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What if the McBeths were alive in '75? See more »
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 »
2 nominations See more »
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A Black Comic Gem - Disturbing and Hilarious See more (65 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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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 »
Continuity: 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 »
McDuff:Let me get this straight. You got me here to kill me. Norm wasn't enough?
Joe 'Mac' McBeth:Norm was an accident.
McDuff:Accidentally got tied up and fell in the fryilator?
Joe 'Mac' McBeth:You know what... it's kind of hard to explain, you sort of had to be there.
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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A Black Comic Gem - Disturbing and Hilarious, 5 October 2004
Author: gpadillo from Portland, Maine

This is some of the most fun I've had watching a movie. I took it as a blind recommendation and it has become one of my favorite comedies in years.

Using Shakespeare's Macbeth as his source, former actor Billy Morrissette makes (I believe) his feature film debut as an actor with this brilliantly dark (I know, I'm oxymoronic) comedy.

Set in the depressed town of Scotland, Pennsylvania circa 1973, Morrissette turns Shakespeare's original story about a power hungry wife pushing her too contemplative husband into a bloody post-regicide reign into a tale of an over ambitious wife pushing her dullard husband into murder to take over a fast food joint. Morrissette had obvious fun playing with the characters names and using them to even propel the story. There is of course our anti-hero/heroine Joe "Mac" and his wife Pat - the McBeth's, both of whom work for Duncan, the owner of (what else) a donut shop. Through shrewd manipulation Pat pushes. There's also Lt. McDuff (Christopher Walken seemingly having more fun than he has in anything I can recall him in); Banquo - becomes Banco, and Shakespeare's witches/weird sisters become an unholy trio of drugged out hippies (deliciously played by Andy Dick, Amy Smart and Tim Levitch.

Acting honors go all the way around but James LeGros and Maura Tierney get special mention as the unholy couple. LeGros captures the perfect 70's dullard, small time dreams, clueless and nearly almost ruining everything. He's a delight to watch. Ms. Tierney - an actress who singlehandedly kept me from ever watching E.R. nearly shocked the life out of me by actually proving to be an amazing actress. If for no other reason (but thank God there are plenty of 'em) the movie would be worth watching for Tierney's most delicious, crazed performance of the film. Her transparent subtlety is almost menacing and her greedy ambition is mouthwateringly contagious - you want her to get away with everything.

I can't recommend this movie enough! Hilarious and disturbing Scotland, Pa. is a joy!

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