Nebraska (2014)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 46 mins

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'Nebraska' is a soulful movie that depicts the evolving relationship between a father and son during a road trip, from Billings, Montana to Lincoln, Nebraska that gets waylaid at a small town in central Nebraska, where the father grew up and has scores to settle. Told with deadpan humor and a unique visual style, it's ultimately the story of a son trying to get through to a father he doesn't understand.
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as Woody Grant
as Kate Grant
as David Grant
as Peg Nagy
as Applauding karoake patron
as Ross Grant
as Uncle Verne
as Cole
as Aunt Flo
as Uncle Cecil
as Aunt Betty
as Cousin Randy
as Aunt Martha
as Receptionist
as Nöel
as Uncle Ray
as Uncle Albert
as Ed Pegram
as Bart


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Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Black & White
Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
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Audio/Video Mismatch
When all the Grant males are sitting in the Hawthorne living room presumably watching a Chicago Bears game on TV, the audio is the Bears' radio broadcasting team (Jeff Joniak and Tom Thayer), which never appears on telecasts. Even if they have turned the TV audio down and are listening to a radio broadcast, it would be very unlikely to be heard with such clarity in Nebraska (and it doesn't look as if they have on-line streaming).

In the opening scene, Woody is wearing boots. In the police station, he is not wearing boots.

After the family returns the Westerhoff's compressor, the boys get in the car. Woody is on the passenger side in the rear, but when the car drives away, the rear view shows his head in the driver's side rear window.

When on I90 driving from Montana to Nebraska they would be going East. After we see the sign for South Dakota and the bikers are overtaking their car (with the large white satellite dishes on the left side), this view is going West. Seconds later with the sign for the turnoff to Mt. Rushmore, they are going East again.

Factual Mistake
The TV remote on Woody's coffee table is one that is unique to Time Warner Cable. However, Billings, Montana is served by Charter.

When David is looking at his brother's news broadcast, the "elapsed time" display on the DVD player is moving, indicating that we are watching a DVD copy of the broadcast, not the "actual broadcast".
Veteran actress June Squibb, who, at 84, is the third-oldest woman to be nominated for the Best Supporting Actress award for this movie, and, should she win, will become the oldest woman to receive an Oscar for acting.

The lead actor in Alexander Payne's movie Bruce Dern, at 77, is the second-oldest actor to be nominated in the Best Actor category. The oldest was Richard Farnsworth, who was 79 when nominated for 'The Straight Story' (1999).

Bryan Cranston auditioned for the role of David, but director Alexander Payne didn't feel that he was right for the part. Matthew Modine, Paul Rudd and Casey Affleck were also considered.

Alexander Payne's first experience shooting in black and white, with digital cameras and anamorphic lenses. Paramount initially balked at Payne's choice to shoot in black and white, but relented when previews yielded positive feedback to the cinematography.

Gene Hackman, Robert Forster, Jack Nicholson and Robert Duvall were considered for the role of Woody.

In the scene with the cemetery there is a grave stone with the name Payne,a refference to Alexander Payne.

Alexander Payne's fourth film set in his home state of Nebraska, after Citizen Ruth (1996), Election (1999) and About Schmidt (2002).

The movie begins and ends with the 50s and 60s Paramount logo, saying "A Paramount Release".

The first Alexander Payne film that he did not also write the screenplay for, and the first since Citizen Ruth (1996) whose screenplay is original and not adapted.

Bob Nelson: The movie's screenwriter can be seen sitting at a booth in the café when everyone is applauding for Woody.