Corporate salesman Steve Butler (Damon) arrives in a rural town with his sales partner, Sue Thomason (McDormand). With the town having been hit hard by the economic decline of recent years, the two outsiders see the local citizens as likely to accept their company's offer, for drilling rights to their properties, as much-needed relief. What seems like an easy job for the duo becomes complicated by the objection of a respected schoolteacher (Holbrook) with support from a grassroots campaign led by another man (Krasinski) who counters Steve both personally and professionally. Written by
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4 January 2013 (USA)
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Opening Weekend: $173,915
(28 December 2012)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
Originally, this movie was supposed to be Matt Damon
's directorial debut. But due to short time to prepare for the movie and also some creative conflicts, Damon dropped out as the director (but remained as an actor) and Gus Van Sant
came aboard to direct. See more
In the first meeting in the school gym, the coach says that the basketball team is getting ready for regionals. Yet it is clearly summertime and not February, when this would be happening. Three week later, the basketball team is playing a game and all the plants are green and the trees have leaves. See more
I guess I'm lucky - lucky to be old enough to have a shot at dying with my dignity.
Through most of the end credits, the camera zooms out to a wide shot of the town where the film takes place. See more
Dancing In The Dark
Written by Bruce Springsteen
Performed by John Krasinski
(uncredited) See more