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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A delightful, quirky twist on the Shakespeare tragedy! See more (66 total) »


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Directed by
Billy Morrissette 
Writing credits
William Shakespeare (play "The Tragedy of Macbeth")

Billy Morrissette (written by)

Produced by
Andrew Farkas .... co-executive producer
Elizabeth Guildford .... line producer
Raelle Koota .... co-producer
Karen Lauder .... executive producer
William Lauder .... co-executive producer
Deborah Marinoff .... associate producer
Richard Shepard .... producer
Jonathan Stern .... producer
Marcus Ticotin .... executive producer
Maura Tierney .... producer
Michael Volpe .... co-producer
Original Music by
Anton Sanko 
Cinematography by
Wally Pfister 
Film Editing by
Adam Lichtenstein 
Casting by
Avy Kaufman 
Production Design by
Jennifer Stewart 
Art Direction by
Shelley Nieder 
Set Decoration by
Patricia Larman 
Lawrence Willett (uncredited)
Costume Design by
David C. Robinson 
Makeup Department
Paulette Cable .... key hair stylist
Laurie MacDonald .... assistant hair stylist
Cathy O'Connell .... key makeup artist
Ingrid Ross .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Elizabeth Guildford .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Annie Bradley .... first assistant director
Craig Cameron .... second assistant director
Jeremy Timmons .... third assistant director
Art Department
Lisa Aiken .... greens
Lorne Armstrong .... lead set dresser
Art Baxter .... construction coordinator
Kendrick Beck .... painter
Marsha Cameron .... painter
Chris Carriere .... carpenter
Glenn Coolen .... first assistant art director (as Glen Coolen)
Sherry Devanney .... art department production assistant
Alan Deveau .... on-set dresser
Katherine Evans .... set buyer
Annie Fuller .... property master
Mark Goodwin .... assistant lead carpenter
Shane Gosse .... assistant lead carpenter
Bill Hardwick .... set dresser (as William Hardwick)
John Hencher .... second assistant art director
Sean Hynes .... set dresser
John Jones .... carpenter
Victoria Kent .... painter
André Lacroix .... assistant head carpenter
Fred Leach .... head carpenter
Jenny Lemont .... painter
Robert Matheson .... carpenter
Glen McElmon .... carpenter
Stephen Morgan .... carpenter
Gabriele Schnutgen .... key scenic artist
Marianne Scriven .... assistant set decorator
Sasha Sergejewski .... assistant property master
Raymond Shortell .... carpenter (as Ray Shortell)
Jason Shurko .... set dresser daily
Brent Strong .... head painter
Sound Department
Shelley Batista .... assistant sound editor
Robert Fernandez .... sound re-recording mixer
Doug Johnston .... sound
Frank Kavanagh .... boom operator
Dave Paterson .... supervising sound editor
Katrina Perks .... cable
Anton Sanko .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Gary Coates .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Stanley Monahan .... optical effects
Randy Boliver .... stunt coordinator
Derek Covey .... stunts
Sarah Johnson .... stunts
Pat Whelan .... stunts
Rodney Whynot .... stunts
Ryan Whynot .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
David Albiston .... director of photography: second unit
Lori Ann Bellefontaine .... generator operator
Marc Bourgeois .... best boy grip
Kyle Cameron .... camera loader
Stanley Carll .... third grip
Jonah Claener .... second assistant camera
Kelly Clark .... camera trainee
Johnny Cochrane .... first assistant camera
Cory Geryak .... chief lighting technician
Rick Gillis .... key grip
Stephen Gillis .... rigging key grip (as Steve Gillis)
Kevin Houlihan .... best boy electric (as Kevin 'Kat' Houlihan)
John Scott MacDonald .... dolly grip (as Scott MacDonald)
Gary Mitchell .... electrician
Christopher Reardon .... still photographer (as Chris Reardon)
Reed Rudy .... still photographer
Jordan Schella .... electrician
Casting Department
Beth Bowling .... casting assistant (as Beth Boweling)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deanna Anthony .... costume cutter
Laurie Delaney .... costume supervisor: truck
Kate Delmage .... costume cutter
Sandra Hum .... seamstress
Robert Lafamme .... wardrobe production assistant
Meghan Marenette .... seamstress
Carol Robinson .... costume supervisor: set
Victoria Rockwell .... costume extras coordinator
James A. Worthen .... assistant costume designer (as James Worthen)
Editorial Department
Alfredo Frasson .... color timer
Fred Manzi .... assistant editor
Darin Wooldridge .... mastering colorist
Music Department
Kevin Laffey .... music consultant
Tracy McKnight .... music supervisor
Other crew
Isaac G. Bolden II .... coordinator: New York
Josée Brodeur .... production accountant
Cathy Grant .... production office coordinator
Michael Hansen .... publicist
Mark Litwak .... legal services
Eva MacGregor .... assistant accountant
Nancy MacInnis .... production assistant
Patricia MacInnis .... assistant production office coordinator
Cole Martin .... production attorney
Tara Sullivan .... first assistant accountant
Gary Swim .... location manager
Maggie Thomas .... script supervisor
Darren Winter .... security coordinator

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Rated R for language, some nudity, drug content and brief violence
104 min
Aspect Ratio:
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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 »
Anachronisms: The term "homeless" was not in common use in the mid 1970s.See more »
Joe 'Mac' McBeth:I hate to break it to you, Lieutenant, but this is not an episode of 'Columbo,' all right? I'm not gonna break down, hand you the gun, then get waltzed out of here between a couple of good-looking cops with my head bowed down.See more »
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Version of Macbeth (1909/I)See more »
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A delightful, quirky twist on the Shakespeare tragedy!, 27 January 2003
Author: ListenBucko

The trouble with watching the Sundance Channel is that you can get horribly depressed. So many of the films are dark, forbidding noir that the channel comes with free coupons for Pfizer products. However, I caught Scotland, PA, and I gotta tell ya, I LOVED this flick.

The director asked himself, "What would MacBeth be like if it was set in a fast-food restaurant?" No, really. On paper it sounds like an insane idea, and I tuned in mostly out of curiosity. I was quickly delighted by this turn of fancy, which turns one of the uglier Shakespeare plays into an offbeat comedy. James LeGros plays Joe "Mac" McBeth, a downtrodden assistant manager of a hamburger joint, who can't get ahead because of the owner's vapid sons. His long-suffering wife, played by the wonderful Maura Tierney (E.R.), presses him to plot to get ahead and then rob the owner, Mr. Duncan (get out your Cliff Notes, kids). They wind up killing him by knocking him face-first into the frier, and Mrs. McBeth winds up getting a significant burn on her hand. And so the intrigue begins. Malcolm, the lead idiot son of Duncan, practically gives the stand to the McBeths, and they are a rousing success, living high off the hog (or the cow, in this case) until Christopher Walken appears as Detective McDuff, a vegetarian cop investigating the death of Duncan. Walken does an hysterically funny parody of himself, as if he's the only character in the movie who's in Twin Peaks. The prophetic witches get a makeover that is both weird, funny and strangely appropriate. I won't tell you any more, but trust me, for once I'm being serious when I say that you should tune in Sundance for this movie, or ask your video rental store to get it. The direction, acting, locations and deadly earnest commitment to the lunacy make it an entertaining movie for anyone to watch. Those who know the play will be rolling on the floor. And as much as I like Tom Stoppard and love Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, this movie is far more accessible. I hope we see more work like this from Billy Morrissette, the director.

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