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Nebraska (2013)

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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.

Director:

Alexander Payne

Writer:

Bob Nelson
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Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 28 wins & 158 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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

"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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Небраска See more »

Filming Locations:

Plainview, Nebraska, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$140,401, 15 November 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,654,912

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,773,560
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Datasat (LCR Sound)| Dolby Digital (LCR Sound)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Alexander Payne advertised an audition in a Nebraska newspaper for the role of a stand-in. Nebraskan Bridget O'Brien got the part. See more »

Goofs

The TV remote on Woody's coffee table is unique to Time Warner Cable. Billings, Montana is served by Charter. See more »

Quotes

David Grant: How did she die?
Kate Grant: Saw herself in the mirror one day.
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Crazy Credits

All "coordinator" positions are listed as "coördinator" (with the dieresis over the second "o"). See more »

Alternate Versions

Alexander Payne claimed a color version was created in an effort to appease Paramount Vantage studio executives over releasing a black and white film. Although he had no plans or intentions of ever releasing it to the public, it was shown on premium movie channel Epix as a "World Color Premiere" at 10:00 pm on August 10, 2014, immediately following the 8:00 pm premiere of the black and white version. See more »

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We Can Last Forever
Written by John William Dexter (as John Dexter) & Jason Scheff
Performed by Chicago
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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A great film
23 November 2013 | by buzzbruin-650-409183See 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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