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Scotland, Pa. (2001)

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) (as Timothy Speed Levitch)
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Jesse (Hippie #3)
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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

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What if the McBeths were alive in '75? See more »

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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)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$384,098 (USA) (28 June 2002)
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Trivia

Det. MacDuff says at one point "I used to be a dancer". This is an in-joke to actor Christopher Walken, who started out as an accomplished dancer. 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

Frank the Pharmacist: Pat, are you on drugs?
Pat McBeth: I don't know Frank, are you fucking your assistant?
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This Film Is Dedicated to the Cast and Crew See more »

Connections

Version of Macbeth I: The Politics of Power (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Bad Company
Written by Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke
Performed by Bad Company
Published by Badco Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Atco Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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wonderful movie, Maura is so good!
4 May 2003 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. I think that the acting of Maura Tierney was truely wonderful. Infact, you never caught her 'acting'. She was very into the role and it made the movie wonderful. The rest of the cast did a nice job as well. I would recommend this movie to people who enjoy slightly dark comedy and just want to watch a good movie.


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