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Year: 2001
USA: Lot 47 Films
Cast: James LeGros, Maura Tierney, Christopher Walken, Kevin Corrigan, James Rebhorn, Tom Guiry, Amy Smart, Timothy 'Speed' Levitch, Andy Dick, Geoff Dunsworth, Richard Shepard, John Cariani, Nate Crawford, Timothy Durkin, Doug Gochman, Daniel Lillford, Nicola Lipman, Michael Marinoff, Rhonda McLean, Josh Pais, Heather Rankin, Reed Rudy, Carol Sinclair, Keith Summa, Glenn Wadman, David Wike
Director: Billy Morrissette
Country: USA
USA: 97 mins
USA Rated: R for language, some nudity, drug content and brief violence
USA Release Date: 8 February 2002 (Limited Release - Los Angeles and New York)


SCOTLAND, PA is a black comedy retelling of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set against the backdrop of a fast food restaurant in early 70's, rural Pennsylvania. This classic tale of guilt and betrayal centers on the McBeths, Joe "Mac" (James Le Gros) and Pat (Maura Tierney) who are stuck in their dead end jobs at Duncan's Restaurant. Pat is getting restless and hatches a plan as 'Mac' starts to see things - three hippies, (Andy Dick, Amy Smart and Timothy 'Speed' Levitch) to be exact.

Their boss, Norm Duncan (James Rebhorn), is a visionary who has dreams of turning his restaurant into a Fast Food empire. His idea will revolutionize the Fast Food industry and nobody knows about it - not the happy customers in his small town, his employees, or his two dysfunctional teenage sons, Malcolm (Tom Guiry) and Donald (Geoff Dunsworth). When Norm meets with a bizarre death, Lieutenant Ernie McDuff (Christopher Walken) is called in to investigate.

Things seem to work out well for 'Mac' and Pat after Malcolm and Donald sell the restaurant to their father's favorite employees. The McBeths transform Duncan's Restaurant into the wildly successful, state-of-the-art, fast food mecca, McBeth's Restaurant. That is, until 'Mac's' friend and co-worker Anthony 'Banko' Banconi (Kevin Corrigan), starts becoming suspicious as people begin to disappear.

The bodies continue to drop as 'Mac's' visits from the three hippies become more frequent and Pat, with a few obsessions of her own, starts to break down. With McDuff hot on the trail, the McBeth's dream of fame, fortune and french fries crumbles before their eyes.

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