MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 160 this week

Scotland, Pa. (2001)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  22 January 2001 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 3,791 users   Metascore: 49/100
Reviews: 65 user | 43 critic | 25 from Metacritic.com

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.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Top 10 TV Shows

Brooke Anderson from "Entertainment Tonight" and Melanie McFarland take a look at the Top 10 TV Shows of 2014 in our new series "IMDb Countdown".

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 07 Apr 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 01 Oct 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 20 Mar 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 03 Aug 2013
 
a list of 49 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Scotland, Pa." on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Scotland, Pa. (2001)

Scotland, Pa. (2001) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Scotland, Pa..

User Polls

2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A man learns that the bio father he knew nothing about is involved in a world of crime. Upon dad's death he is expected to join his new "family."

Director: Lyndon Chubbuck
Stars: Michael Rapaport, Christopher Walken, Robert Forster
Rustin (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Billy Stagen is a former professional football player and present-day sheriff in his hometown, the picturesque Rustin, Alabama.

Director: Rick Johnson
Stars: Rick Johnson, Meat Loaf, Ashley Johnson
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A struggling auto mechanic with a criminal past agrees to one last heist to pay off his debts.

Director: Myles Connell
Stars: Christopher Walken, Peter McDonald, Anne Pitoniak
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

This is the story of the lovely Kate Swallow and the loves of her life. At the start she is with Alec Bolton, a noted author, who discourages her when she wants to write a novel. Later she ... See full summary »

Director: Charlotte Brandstrom
Stars: Christopher Walken, Carole Bouquet, Jonathan Pryce
The Hi-Line (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A scam artist convinces a naive young woman in Whitman, Montana, that she is to be given a job by a major Chicago discount store. However, her dad and mom see through the ruse and tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Judkins
Stars: Ryan Alosio, Tantoo Cardinal, Rachael Leigh Cook
Circles (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Adam Kreutner
Stars: Neal McDonough, Antonio Sabato Jr., Teresa Hill
Suicide Kings (1997)
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A group of youngsters kidnap a respected Mafia figure.

Director: Peter O'Fallon
Stars: Christopher Walken, Denis Leary, Sean Patrick Flanery
Vendetta (TV Movie 1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Based on a true tale of power, corruption and murder, Christopher Walken stars in the story of the largest lynching in American history...

Director: Nicholas Meyer
Stars: Christopher Walken, Luke Askew, Clancy Brown
Slow Burn (2005)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A district attorney is involved in a 24-hour showdown with a gang leader and is, at the same time, being manipulated by an attractive assistant district attorney and a cryptic stranger.

Director: Wayne Beach
Stars: Ray Liotta, Jolene Blalock, LL Cool J
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Darren gets stood up on the day of his wedding and uses his vacation tickets with his best friend, RJ, to spend his "honeymoon" at a Club Med-style resort.

Director: Tony Vitale
Stars: Darren Geare, R.J. Knoll, Christopher Walken
Celluloid (1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The difficult making of Roberto Rossellini's masterpiece 'Roma, città aperta (1946)' in a Rome still suffering from the wounds of just ended WWII.

Director: Carlo Lizzani
Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Massimo Ghini, Anna Falchi
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Bright and neurotic girl Bell sets two goals for New Year - to quit smoking and to fall in love. As the first task turns out to be too difficult, she puts all her energy into the second.

Director: Kip Koenig
Stars: Clea DuVall, JD Souther, Mary Kay Place
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Joe 'Mac' McBeth (as James LeGros)
...
...
...
...
...
Malcolm Duncan (as Thomas Guiry)
...
Stacy (Hippie #1)
...
Hector (Hippie #2)
...
Jesse (Hippie #3)
Geoff Dunsworth ...
...
...
...
David Wike ...
Nicola Lipman ...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Greasy Spoon. Bloody Murder. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some nudity, drug content and brief violence
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 January 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Listeia... sketi tragodia  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$384,098 (USA) (28 June 2002)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The oven mitt that Pat McBeth uses to cover up the burn mark has the same tartan as the clan McBeth. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, Pat's "perfect" soft ice cream cone is half as tall and not nearly as shapely when she pulls it from the machine as when she lifts it up to show Doug. See more »

Quotes

Pat McBeth: Sometimes you animals forget there's a fucking LADY in the room!
See more »

Crazy Credits

This Film Is Dedicated to the Cast and Crew See more »

Connections

Version of Macbeth (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Satin Sounds
Written by Dick Walter
Published by KPM/APM (ASCAP)
Courtesy of APM
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Absolutely bizarre but effective adaption of the Shakespeare tale.
15 May 2002 | by (Sauk City, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

Absolutely bizarre but effective adaption of the Shakespeare tale "MacBeth" by frist-time writer and director Billy Morrissette. In "Scotland, PA.", a '70s-like working class-like couple, Joe and Pat McBeth (James LeGros and Maura Tierney), who both work at Duncan's, a small-town fast food joint, dream of running their own restaurant and go to great lengths to earn it. However, they get their opportunity by sending their boss, Norm Duncan (James Rebhorn) to an unpleasant demise and quickly give the place a complete make-over. Before the duo think that they're never be caught and tried for their crime, a police lieutenant named McDuff (Christopher Walken), strolls into town to look into the case and find out who is responsible for Duncan's death. There's isn't a lot of funny moments in the movie, nevertheless, it makes you want to giggle with delight. The standouts here are Tierney and LeGros, who are fine in holding their ground throughout the time. As for Walken, who handles his character like Peter Falk did as Columbo or Frances McDormand in "Fargo" very well, gives the viewer another reason to enjoy the movie. This movie may not be well-made as "Shakespeare in Love", but this film also has the emotional edge and that counts as well.


10 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Pat cutting her hand off? djfcak266-1
Muscle Cars JohnnyFontaine
Disappointment clmurphy
Where on earth can i find this? kilgore_troutsky
Witches? cleverredhead12
Any reason for PA? langholb
Discuss Scotland, Pa. (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?