Synopsis: "NEBRASKA" is a father and son 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.
Director(s): Alexander Payne
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 28 wins & 157 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
115 min

Hey, partner.

Hold on there, just a second.

Where are you headed, there?

Where are you headed up to?

How are you doing there, bud?

Huh? Are you okay?

Where are you headed?

You headed down the road, there, huh?


Where are you coming from?


There he is.

Thank you.

Well, there's the man of the hour.

The what?

The man of the hour.

I... I don't know.

So, you told the sheriff

that you were walking to Nebraska?

That's right.

To get my million dollars.

What million dollars?

"We are now authorized to

pay one million dollars

"to Woodrow T. Grant

of Billings, Montana."

Let me see that.

And your mother won't take me.

"Mega Sweepstakes Marketing."

Dad, this is a total come-on.

It's... It's one

of the oldest gimmicks in the book.

I didn't even know

they still did it anymore.

Well, they can't say it if it's not true.

They're just trying to

sell you magazines.

It says I won.

So, mail it in.

I'll help you.

I'm not trusting the mail

with a million dollars.

You dumb cluck.

You pretty near gave me a heart attack!

Just cool your jets.

This is the second time

he's tried to sneak out.

I never knew the son of a b*tch

even wanted to be a millionaire.

He should have

thought about that years ago

and worked for it.

What would you do with

a million dollars anyway, Dad?

Buy a new truck.

You can't drive.

I'll get my license back.

Tell me when you do,

so I can stay off the road.

I need an air compressor, too.

Are you still harping on that?

Ed Pegram still has mine.

That's because he's a thief.

He's not a thief.

I lent it to him.

Who's Ed Pegram?

A guy I knew back in Hawthorne.

And when did he borrow it?


That's almost 40 years.

He lives two states away.

I'd say he stole it.

That's why I need a new one.

Where are you off to now?

Sitting down.

He even sleeps

with that stupid letter.

He's memorized it word for word.

I didn't think he could

memorize anything anymore.

Hey, what's with this casserole?

Oh, it's lasagna.

It's still good, take it.

You know what I'd do

with a million dollars?

I'd put him in a home.

But that's not to say

that I can't set you up

with a whole lot more

reasonable speakers

that'll still blow your mind

if you're worried that

the Wilsons or Paradigms

are going to set you back too much.

You know, the way they

design speakers anymore...

You can't make a mistake.


All right, well, yeah, let's...

We need to discuss it

and we'll get back to you.

- Oh.

- I'll let you know.

Let me, uh, give you a card.

Give me a call any time

if you have any more questions.

- All right, thank you.


Mark, Janice, a pleasure.


"Janice." Sorry.

David. Call, line one.

David Grant. Call, line one.

Where did they find him this time?

Way the hell out

on King Avenue by the Albertsons.

I can't take it anymore.

Ross is in there, trying to talk

some sense into him.


Hi, David.

What's going on, Dad?

Ask Ma and Ross.

They seem to know it all.

I'm asking you.

Can't get her to turn over.

That's because ifs been

sitting there for 10 years.

Oh, I'll get it running.

He still thinks

he's going to Lincoln to get his money.

Hey, Dad, how come you didn't

fix the truck first or take a bus?

Why did you just start walking?

Don't pull his chain like that.

The poor guy doesn't

know what's going on half the time.

I cut the solenoid wire

and stuck it back in

so that'll slow him down.

And Mom's right.

It's time to think about a home.

She can't

handle him anymore. It's not fair to her.

No. He doesn't need a nursing home.

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