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. Written by
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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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Draws significant parallels to the biblical story of Moses in Exodus. The title within itself if a clearly indication; further, a man (Damon) seeks to introduce new ideas and is a "lawmaker" who introduces fracking to a small community, trying to persuade its members to succumb. See more
Near the beginning of the film, when Frank Yates drives into town in his pickup and waves to a pedestrian on the sidewalk, the rear window of his truck is open. As he rolls through the stop sign just ahead, the rear cab window is fully closed. See more
I don't know what to say anymore. But where we are now, where we're headed! We might be betting more than we think. Everything that we have is on the table now. And that's just not ours to lose.
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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