R | | Drama
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.
Originally, this movie was supposed to be Matt Damon's directorial debut. But due to short time to prepare for the movie and also some creative conflicts, Damon dropped out as the director (but remained as an actor) and Gus Van Sant came aboard to direct.
We're not fighting for land, Steve, we're fighting for people.
The film was released in January 2013, but in February of 2012 Pennsylvania signed into law "Act 13" which prohibits counties, towns, municipalities, etc. from passing any laws which hinder fracking.
Through most of the end credits, the camera zooms out to a wide shot of the town where the film takes place.
$173,915 (USA) (28 December 2012)
$7,597,898 (USA) (24 January 2013)
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