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Nebraska (2013)

 -  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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"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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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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24 January 2014 (USA)  »

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Небраска  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Gene Hackman, Robert Forster, Jack Nicholson and Robert Duvall were considered for the role of Woody. See more »

Goofs

When on I90 driving from Montana to Nebraska they would be going East. After we see the sign for South Dakota and the bikers are overtaking their car (with the large white satellite dishes on the left side), this view is going West. Seconds later with the sign for the turnoff to Mt. Rushmore, they are going East again. See more »

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Woody Grant: I haven't been drinking.
Kate Grant: That's what you said on our first date.
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All "coordinator" positions are listed as "coördinator" (with the umlaut over the second "o"). See more »

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References Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

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Their Pie
(Originally from the motion picture Sweet Land (2005))
Written by Mark Orton
Performed by Mark Orton and Megan Orton
Courtesy of Ali Selim
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Bruce Dern Oscar worthy performance
11 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bruce Dern gives the performance of his life. He is wonderful. He maintains the quality of tuning in and out of reality throughout the film. Typical of someone with dementia, you are never really sure if he's there or not. There is a moment in the film when he drives and you can just see him glow and come alive.

This is not a film for everyone because it moves slow, but true movie buffs will love it.

Filmed in black and white and bleak (if that were a color) it's a son that takes his father on a road trip

It's quietly poignant, with a lot of very funny moments in it. When the mother is in the scene, she steals every one.

The cousins are a riot and the family members are a cast of characters. This is the sort of film that you leave but doesn't leave you.


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