Scotland, PA.

Scotland, PA.

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Director: Billy Morrissette

Cast: Billy Morrissette, James LeGros, Maura Tierney, Christopher Walken

     
 

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What happens if you take one of William Shakespeare's darkest tragedies and move it to a burger joint in the early 1970s? The answer can be found in the satiric comedy Scotland, PA, the first feature from writer and director Billy Morrissette. Mac McBeth (James LeGros) is a hard-working but unambitious doofus who toils at a hamburger stand alongside his wifeSee more details below

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What happens if you take one of William Shakespeare's darkest tragedies and move it to a burger joint in the early 1970s? The answer can be found in the satiric comedy Scotland, PA, the first feature from writer and director Billy Morrissette. Mac McBeth (James LeGros) is a hard-working but unambitious doofus who toils at a hamburger stand alongside his wife Pat (Maura Tierney), who has a significant edge in the brains department. Pat is convinced she could do a lot better with the place than their boss Norm Duncan (James Rebhorn) is doing, so she works up a plan to usurp Norm, convincing Mac to rob the restaurant's safe and then murder Norm, using the robbery as a way of throwing the police off their trail. Though two stoners (Andy Dick and Timothy Speed Levitch) and a would-be fortune teller (Amy Smart) warn Mac that bad luck awaits him, he gathers his courage and goes through with his wife's scheme. At first, things seem to have gone just as Pat hoped, and after Norm's sons (Geoff Dunsworth and Tom Guiry) sell the restaurant to the McBeths (they pay for it with the money they stole from Norm), business takes off. But vegetarian police detective McDuff (Christopher Walken) is convinced there's foul play at the new center of the fast food universe, and when the McBeths fear that fry cook Banco (Kevin Corrigan) knows more than he's letting on, Pat decides another murder is on the menu. Scotland, PA premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival; incidentally, Shakespeare does receive screen credit for his contribution to the story.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/22/2002
UPC:
0758445900224
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
R
Source:
Showtime Ent.
Presentation:
[Letterbox]
Sound:
[Dolby Surround]
Time:
1:44:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James LeGros Joe "Mac" McBeth
Maura Tierney Pat McBeth
Christopher Walken Lt. Ernie McDuff
Kevin Corrigan Anthony "Banko" Banconi
James Rebhorn Norm Duncan
Tom Guiry Malcolm Duncan
Amy Smart Stacy/Hippie
Timothy (Speed) Levitch Hector/Hippie
Andy Dick Jesse/Hippie

Technical Credits
Billy Morrissette Director,Screenwriter
Doug Johnston Sound/Sound Designer
Karen J. Lauder Executive Producer
Adam Lichtenstein Editor
Shelley Nieder Art Director
Wally Pfister Cinematographer
David C. Robinson Costumes/Costume Designer
Anton Sanko Score Composer
Richard Shepard Producer
Jonathan Stern Producer
Jennifer Stewart Production Designer
Marcus Ticotin Executive Producer

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