Promised Land Image

Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critics

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Mixed or average reviews- based on 46 Ratings

Summary: Corporate salesman Steve Butler (Damon) arrives in a rural town with his sales partner, Sue Thomason (McDormand). With the town having been hit hard by the economic decline of recent years, the two outsiders see the local citizens as likely to accept their company's offer, for drilling rights to their properties, as much-needed relief. What seems like an easy job for the duo becomes complicated by the objection of a respected schoolteacher (Holbrook) with support from a grassroots campaign led by another man (Krasinski) who counters Steve both personally and professionally.
Runtime: 106 min
Rating: Rated R for language
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Production: Focus Features
Genre: Drama
Countries: USA, United Arab Emirates
Language: English
Home Release Date: Apr 23, 2013
Director Credit
Gus Van Sant Director
Writer Credit
Dave Eggers Story
John Krasinski Screenplay
Matt Damon Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Frances McDormand Sue Thomason
Hal Holbrook Frank Yates
John Krasinski Dustin Noble
Matt Damon Steve Butler
Cast Credit
Benjamin Sheeler Attendant
Carla Bianco Waitress
Dorothy Silver Arlene
Frances McDormand Sue Thomason
Frank Conforti Coach
Garrett Ashbaugh Basketball Player
Hal Holbrook Frank Yates
Jericho Morgan Jericho
Joe Coyle Richard Downey
John Krasinski Dustin Noble
John W. Iwanonkiw Officer Breedlove
Johnny Cicco Donny
Kristin Slaysman Gwen
Lennon Wynn Lemonade Girl
Lexi Cowan Drew's Girl
Lucas Black Paul Geary
Matt Damon Steve Butler
Rosemarie DeWitt Alice
Rosemary Howard McKinley High Spanish Teacher
Sara Lindsey Claire Allen
Scoot McNairy Jeff Dennon
Terry Kinney David Stonehill
Tim Guinee Drew Scott
Titus Welliver Rob
Producer Credit
Chris Moore Producer
Drew Vinton Co-Producer
Isabel Freer Associate Producer
Jeff Skoll Executive Producer
Jonathan King Executive Producer
Mike Sablone Co-Producer
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