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.

  • Director

    Gus Van Sant
  • Writers

    John Krasinski, Matt Damon, Dave Eggers
  • Producers

    Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Chris Moore
  • Executive Producers

    Johnathan King, Ron Schmidt, Jeff Skoll, Gus Van Sant


  • Matt Damon
  • Frances McDormand
  • John Krasinski