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A small-town teacher stands up to a pair of drilling representatives who are determined to exploit the local resources, and receives some unexpected support as the community rallies to drive away the persistent interlopers in this drama from director Gus Van Sant. Steve Butler (Matt Damon) is a corporate salesman with a reputation for getting results. When the company he works for draws up plans to drill for natural gas in an economically depressed farming community, Steve and his partner (Frances McDormand) attempt to convince the locals that they have an opportunity to profit from the project. At first the locals are welcoming, but when venerable teacher Frank Yates (Hal Holbrook) voices objection, concerned locals Dustin (John Krasinski) and Alice (Rosemarie DeWitt) help to launch an effective grassroots campaign against the drilling. In addition to co-producing and co-starring in Rosemarie DeWitt, Damon and Krasinski also collaborated on the screenplay for the film, adapted from a story by Dave Eggers (Dave Eggers, Dave Eggers). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:December 28, 2012


Matt Damon
as Steve Butler
John Krasinski
as Dustin Noble
Frances McDormand
as Sue Thomason
Rosemarie DeWitt
as Alice
Hal Holbrook
as Frank Yates
Scoot McNairy
as Jeff Dennon
Titus Welliver
as Rob
Terry Kinney
as David Churchill
Joe Coyle
as Michael Downey
Tim Guinee
as Drew Scott
Ken Strunk
as Gerry Richards
Johnny Cicco
as Donny
Bruce Craven
as Guitar #2
Lucas Black
as Paul Geary


Gus Van Sant
Matt Damon
Chris Moore
John Krasinski
John Krasinski
Dave Eggers
Screen Story
Matt Damon
Linus Sandgren
Danny Elfman
Composer (Music Score)
Brian Reitzell
Musical Direction/Supervision
Billy Rich
Daniel Clancy
Production Designer
Gregory A. Weimerskirch
Art Director
Ron Schmidt
Executive Producer
Gus Van Sant
Executive Producer
Jeff Skoll
Executive Producer
Jonathan King
Executive Producer
David J. Webb
First Assistant Director
Francine Maisler
Kay Georgiou
Department Head Hair
Kelley Mitchell
Department Head Makeup
Colette Dahanne
Re-Recording Mixer
Leslie Shatz
Re-Recording Mixer

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