Nebraska movie poster

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Producton Details

Distributor U.S. Release

Paramount Pictures (Former)  Belgium

Production Companies

Storylines 3

After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father (Bruce Dern) thinks he's struck it rich, and wrangles his son (Will Forte) into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Shot in black and white across four states, Nebraska tells the stories of family life in the heartland of America.
from on September 17, 2013

An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montanta to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million dollar Publisher's Clearing House sweeptakes prize.
the official version from on January 12, 2013

An aging alcoholic drafts his son to drive him from Montana to Nebraska so the old man can redeem his winning sweepstakes ticket. The son goes reluctantly, suspecting his dad's winning ticket is the same personalized form letter sent to millions.
a modified formulation from on January 18, 2011

Production History as of September 17, 2013




Paramount has given a green light to Nebraska and has set a mid-October production start on the black & white film.



Production Budget

$13,000,000 Estimated

Running Time

2 hours,1 minutes

Shooting Locations

May 2012:
Nebraska, United States
May 2012:
Montana, United States
May 2012:
South Dakota, United States
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