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Nebraska (2013)

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An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

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Alexander Payne

Writer:

Bob Nelson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Dern ... Woody Grant
Will Forte ... David Grant
June Squibb ... Kate Grant
Bob Odenkirk ... Ross Grant
Stacy Keach ... Ed Pegram
Mary Louise Wilson ... Aunt Martha
Rance Howard ... Uncle Ray
Tim Driscoll ... Bart
Devin Ratray ... Cole
Angela McEwan ... Peg Nagy
Glendora Stitt Glendora Stitt ... Aunt Betty
Elizabeth Moore Elizabeth Moore ... Aunt Flo
Kevin Kunkel ... Cousin Randy
Dennis McCoig Dennis McCoig ... Uncle Verne
Ronald Vosta ... Uncle Albert
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Storyline

"NEBRASKA" is a father and son road trip, from Billings, Montana to Lincoln, Nebraska that gets waylaid at a small town in central Nebraska, where the father grew up and has scores to settle. Told with deadpan humor and a unique visual style, it's ultimately the story of a son trying to get through to a father he doesn't understand. Written by Anonymous

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Life's not about winning or losing. It's about how you get there in the end.


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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nebraska See more »

Filming Locations:

Plainview, Nebraska, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$140,401, 17 November 2013

Gross USA:

$17,654,912

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,682,872
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Sound Mix:

Datasat (LCR Sound)| Dolby Digital (LCR Sound)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nebraska is the second Alexander Payne film Missy Doty has appeared in. The first was Sideways (2004). See more »

Goofs

After the family returns the Westerhoff's compressor, the boys get in the car. Woody is in the rear passenger seat. When the car drives away, the rear view shows his head in the driver's side rear window. See more »

Quotes

Bart: We could get you to Lincoln in an hour.
David Grant: Lincoln is over 200 miles.
Bart: Okay, hour-and-a-half.
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with the 1960s Paramount widescreen logo. See more »

Alternate Versions

Alexander Payne claimed a color version was created in an effort to appease Paramount Vantage studio executives over releasing a black and white film. Although he had no plans or intentions of ever releasing it to the public, it was shown on premium movie channel Epix as a "World Color Premiere" at 10:00 pm EST on August 10, 2014, immediately following the 8:00 pm premiere of the black and white version. See more »

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We Can Last Forever
Written by John William Dexter (as John Dexter) & Jason Scheff
Performed by Chicago
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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Father and Son Journey
7 April 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Billings, Montana, the old mechanic Woody Grant (Bruce Dern) has dementia and believes that he has won a million-dollar prize, but it is actually the marketing advertisement of a magazine. Woody does not drive anymore and he tries to walk to Lincoln, Nebraska, to collect the prize. His wife Kate (June Squibb) and his older son Ross (Bob Odenkirk) want to send him to a nursing home, but his estranged younger son David (Will Forte) decides to satisfy his fantasy and travels with him to Lincoln to claim his prize. During their journey, they stop in Hawthorne to visit their dysfunctional family and friends and David learns the past and dreams of his father. In the end, David makes his father's dreams come true.

"Nebraska" is a sensitive story of a father and son journey where the son understands his old father in an environment of greedy and ignorance of family and friends. The story is simple, the characters are believable and Bruce Dern deserves his nomination to the Oscar. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Nebraska"


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