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
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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
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
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
Five O'Clock World
Written by Allen Reynolds
Performed by The Vogues
Courtesy of CO & CE Records
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