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?
Originally, this movie was supposed to be Matt Damon
's directorial debut. But due to short time to prepare for the movie and also some creative conflicts, Damon dropped out as the director (but remained as an actor) and Gus Van Sant
came aboard to direct. 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
We have nothing left to sell and we can't afford to buy anything. You came here to help us. Offer us money... All we had to do to get it was be willing to scorch the earth under our feet.
Through most of the end credits, the camera zooms out to a wide shot of the town where the film takes place. See more
Referenced in Life Itself
I Saw the Light
Written by Hank Williams
Performed by Frances McDormand
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