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Matt Damon and John Krasinski both wrote the original screenplay and star in Promised Land.  We first see Matt Damon and Frances McDormand as city slickers, hired by an oil company to come to a small town and basically buy out leases on the land so that the company can get its oil by “fracking.”  It looks like a good deal to the town that has been hit hard by the economy, but then Hal Holbrook, the local science teacher, raises some serious questions.  John Krasinski’s environmentalist comes in to rally the troops.  In the meantime, Matt falls for one of the cute young ladies in town, but given his background, he truly believes that he’s helping the town with this deal.  And then there’s a twist.  The ending is predictable, but how we get there is a refreshing surprise.

 


 

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Promised Land (2012)

R 106 min - Drama - 28 December 2012
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A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources.

Director:  Gus Van Sant
Writers:  Matt Damon, John Krasinski
Stars:  Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Frances McDormand, Rosemarie DeWitt, Lucas Black, Hal Holbrook, Titus Welliver, Tim Guinee, Scoot McNairy, Terry Kinney, Johnny Cicco, Sara Lindsey, Lennon Wynn, Rosemary Howard, John W. Iwanonkiw

Storyline

A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources.


Tagline: What's your price?

Genres: Drama

Details

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Country:   United Arab Emirates,   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  28 December 2012

Box Office

Budget:  $15,000,000
Revenue:  $8,138,788

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Focus Features, Media Farm, Sunday Night, Pearl Street Films

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 46 min
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