the film, have learned some things about themselves-- and others-- they never knew before. Things about honesty, purity and the moral flexibility inherent in many of those who reside here on planet Earth. As a setting for the making of the film within the film-- which is about purity and second chances-- Mamet takes a page right out of Americana, complete with a Main Street, an historic firehouse, a quaint hostelry and even-- `maybe'-- an old mill on a stream. And in making a film about making a film about purity and second chances, he's made a film about purity and, well, second chances; a terrific character study that is forthright and sincere, and which rings with truth from beginning to end. It's as honest as it is real, and so accessible that it makes an instant connection with the audience. There are characters and situations here with which everyone will be able to identify in one way or another, all presented refreshingly and quite unpredictably. Just when you think you see something coming from a mile away, you're treated to one of those famous Mamet `twists' that take you exactly where you didn't think you were going. And Mamet does it so well that it's not only highly entertaining, but invigorating as well. The cast he put together for this film is superlative, beginning with William H. Macy as Walt Price, the director of the movie. A Mamet regular, Macy creates a character infused with that magic Mamet realism that helps establish the credibility of the film from the outset. Baldwin is perfectly cast as the `star' with certain insatiable appetites and recreational needs, as is Parker, as the actress with a sudden case of `issues' regarding her contractual obligations. And David Paymer does a solid turn as Marty Rossen, the producer of the film. But the two actors who really make this movie tick are the charismatic Rebecca Pidgeon, and the versatile, multi-talented Philip Seymour Hoffman. Pidgeon is absolutely captivating as Ann Black, the local who runs the book shop and directs the town's drama group (which includes just about everybody in Waterford, it seems). She's winsome and charming, with a directness and vigor that is stunning; and she captures the very essence of Ann-- the intelligence and the compassion-- and conveys it convincingly to the audience. It's a memorable performance, and one of the strengths (among many) of the movie. The real star of the show, however, is Hoffman, as Joseph Turner White, the writer of the movie. He gives an introspective performance filled with nuance and subtlety that is so real-- so pure-- that he single-handedly takes the film to a whole new level. Like Meryl Streep, Hoffman has that chameleon-like ability that enables him to be anyone and everyone, yet always unique; it's a quality with which few actors are endowed, and he uses his gift to full advantage here, with his memorable portrayal of White. Simply put, it's a great performance by a great actor, and one that should earn him an Oscar nomination. The supporting cast includes Charles Durning (Mayor George Bailey), Clark Gregg (Doug), Patti LuPone (Sherry Bailey), Julia Stiles (Carla) and Ricky Jay (Jack). Mamet has a style that make his films uniquely his own, and `State and Main' is one of his best. Exceptionally well done and delivered, it's intelligent, funny and entertaining; an honest and succinct examination of human nature with an integrity at it's core that makes it a truly great film. This is a prime example of what the magic of the movies is all about; a film that absolutely should not be missed. I rate this one 10/10.

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