Following the theft of a postal-order, a fourteen-year old cadet is expelled from Naval College. To save the honour of the boy and his family, the pre-eminent barrister of the day is engaged to take on the might the Admiralty.
A fateful event leads to a job in the film business for top mixed-martial arts instructor Mike Terry. Though he refuses to participate in prize bouts, circumstances conspire to force him to consider entering such a competition.
Having left New Hampshire over excessive demands by the locals, the cast and crew of "The Old Mill" moves their movie shoot to a small town in Vermont. However, they soon discover that The Old Mill burned down in 1960, the star can't keep his pants zipped, the starlet won't take her top off, and the locals aren't quite as easily conned as they appear.Written by
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Actor Charles Durning, who plays Waterford mayor George Bailey, observed: "The town comes to a screeching halt because of this movie. It disrupts the lives of everyone in the place, from the lowest to the highest." With the arrival of a film production cast and crew to make the movie 'The Old Mill', show business becomes the Vermont town Waterford's business. The diner starts pumping out exotic sandwiches, the locals start reading 'Variety', and everyone is preparing to audition for parts as extras and background artists. The town's one hotel scrambles to make expensive structural renovations to accommodate the incoming celebrities while the mayor's residence undergoes an emergency make-over to render it suitably impressive and historically authentic. See more »
When Joseph and Annie are sitting in front of the statue towards the beginning, Joseph's coffee switches hands between shots. See more »
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The filmmakers who invade Vermont are patronizing, condescending and pig-headed...to the locals and to each other. Writer-director David Mamet gets in some good acerbic digs at show business and isn't afraid to make anyone and everyone look the fool. After all, it's only "just a movie" to us--to them, it's brain surgery at a cost. The cast seems to be having a great time, Alec Baldwin in particular. Philip Seymour Hoffman has never been so benign--and thats a good thing (what a nice change to see him relaxed, romantic and clean-cut). The picture isn't a barn-burner, it never crackles or builds comedic momentum like, say, "Tootsie", but it's a flip, funny, unfettered throwaway. **1/2 from ****
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