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Rated R · 106 min. · 2012


The makers of Promised Land want you to hate fracking, and they aren't going to let little things like a script, acting or the filmmaking acumen of Gus Van Sant (taking the day off) get in the way. Steve (Matt Damon) and Sue (Frances McDormand) are a couple of natural gas sales people sent by their big, bad corporate minders to buy up the mineral rights in a small backwoods town named McKinley (filming took place in rural Pennsylvania), populated by sort of prideful but vulnerable hicks Hollywood imagines are ripe for such plucking.

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Matt Damon's anti-fracking Promised Land

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Director: Gus Van Sant
Writer: Matt Damon, John Krasinski and Dave Eggers
Producer: Chris Moore, Matt Damon and John Krasinski
Cast: Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Frances McDormand, Rosemarie DeWitt, Lucas Black, Titus Welliver, Hal Holbrook, Tim Guinee, Scoot McNairy and Terry Kinney

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