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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Cinematographer Linus Sandgren
shot the film with Hawk V-Lite 1.3x squeeze anamorphic lenses on 4-perf Super 35 for a final aspect ratio of 1.85:1. According to him this is the first time this combination has been used on a feature film (he and others had used it before on commercials), and the negative area used was 70% larger than that of regular 1.85:1 and 30% larger than 3-perf Super 35. See more
The film was released in January 2013, but in February of 2012 Pennsylvania signed into law "Act 13" which prohibits counties, towns, municipalities, etc. from passing any laws which hinder fracking. See more
Let me guess: 40, married, marketing, two kids.
38, stripper/waitress,but born to be a singer.
Fuck you, I'm a teacher!
No, I was talking about me. You wanna see a dance? It's 100 bucks.
Through most of the end credits, the camera zooms out to a wide shot of the town where the film takes place. See more
Five O'Clock World
Written by Allen Reynolds
Performed by The Vogues
Courtesy of CO & CE Records
Under license from Nola Leone/ACE Music Services, LLC See more