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Nebraska -- After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father thinks he’s struck it rich, and wrangles his son into taking a road trip to claim the fortune.
Nebraska -- Watching an exclusive clip from Alexander Payne's film Nebraska, featuring Bruce Dern and Will Forte.
Nebraska -- Highlights from the interview with director Alexander Payne, Will Forte, June Squibb, and Bob Odenkirk, moderated by Mark Olsen of the Los Angeles Times.
Nebraska -- Clip: Why Don't You Take Me

Overview

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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Bob Nelson (written by)
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Release Date:
24 January 2014 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Life's not about winning or losing. It's about how you get there in the end.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 43 wins & 140 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Very difficult and worthwhile See more (274 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bruce Dern ... Woody Grant

Will Forte ... David Grant

June Squibb ... Kate Grant

Bob Odenkirk ... Ross Grant

Stacy Keach ... Ed Pegram
Mary Louise Wilson ... Aunt Martha

Rance Howard ... Uncle Ray

Tim Driscoll ... Bart

Devin Ratray ... Cole

Angela McEwan ... Peg Nagy
Glendora Stitt ... Aunt Betty
Elizabeth Moore ... Aunt Flo

Kevin Kunkel ... Cousin Randy
Dennis McCoig ... Uncle Verne
Ronald Vosta ... Uncle Albert

Missy Doty ... Nöel
John Reynolds ... Bernie Bowen
Jeffrey Yosten ... ER Doctor
Neal Freudenburg ... George Westendorf
Eula Freudenburg ... Jean Westendorf
Ray Stevens ... Dale Slaasted
Lois Nemec ... Kathy Slaasted
Francisco Mendez ... Mechanic
Jose Munoz ... Mechanic (as Jose Muñoz)
Catherine Rae Schutz ... Bartender
Terry Kotrous ... Sheriff
Dennis McCave ... Sheriff
Rachel Lynn Liester ... Waitress

Melinda Simonsen ... Receptionist
Noah Matteo ... Cub Photographer
Scott Goodman ... Mark
Colleen O'Doherty ... Janice
Sherry Ristow ... Karaoke Singer
Roger Stuckwisch ... Karaoke Singer

Franklin Dennis Jones ... Uncle Cecil
Jason Speidel ... Appliance Store Employee
Bob Knollenberg ... Used Car Salesman
Robert Dach ... Bar Patron
Sherry Ferris ... Bar Patron
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joel Janecek ... Extra (uncredited)

Bob Nelson ... Applauding Karaoke Patron (uncredited)

Anthony G. Schmidt ... Biker (uncredited)

Directed by
Alexander Payne 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Bob Nelson (written by)

Produced by
Albert Berger .... producer
Doug Mankoff .... executive producer
George Parra .... executive producer
Neil Tabatznik .... executive producer
Julie M. Thompson .... executive producer
Ron Yerxa .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Orton 
 
Cinematography by
Phedon Papamichael (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Kevin Tent 
 
Casting by
John Jackson 
 
Production Design by
J. Dennis Washington  (as Dennis Washington)
 
Art Direction by
Sandy Veneziano 
 
Set Decoration by
Beauchamp Fontaine  (as Fontaine Beauchamp)
 
