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The movie Scotland, Pa. was based on the book Macbeth (play).

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Movie details for Scotland, Pa.

The movie was released in 2001. Scotland, Pa. was produced by Sundance Channel Home Entertainment. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com.

Actors on this movie include James LeGros, Maura Tierney, John Cariani, Kevin Corrigan, Andy Dick, Geoff Dunsworth, Doug Gochman, Tom Guiry, Timothy 'Speed' Levitch, Nicola Lipman, Michael Marinoff, Rhonda McLean, Josh Pais, James Rebhorn, Reed Rudy, Amy Smart, Glenn Wadman, Christopher Walken and David Wike.

 

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Think of Scotland, PA. as truck-stop Shakespeare, Macbeth given a drive-through makeover as the deadliest of deadpan comedies. Writer-director Billy Morrissette got this wacky idea from an early job at Dairy Queen. He makes the most of that bad memory by ... Read More
Think of Scotland, PA. as truck-stop Shakespeare, Macbeth given a drive-through makeover as the deadliest of deadpan comedies. Writer-director Billy Morrissette got this wacky idea from an early job at Dairy Queen. He makes the most of that bad memory by casting his own wife (ER's Maura Tierney) and indie stalwart James LeGros as Pat and Mac McBeth, a married pair of Pennsylvanian schemers, circa 1973, who plot to escape their thankless jobs at Duncan's burger joint. They dispatch Duncan in a sizzling accident (you want fries with that corpse?) and inherit the diner from Duncan's stoner son (who's also a suspect), hoping to prove to Detective McDuff (Christopher Walken, at his funniest) that their newfound happiness is entirely legal. Like The Big Lebowski, this movie's hilarious if you're in on the joke, and familiarity with Shakespeare is optional when you've got a "rock block" of Bad Company hits to keep the grisly comedy on track. --Jeff Shannon

Book details for Macbeth (play)

Macbeth (play) was written by William Shakespeare. The book was published in 1997 by Penguin Audiobooks. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

William Shakespeare also wrote The Taming of the Shrew: (play) (1868), Midsummer Night's Dream, A (play) (1937), Henry IV (play) (1979) and MacBeth (2003).

 

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