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,
30 December 2012
Gross USA: $7,597,898
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $8,138,788
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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The aerial shot shown during the credits is of Avonmore, PA. 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
A Little Bit of Hurt
Written by David L. Graham
(as David L Graham) and William W. Livesay
(as William W Livesay)
Performed by Billy Livesay
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