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Scotland, PA

Synopsis
Feature film. Black comedy version of Macbeth set in a 1970s Pennsylvania fast food burger stand. White trash Pat and Mac murder the owner, Norm, and establish a modern McDonald’s. The blood on Lady Macbeth’s hand becomes a grease spot, Duncan is dispatched in a fat fryer, Birnham Wood becomes a local wildlife preserve, the three witches are hippies,and Lady Macbeth, when Mac’s courage to murder Duncan is failing states ‘we’re not bad people Mac. We’re just underachievers who have to make up for lost time’.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2002
Duration
102 mins

Credits

Director
Billy Morrissette
Producer
Peter Stern; Richard Shepard
Cinematographer
Wally Pfister
Music
Anton Sanko
Art Direction
Shelley Nieder
Cast
James LeGrosJoe ‘Mac’ McBeth (Macbeth)
Maura TierneyPat McBeth (Lady Macbeth)
Christopher WalkenLieutenant McDuff (Macduff)
Tom GuiryMalcolm Duncan (Malcolm)
Kevin CorriganAnthony ‘Banko’ Banconi (Banquo)
James RebhornNorm Duncan (King Duncan)

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Macbeth
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Available from amazon.com (Region 1).
Reviews
Roger Ebert, reviewing the film in Chicago Sun-Times (February 15 2002) observed ‘if you know Macbeth, it’s funny. Anyone who doesn’t is going to think these people are acting mighty peculiar’.

Production Company

Name

Abandon Pictures

Name

Paddy Wagon Productions

Name

Veto Chip Productions

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.com

Web
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