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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

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A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.

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Martin McDonagh

Writer:

Martin McDonagh
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frances McDormand ... Mildred
Caleb Landry Jones ... Red Welby
Kerry Condon ... Pamela
Sam Rockwell ... Dixon
Alejandro Barrios ... Latino
Jason Ledford Jason Ledford ... Latino #2
Darrell Britt-Gibson ... Jerome
Woody Harrelson ... Willoughby
Abbie Cornish ... Anne
Riya May Atwood Riya May Atwood ... Polly
Selah Atwood Selah Atwood ... Jane
Lucas Hedges ... Robbie
Zeljko Ivanek ... Desk Sergeant
Amanda Warren ... Denise
Malaya Rivera Drew ... Gabriella
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Storyline

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award nominee Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell), an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language throughout, and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

3 Billboards See more »

Filming Locations:

Asheville, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$322,168, 12 November 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$54,513,740, 3 May 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$157,880,842, 29 April 2018
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.40:1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The bright red background on the three billboards is a recurrent color throughout the movie. In clothing such as Jerome and Mildred's tops, lighting in the street, and in the bar, and also in props such as Mildred's swings, Dixon's telephone, Dixon's headphones, and the restaurant tablecloth and picture frames to point out a few. In advertising, which is the primary function of the billboards, color repetition is used to keep a brand or product at the forefront of a consumers mind. In a similar way, Mildred is trying to keep her daughter's case at the forefront of the local police investigations. As a result, both the characters and the audience are continuously reminded of Mildred's message. See more »

Goofs

Mildred had a tooth that needed to be pulled or perhaps some serious dental work done to it. Shortly thereafter (maybe the next day) she had no problems with it. Those sort of things don't get better without treatment. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mildred Hayes: [walking into his office] You Red Welby?
Red Welby: Yes, ma'am. How may I help you?
Mildred Hayes: I heard there's three billboards out on Drinkwater Road. You're in charge of renting them out, that right?
Red Welby: I didn't know we had any billboards out on Drinkwater. Where is Drinkwater Road?
Mildred Hayes: It's a road out past the Sizemore turn-off. Nobody uses it since the freeway got put in.
Red Welby: You are right. Got three billboards out there. Nobody's put nothing up out there since 1986. That was 'Huggies'.
Mildred Hayes: How much to rent out all...
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Chiquitita
Written by Benny Andersson/Björn Ulvaeus
Performed by ABBA
© UNICEF Sweden AB
Courtesy of Polar Music International AB
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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Wow...I mean...just wow
15 September 2017 | by biswas-arnabSee all my reviews

What a movie and what great acting. Frances McDormand has done amazing job and deserves awards for playing Mildred Hayes. Although a very serious subject, this movie is a comedy.

The punch lines are to the point and absolutely hilarious. I went to the Toronto International Film Festival to watch this movie and boy, do I consider myself lucky to have decided to watch it.

The story, screenplay, direction are amazing. After The Grand Budapest Hotel, this movie comes as a breath of fresh air.


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