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State and Main (2001)

State and Main (2001)

aka State and Main

"When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked Questions Later."

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Details: 102 mins · English, Italiano · R (USA)

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Cast:

Small Judge's Assistant
Small Joseph Turner White
Small Walt Price
Small Claire Wellesley
Small Carla
Small Marty Rossen
Small Ann
Small Mayor George Bailey
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No_movie_poster Uberto Pazzi-Sforzo
No_movie_poster Bill Smith
No_movie_poster Doc Wilson
Small Sherry Bailey
No_movie_poster Doug Mackenzie
Small Jack
Small Bob Barrenger

Crew:

Small David Mamet Director
No_movie_poster Sarah Green Production
Small David Mamet Writer
No_movie_poster Barbara Tulliver Editing

Taglines:

"When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked Questions Later."

Plot:

Havoc is wrought on the inhabitants of a small New England town by a troubled film production. After the leading man's penchant for underage girls gets them banished from their New Hampshire location, a film crew relocates to the small town of Waterford, Vermont, to finish shooting "The Old Mill."

As its title suggests, the film depends on the presence of a genuine mill, something the town is reported to possess. Unfortunately, with only days before principal photography begins, it becomes apparent that the mill in fact burned down decades ago.

Unfazed, the film's director, Walt Price (William H. Macy), places his faith in the ability of first-time screenwriter Joseph Turner White (Philip Seymour Hoffman) to alter the script; what he doesn't count on is White's apparently bottomless reserve of angst-fueled writer's block. A local bookseller, Annie Black (Rebecca Pidgeon), tries to provide White with inspiration.

The film's leading lady (Sarah Jessica Parker) refuses to do her contracted nude scene unless she's paid an additional $800,000, while a foreign cinematographer offends the locals by messing with a historic firehouse. Meanwhile, the leading man, Bob Barrenger (Alec Baldwin), dallies with Carla (Julia Stiles), a crafty local teen.

Everything comes to a head after Barrenger and Carla are injured in a car accident, which leads White (the only witness) to another emotional quandary and into the arms of Annie. Meanwhile, a powerful movie producer (David Paymer) comes to town to help Price with the ensuing mess.

Release Dates:

Theatrical : 2000-10-12 : United States of America

DVD : 2001-06-19