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from on September 17, 2013
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.
the official version from on January 12, 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.
a modified formulation from on January 18, 2011
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.

Production History as of September 17, 2013

September 2013

January 2013

August 2012

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

January 2011

January 2011


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