Promised Land

Promised Land

Matt Damon
Director: Gus Van Sant Cast: Matt Damon
Matt Damon
, John Krasinski
John Krasinski
, Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
Gus Van Sant


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A small-town teacher stands up to a pair of drilling representatives who are determined to exploit the local resources, and receives some unexpected support as the community rallies to drive away the persistent interlopers in this drama from director Gus Van Sant. Steve Butler (Matt Damon) is a corporate salesman with a reputation for getting results. When the company he works for draws up plans to drill for natural gas in an economically depressed farming community, Steve and his partner (Frances McDormand) attempt to convince the locals that they have an opportunity to profit from the project. At first the locals are welcoming, but when venerable teacher Frank Yates (Hal Holbrook) voices objection, concerned locals Dustin (John Krasinski) and Alice (Rosemarie DeWitt) help to launch an effective grassroots campaign against the drilling. In addition to co-producing and co-starring in Promised Land, Damon and Krasinski also collaborated on the screenplay for the film, adapted from a story by Dave Eggers (Where the Wild Things Are, Away We Go).

Product Details

Release Date: 04/23/2013
UPC: 0025192157394
Original Release: 2012
Rating: R
Source: Focus Features
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:47:00

Special Features

Extended scene; The making of Promised Land

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Matt Damon Steve Butler
John Krasinski Dustin Noble
Frances McDormand Sue Thomason
Rosemarie DeWitt Alice
Hal Holbrook Frank Yates
Scoot McNairy Jeff Dennon
Titus Welliver Rob
Benjamin Sheeler Attendant
Terry Kinney David Churchill
Carla Bianco Waitress
Joe Coyle Michael Downey
Dorothy Silver Arlene
Lexi Cowan Drew's Girl
Tim Guinee Drew Scott
Sara Lindsey Claire Allen
Frank Conforti Coach
Garrett Ashbaugh Basketball Player
Jerico Morgan Jericho
Max Schuler Carson Allen
August G. Siciliano 5th Grader
Ken Strunk Gerry Richards
Karen Baum Lynn
Gerri Bumbaugh Jesse the Bartender
Johnny Cicco Donny
Erin Baldwin Buddy's Waitress
Kristin Slaysman Gwen
Andrew Kuebel 6-year-old Boy
Matthew Ferrante Drummer
Justin Cook Guitar #1
Steven Craven Bass
Bruce Craven Guitar #2
Gene Williams Keyboard
Dan Anders Large Man
Lucas Black Paul Geary
Sandy Medred Paul's Girlfriend
Carrington E. Vaughn Colin
Cain Alexander Danny Thomason
Joy De La Paz Motel Receptionist
Lennon Wynn Kuzniar Lemonade Girl at Gym
Payton Godfrey Lemonade Girl at Fair

Technical Credits
Gus Van Sant Director,Executive Producer
Christine Beveridge Makeup
Matt Damon Producer,Screenwriter
Daniel Clancy Production Designer
Dave Eggers Original Story
Danny Elfman Score Composer
Isabel Freer Associate Producer
Jonathan King Executive Producer
John Krasinski Producer,Screenwriter
Francine Maisler Casting
Chris Moore Producer
Juliet Polcsa Costumes/Costume Designer
Brian Reitzell Musical Direction/Supervision
Billy Rich Editor
Mike Sablone Co-producer
Linus Sandgren Cinematographer
Ron Schmidt Executive Producer
Jeff Skoll Executive Producer
Drew Vinton Co-producer
David J. Webb Asst. Director
Gregory A. Weimerskirch Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Promised Land
1. Chapter 1 [6:50]
2. Chapter 2 [3:10]
3. Chapter 3 [5:40]
4. Chapter 4 [4:39]
5. Chapter 5 [5:55]
6. Chapter 6 [9:36]
7. Chapter 7 [5:22]
8. Chapter 8 [6:17]
9. Chapter 9 [2:45]
10. Chapter 10 [3:59]
11. Chapter 11 [1:48]
12. Chapter 12 [5:48]
13. Chapter 13 [4:47]
14. Chapter 14 [4:50]
15. Chapter 15 [5:49]
16. Chapter 16 [6:16]
17. Chapter 17 [3:16]
18. Chapter 18 [5:13]
19. Chapter 19 [6:44]
20. Chapter 20 [3:05]
21. Chapter 21 [4:29]

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Promised Land 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
AlchemystAZ More than 1 year ago
We added it to our list of Movies About Nasty Companies, along with THE INSIDER, The ALIEN series, the first minutes of JOE VS THE VOLCANO, OFFICE SPACE, and a few others. Some may be disappointed that it is not another DOC HOLLYWOOD comedy but instead a Message Picture. I must admit that I own some oil and gas stock, but The Message is real. Beings truly sick of those BP TV ads, I hope this movie succeeds before it's too late. The haters of actual global warming warnings, science and evolution, humanism and rationality, deserve to foam at the mouth. Hit 'em hard, Matt!