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?
The shop that is shown a few times throughout the movie and at the end is "Kastakos Fresh Market." It is located in Spring Church, PA near Apollo Ridge High School. See more
Yates is said to have an M.A. from MIT, but MIT does not grant Master of Arts degrees. See more
We're not fighting for land, Steve, we're fighting for people.
Through most of the end credits, the camera zooms out to a wide shot of the town where the film takes place. See more
Ash and Clay
Written by Kenneth Pattengale
(as Kenneth A Pattengale) and Joey Ryan
(as Joseph Edward Ryan)
Performed by The Milk Carton Kids
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