Costume Design by
Wendy Chuck 
 
Makeup Department
Robin Fredriksz .... makeup department head
Waldo Sanchez .... hair department head
Melanie Smith .... hair stylist
Jay Wejebe .... makeup artist
Gary Archer .... dental prosthetics (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Mads Hansen .... unit production manager
Rick Reynolds .... post-production supervisor
Betsy Megel .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Valerie Flueger Veras .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott August .... second assistant director
Gregory S. Carr .... second second assistant director
George Parra .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Greg Berger .... construction foreperson
Gail Briant .... on-set scenic (as P. Gail Briant)
Jon J. Bush .... lead person (as Jon Bush)
Nathan Carlson .... graphic artist
Wes Clowers .... construction coordinator
Chad R. Davis .... on-set dresser
Lora Davis .... set dresser (as Lora D. Davis)
Mark Hanks .... set dresser
Billy 'Jilly Bones' Jones .... scenic artist (as Billy Jones)
Elle L. Lynch .... buyer (as Elle Lien)
Joey Lynch .... set dresser
Tom Miller .... assistant property master (as Thomas Miller)
Ahna Packard .... set designer
Hope M. Parrish .... property master
Jessica Ripka .... art department coordinator
Greg Rohde .... set dresser (as Gregory S. Rohde)
Ember Soberman .... on-set painter
Christopher L. Williamson .... set dresser
Carole Zacek .... set dresser (as Carole Marie Zacek)
Jeff Cronin .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bryan Arenas .... sound consultant: Dolby
David Bach .... adr supervisor
David Bach .... dialogue supervisor
Jason Patrick Collins .... cable person (as Jay Collins)
Scott Curtis .... foley mixer
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Jonathan Fuh .... boom operator
Frank Gaeta .... sound designer
Frank Gaeta .... sound re-recording mixer
Frank Gaeta .... sound supervisor
José Antonio García .... sound mixer (as Jose Antontio Garcia)
Joe Iemola .... sound editor
Dawn Lunsford .... foley artist
Jared Marshack .... sound mix technician
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist
Timothy D. McKeown .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Brian Bautista .... visual effects artist
Lawson Deming .... visual effects supervisor: Barnstorm VFX
Paula Deming .... compositor: Barnstorm VFX (as Paula Schmitt)
Scott Dougherty .... executive producer: Furious FX
Cory Jamieson .... visual effects producer: Barnstorm VFX
David Lingenfelser .... executive visual effects supervisor: Furious FX
Sean O'Connor .... compositor: Furious FX
Bill Parker .... compositor: Barnstorm VFX
John Ross .... compositor: Barnstorm VFX
Jennifer Van Horn .... coordinator: Barnstorm VFX
Erika Abrams .... Visual Effects Producer: Furious FX (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Danny Epper .... stunts (as Dan Epper)
Chuck Hosack .... stunts
Carrick O'Quinn .... stunts
Jim Palmer .... stunts (as James Palmer)
Craig Rondell .... stunts
Erik Rondell .... stunt coordinator
Anthony G. Schmidt .... stunts (as Anthony Schmidt)
Tim Sitarz .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dennis Buffum .... grip
Nathan Buffum .... grip (as Nate Buffum)
Kevin Cowan .... electrician
Lonny Danler .... digital imaging technician
Charles Ehrlinger .... first company rigging grip
Geoff Ernst .... electrician (as Geoffrey Ernst)
Rod Farley .... second company grip (as Roderick G. Farley)
Ray Garcia .... first company grip
Hilton Garrett .... grip (as Hilton C. Garrett III)
Erik F. Hill .... grip
Jake Hossfeld .... electrician
David Luckenbach .... steadicam operator
Martin Moody .... second assistant photographer
David Pearlberg .... dolly grip
Radan Popovic .... second unit cinematographer
Jeff Porter .... first assistant photographer
Tari Segal .... camera operator: "b" camera
Anthony 'Spike' Simms .... chief rigging electrician (as A. Spike Simms)
Scott Sprague .... assistant chief lighting technician
Rafael E. Sánchez .... chief lighting technician (as Rachel E. Sanchez)
Chris Weigand .... electrician
Merie Weismiller Wallace .... still photographer
Steve Wolpa .... second assistant photographer
Harry Zimmerman .... first assistant photographer: "b" camera
Nate Selee .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lindsay Trapnell .... casting assistant
Topher Harless .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Andy Kleiman .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Yesi Ramirez .... casting associate (uncredited)
Judith Sunga .... casting associate (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andy Anderson .... costumer
Jeannine Bourdaghs .... costume supervisor
Ruth Ciemnoczolowski .... seamstress
Megan Klimkos .... costumer
Margaret Robbs .... key set costumer
Serena Duffin .... costumer (uncredited)
Tina Zepeda .... additional costume production assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Brian Bautista .... apprentice editor
Marisa Clayton .... digital intermediate producer
Mindy Elliott .... assistant editor
Nicholas Hasson .... additional digital film colorist (as Nicolas Hasson)
Jeremy-Voissem .... colorist: dailies (as Jeremy Voissom)
Skip Kimball .... senior digital film colorist
Josh Land .... post-production assistant
Ladd Lanford .... project manager
Mato .... film timer (as Mato Der Avanessian)
Jim Passon .... film timer
Mark Sahagun .... digital intermediate editor
Denise Woodgerd .... dailies supervisor
Sheryl Benko .... post production (uncredited)
Laura G. Chirinos .... digital intermediate assistant producer (uncredited)
J.D. Funari .... marketing editor (uncredited)
Caitlin Thornton .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Chris Van Duyn .... post production: dailies operations-technicolor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ara Anderson .... musician: trumpet
Robert Burger .... musician: accordion (as Rob Burger)
