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Nebraska (2013)

R  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  24 January 2014 (USA)
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An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Louise Wilson ...
Glendora Stitt ...
Aunt Betty
Elizabeth Moore ...
Aunt Flo
Cousin Randy
Dennis McCoig ...
Uncle Verne
Ronald Vosta ...
Uncle Albert


"NEBRASKA" is a father and son road trip, from Billings, Montana to Lincoln, Nebraska that gets waylaid at a small town in central Nebraska, where the father grew up and has scores to settle. Told with deadpan humor and a unique visual style, it's ultimately the story of a son trying to get through to a father he doesn't understand. Written by Anonymous

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Life's not about winning or losing. It's about how you get there in the end.

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 January 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Небраска  »

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Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$140,401 (USA) (15 November 2013)


$17,613,460 (USA) (14 March 2014)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bryan Cranston auditioned for the role of David, but director Alexander Payne didn't feel that he was right for the part. Matthew Modine, Paul Rudd and Casey Affleck were also considered. See more »


When David is looking at his brother's news broadcast, the "elapsed time" display on the DVD player is moving, indicating that we are watching a DVD copy of the broadcast, not the "actual broadcast". See more »


Woody Grant: This was my parents' room. I got whipped if they found me in here. I guess nobody's gonna whip me now.
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with the 1960s Paramount widescreen logo. See more »


Featured in Film 2015: Episode dated 3 December 2013 (2013) See more »


Green Green Grass of Home
Written by Curly Putman (as Claude Putnam, Jr.)
Performed by Roger Stuckwisch
Courtesy of Robert Berry
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A great film
23 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My favorite comedy is sideways (among others) and I love Mr Paynes films (like Election. As an advanced senior I was totally with Bruce Dern, the crankiness, the lack of balance, the drinking the boredom. the many naps. WIll Forte is absolutely superb as a kind loving son, in every way. His patience his help on the many scrapes his dad gets into and his true love. He is a cinch for an Oscar nomination. So are Dern and the actor who plays his wife. Although the film is outright funny, the sensitivity which Payne shows in handling the actors and the bleakness of Nebraska. The people of the small towns are portrayed is as close to real people as you can get. The black and white added to the story, especially the portrayal of the cities and small farms. I think this film will be loved by seniors. Younger people, after they have see Hunger Games could learn a lot from the lives of their grand-parents. A magnificent film, go see it!!

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