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. Written by
What's your price?
4 January 2013 (USA)
See more »
Also Known As:
See more »
Opening Weekend USA: $173,915,
28 December 2012, Limited Release
Gross USA: $7,597,898, 24 January 2013
See more on IMDbPro »
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
See full technical specs
Did You Know?
The little girl who sells lemonade to Steve Butler (actress Lennon Wynn
) is featured in the series of Verizon's "Susie's Lemonade" commercials. See more
Lafayette, Louisiana does not have a lighthouse, nor is it near enough to the gulf to have issues with salt water. 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
I Saw the Light
Written by Hank Williams
Performed by Frances McDormand
(uncredited) See more