Scotland, Pa.

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Scotland, PA is a 2001 film directed and written by William Morrissette. It is a modernized version of William Shakespeare's Macbeth. The film stars James LeGros, Maura Tierney, and Christopher Walken. Shakespeare's tragedy, originally set in Dunsinane... read more

Scotland, PA is a 2001 film directed and written by William Morrissette. It is a modernized version of William Shakespeare's Macbeth. The film stars James LeGros, Maura Tierney, and Christopher Walken. Shakespeare's tragedy, originally set in Dunsinane Castle in 11th century Scotland, is reworked into a dark comedy set in 1975, centered on "Duncan's Cafe", a fast-food restaurant in the small town of Scotland, Pennsylvania. The choice of Pennsylvania is arbitrary, though it coincides with two real towns, one southwest of Harrisburg on the outskirts of Chambersburg called Scotland and one just south of Erie, called Edinboro after Scotland's Edinburgh. The film was shot in Nova Scotia. The character of Macbeth is presented as "Joe 'Mac' McBeth" (LeGros), Lady Macbeth as "Pat McBeth" (Tierney), Duncan as cafe owner "Norm Duncan" (James Rebhorn), Macduff as "Lieutenant Ernie McDuff" (Walken), and Banquo as fry cook "Anthony 'Banko' Banconi" (Kevin Corrigan). The Three Witches are presented as a trio of bohemians (Amy Smart, Timothy "Speed" Levitch, and Andy Dick). The film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001. The soundtrack is made up of Bad Company songs because, in Morrissette's words, "the band's catalogue was surprisingly inexpensive".

Original Release

03/15/2001

Cast

Christopher Walken Lieutenant McDuff
James Rebhorn Norm Duncan
Andy Dick Jesse (Hippie #3)
Maura Tierney Pat McBeth
James Le Gros Joe 'Mac' McBeth
Kevin Corrigan Anthony 'Banko' Banconi
Tom Guiry Malcolm Duncan
Amy Smart Stacy
Timothy 'Speed' Levitch Hector (Hippie #2) (as Timothy Speed Levitch)
Geoff Dunsworth Donald Duncan
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Billy Morrissette

Writers

Billy Morrissette, William Shakespeare

Cast

Christopher Walken Lieutenant McDuff
James Rebhorn Norm Duncan
Andy Dick Jesse (Hippie #3)
Maura Tierney Pat McBeth
James Le Gros Joe 'Mac' McBeth
Kevin Corrigan Anthony 'Banko' Banconi
Tom Guiry Malcolm Duncan
Amy Smart Stacy
Timothy 'Speed' Levitch Hector (Hippie #2) (as Timothy Speed Levitch)
Geoff Dunsworth Donald Duncan
Josh Pais Douglas McKenna
Reed Rudy Kevin 'Tanman' McKane
John Cariani Ed the Cop
David Wike Jimmy McMann
Nicola Lipman Mrs. Lenox
Rhonda McLean Joan McNulty
Glenn Wadman Andy the Homeless Guy (as Glen Wadman)
Doug Gochman Lead Singer
Michael Marinoff Guy in Band
Nate Crawford Robert / Richard

Producers

Andrew Farkas Executive Producer
Karen Lauder Executive Producer
William Lauder Executive Producer
Marcus Ticotin Executive Producer
Richard Shepard Producer
Maura Tierney Producer
Elizabeth Guildford Producer
Raelle Koota Producer
Deborah Marinoff Producer
Jonathan Stern Producer
Michael Volpe Producer

Editors

Adam Lichtenstein

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