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 cast June Squibb due to her small role in About Schmidt (2002), another film he wrote and directed. He thought she was such an underrated actress that he wanted to cast her in a bigger role in one of his future films.
Hey, watch the face, okay? I'm on TV.
When the Grant males are in the Hawthorne living room, presumably watching a Chicago Bears game on TV, the audio is the Bears' radio broadcasting team, Jeff Joniak and Tom Thayer, who never appear on telecasts. If they are listening to a radio broadcast with the TV audio down, it would be very unlikely to be so clear in Nebraska, and it doesn't look as if they are streaming the audio online.
All "coordinator" positions are listed as "coördinator" (with the dieresis over the second "o").
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.
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