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Scotland, Pa. (2001)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  22 January 2001 (USA)
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A modernized retelling of "MacBeth" set in 1970s suburban Pennsylvania. Joe McBeth, an unambitious hamburger stand employee, is driven to success by his scheming wife.

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Joe 'Mac' McBeth (as James LeGros)
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Malcolm Duncan (as Thomas Guiry)
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Stacy (Hippie #1)
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Hector (Hippie #2)
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Joe McBeth is a hard-working but unambitious doofus who toils at a hamburger stand alongside his wife Pat, who has a significant edge in the brains department. Pat is convinced she could do a lot better with the place than their boss Norm Duncan is doing, so she works up a plan to usurp Norm, convincing Mac to rob the restaurant's safe and then murder Norm, using the robbery as a way of throwing the police off their trail. Though two stoners and a would-be fortune teller warn Mac that bad luck awaits him, he gathers his courage and goes through with his wife's scheme. At first, things seem to have gone just as Pat hoped, and after Norm's sons sell the restaurant to the McBeths (they pay for it with the money they stole from Norm), business takes off. But vegetarian police detective McDuff is convinced there's foul play at the new center of the fast food universe, and when the McBeths fear that fry cook Banco knows more than he's letting on, Mac takes charge in the plotting department ... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some nudity, drug content and brief violence
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22 January 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Listeia... sketi tragodia  »

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Opening Weekend:

$43,366 (USA) (8 February 2002)

Gross:

$384,098 (USA) (28 June 2002)
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According to director Billy Morrissette (on the DVD commentary), Pat McBeth's line "Fuck! Fuck! Fuckity-fuck!" was written into the script because star (and Morrissette's wife at the time), Maura Tierney yelled that once when he startled her. See more »

Goofs

When Pat McBeth chops her hand off, she falls left of her position directly in front of her severed hand. Later she is shown lying on the floor. Her body is facing the correct position, but she is far to the right of the point of view of the previous scene. See more »

Quotes

Douglas McKenna: [He had just gotten fired] I'm so embarassed in front of you... I know you're the only one who really cared about me.
[She's silent]
Douglas McKenna: What is it?
Pat McBeth: I was just thinking how... I've never heard anyone say something so... wrong. If I were you...
[she goes to take his name tag off]
Pat McBeth: Let me get that for you... I would take pride in the fact that I could actually dress myself on a daily basis.
Douglas McKenna: [He leans in to kiss her]
Pat McBeth: You really are one dumb fuck Douglas.
Douglas McKenna: [mouthing] I LOVE YOU.
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Version of Macbeth (2014) See more »

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Can't Get Enough (Of Your Love)
Written by Mick Ralphs (as Michael ("Mick") Ralphs)
Performed by Bad Company
Published by Badco Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Atco Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Great film!
3 July 2003 | by (Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Lately, I've been forcing everyone I know to watch this film. It may not go down in history, but it is hilariously funny--especially if you don't take it too seriously! People need to chill out a bit about it, and not try to analyze it too deeply. It's a funny 1970's version of Macbeth with fabulous actors and actresses, and while much of its comedy comes from its similarites to the play, much of the comedy stands on its own. It's a great update, and I don't think it should be compared to films like "Shakespeare in Love" because the idea is completely different. It's not too violent of a black comedy, either, though moments like the killing of Duncan are outright hilarious. Take smaller moments, too, like when the children play with the body of Banco as it's being taken away. The acting is excellent--Tierney, Le Gros, Walkin...what else do I have to say? It's a fun film that I think you should see.


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