R | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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.
Alexander Payne filmed this movie and The Descendants (2011) at the same time. Trying not to stereotype himself as a director of "road trip films", he pushed to film The Descendants (2011) first, then this film. The Descendants (2011) also features a small road trip.
We could get you to Lincoln in an hour.
David Grant: Lincoln is over 200 miles.
Bart: Okay, hour-and-a-half.
Right before David picks Woody up, just after the scene with his ex-girlfriend, the traffic light he drives through is shown from his point of view and the top light is lit. The top light is the red light.
The film opens with the 1960s Paramount widescreen logo.
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.
€277,632 (Italy) (19 January 2014)
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