Jesse Emerson .... assistant to music score mixer
Richard Ford .... executive music producer
Ben Goldberg .... musician: clarinets
Tom Hardisty .... music score recordist
Carla Kihlstedt .... musician: violin, stroh violin
Mike Moore .... music score recordist
Mark Orton .... music score mixer
Mark Orton .... musician: plucked strings, antiques
Megan Orton .... musician: violin
Bryan Pezzone .... musician: piano
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Denise Carver .... music clearances (uncredited)
Richard Ford .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Gary Edelman .... transportation coordinator
Phil Helman .... transportation captain
Don Poole .... transportation captain
Tom Rebber .... picture car coordinator (as Thomas W. Rebber)
Billy Scoles .... transportation captain
Ken Farnell .... transportation (uncredited)
Gracie Klein .... driver (uncredited)
Chris Musick .... driver: honeywagon (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Steve Abariotes .... production consultant (as Stephen Abariotes)
Mario Aguirre .... craft service
Deidre Backs .... factotum
Jody Beaudin .... second assistant accountant
Emily Bensinger .... production assistant
Kimberly K. Bilstein .... accounting clerk
Debra Burgess .... payroll accountant (as Debra M. Burgess)
Alejandro Cordero Jr. .... craft service (as Alejandro Cordero)
Anthony Davis .... preview projection supervisor
Louise DeCordoba .... production accountant
Alexis Dvorak .... production assistant
Todd Feaser .... assistant location manager
Wes Ford .... production secretary
Boon Fox .... assistant: Messrs. Albert Berger & Ron Yerxa
Anne Gauer .... assistant location manager (as Anne Ryan Gauer)
Shannon Gauer .... production assistant
Wendy Guerrero .... assistant: Mr. Bruce Dern
Elias Heartnet .... production assistant
Jacob Heger .... production assistant
Jimmy Helm .... production assistant
Rudy Jansen .... production assistant
Jude Jensen .... clip researcher and clearances (as Jude Jansen)
Philip Joncas .... assistant production coordinator
Mason Kenton .... production assistant
Chelsea Krant .... assistant: Mr. George Parra
Eric Ladd .... titles
John Latenser V .... location manager
Kendra Liedle .... assistant location manager
Jason Mahoney .... medic
Greta Methot .... production assistant
Anton Muetz .... craft service
Anna Musso .... assistant: Mr. Alexander Payne
Kevin O'Leary .... medic
Rebecca Robertson .... script supervisor (as Rebecca Robertson-Szwaja)
Nikola Rudela .... craft service
Benito Sanchez .... production assistant
William H. Stewart Sr. .... Manager of Production Safety
Sonia V. Torres .... production assistant
Jamie Vesay .... assistant location manager
Tessa Wedberg .... production secretary (as Tessa V. Wedberg)
Eric Scott Williamson .... production assistant (as Eric Williamson)
Jeff Winn .... craft service
Sandra L. Yeary .... first assistant accountant
Jason Zorigian .... production coordinator
Adam Bradley .... coordinator: paramount pictures (uncredited)
Nick Corbett .... digital cinema mastering manager (uncredited)
Michelle Dunton .... script research (uncredited)
Heidi Schwend .... stand-in (uncredited)
Adam M. Stone .... product placement coordinator (uncredited)
Cat Stone .... product placement coordinator (uncredited)
Matt Thompson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Daniel Villagomez .... credits administrator (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Laurie Richards .... the producers thank: Nebraska Film Commission
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for some language
Runtime:
115 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Datasat (LCR Sound) | Dolby Digital (LCR Sound)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Some outside bar scenes filmed in Tilden, NE, now Subs & Suds.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When all the Grant males are sitting in the Hawthorne living room presumably watching a Chicago Bears game on TV, the audio is the Bears' radio broadcasting team (Jeff Joniak and Tom Thayer), which never appears on telecasts. Even if they have turned the TV audio down and are listening to a radio broadcast, it would be very unlikely to be heard with such clarity in Nebraska (and it doesn't look as if they have on-line streaming).See more »
Quotes:
Kate Grant:I ain't fiddlin' with no cow titties. I'm a city girl!See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
DoctorSee more »

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119 out of 135 people found the following review useful.
Very difficult and worthwhile, 24 December 2013
Author: Frances Farmer from United States

"Nebraska" offers viewers an unstinting view of some very unpleasant things: extreme decrepitude, boundless stupidity, greed and ignorance. There is also very deep, and very painful, love on display in this portrait of an embittered working class eking out a meaningless existence in a dysfunctional and remote place. "Nebraska" oscillates between cynicism and schmaltz, pulling off a wondrous kind of emotional alchemy that few films aspire to, let alone attain.

All of the acting is first rate, though the characterizations are rather broadly drawn. Will Forte plays a dutiful, sensitive, repressed son with seemingly unlimited patience for the eccentricities of those around him. He's the perfect foil for Bruce Dern's semi-catatonic, alcoholic ramblings (both verbal and spatial). June Squibb serves up hilarious venom to spice up the mix.

There were scenes in the movie that so perfectly captured the narrow, soulless, deadening ethos so prevalent in small-town America that I could hardly stand to watch them. It was almost as if the tire stores, bars, gas stations and motels of every desolate corner of America were rolled up into one set of visuals here, captured in stunning black and white cinematography.

I highly recommend "Nebraska."

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