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State and Main (2000)

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A movie crew invades a small town whose residents are all too ready to give up their values for showbiz glitz.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Doc Wilson
Michael Bradshaw ... Priest
Morris Lamore ... Bunky
Allen Soule ... Spud
... Doug Mackenzie
... Ann
... Jack
... Carla
... Hotel Clerk
... Mayor George Bailey
... Water Delivery Man
Tony Mamet ... Electrician
... Bellhop
Michael James O'Boyle ... Chuckie
Charlotte Potok ... Maude
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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 Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Big movie. Small town. Huge trouble. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and brief sexual images | See all certifications »
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12 January 2001 (USA)  »

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Atentie, se filmeaza!  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$580,163, 25 December 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,920,692, 11 March 2001
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A quote from this film inspired the name of the production company Gift for Fiction entertainment, which produced the films "Less Like Me" and "Smile." See more »

Goofs

Ann Black says: "First organized fire department was on the border of Dalmatia and Sardinia in the year 642." This is completely false. Organized fire departments date back at least to ancient Egypt. The Roman Empire had a fire department in AD 6 from an idea of Marcus Egnatius Rufus. Additionally, Sardinia cannot have a border with anything, because it's an island. See more »

Quotes

Marty Rossen: And how are you getting along with these fine people?
Walt Price: Like dykes and dogs!
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Crazy Credits

Only 2 animals were harmed during the filming of this motion picture. See more »

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Referenced in Dialing Up 'Cellular' (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

The Song of the Old Mill
Words by David Mamet
Music by Theodore Shapiro
Sung by Patti LuPone
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I guess that Hollywood and small-town America just don't mix!
22 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

When Hollywood (with all its ruthlessness, immorality, and other R-rated-or-are-they characteristics) comes to an idealistic small town (with its farms, mom-and-pop stores, and other G-rated-or-are-they characteristics), what could possibly go wrong? The answer is, of course, everything. Director Walt Price (William H. Macy) is uptight, while star Bob Barrenger (Alec Baldwin) can't keep his zipper shut in the presence of local teenager Carla (Julia Stiles). Meanwhile, everyone in town wants a piece of the movie's action, and they won't easily be discouraged from getting it.

"State and Main" just might be David Mamet's funniest movie ever. Poking fun at both Tinseltown and the "ideal small town", he creates a story that's as biting as it is zany.

I have a question, though. Charles Durning plays Mayor George Bailey. Was that name a reference to Jimmy Stewart's character in "It's a Wonderful Life"?


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