Corporate salesman Steve Butler (Matt 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.
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4 January 2013 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $173,915,
28 December 2012, Limited Release
Gross USA: $7,597,898, 24 January 2013
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
The aerial shot shown during the credits is of Avonmore, PA. See more
The brochure and poster talk about how fracking by the company, "Global..." will 'effect' (noun) the community; the correct spelling/usage is 'affect' (verb). See more
I no longer sing in public.
What? I mean, what's the point of having good hair if you don't sing in public.
Through most of the end credits, the camera zooms out to a wide shot of the town where the film takes place. See more
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Written by Rodney Crowell
Performed by Emmylou Harris
with Dolly Parton
& Linda Ronstadt
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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