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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Did You Know?
When Steve gets hit in the face on a bar, there's a song playing called "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues", the title of a 1993 movie directed by Gus Van Sant. 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 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
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
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation 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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