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.
What's your price?
Did You Know?
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
Let me guess: 40, married, marketing, two kids.
38, stripper/waitress,but born to be a singer.
Fuck you, I'm a teacher!
No, I was talking about me. You wanna see a dance? It's 100 bucks.
Through most of the end credits, the camera zooms out to a wide shot of the town where the film takes place. See more
Black Sunday (Instrumental)
Written and Performed by Tim Young
Courtesy of Maryannis Music Inc. See more
4 January 2013 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $173,915,
30 December 2012
Gross USA: $7,597,898
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $11,039,031
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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