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Year:
Duration:
125 min
Genres:
Comedy | Drama
IMDB rate:
7.2
Director:
Alexander Payne
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 36 wins & 42 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2003-01-03
Filming Locations: Nebraska, USA
Earnings
Budget: $30,000,000
Opening Weekend: $282,367 (USA) (15 December 2002)
Gross: $65,010,106 (USA) (26 May 2003)
Cast
Actor
Character
Jack Nicholson
Warren Schmidt
Kathy Bates
Roberta Hertzel
Hope Davis
Jeannie Schmidt
Dermot Mulroney
Randall Hertzel
June Squibb
Helen Schmidt
Howard Hesseman
Larry Hertzel
Harry Groener
John Rusk
Connie Ray
Vicki Rusk
Len Cariou
Ray Nichols
Mark Venhuizen
Duncan Hertzel
Cheryl Hamada
Saundra
Phil Reeves
Minister in Denver
Matt Winston
Gary Nordin - Warren's Replacement
James M. Connor
Randall's Best Man
Jill Anderson
Bridesmaid Reading St. Paul
Vaughan Wenzel
Man Mourning Helen
Judith Kathryn Hart
Woman Mourning Helen
Marilyn Tipp
Neighbor Lady (scenes deleted)
Robert Kem
Priest in Omaha (as Reverend Robert Kem)
Melissa Hanna
Dairy Queen Employee
Tung Ha
Frat Kid
James J. Crawley
Other Frat Kid
Mary Beth Nelson
Bartender
Steve Heller
Tire Store Employee (as Stephen Heller)
Lester Kills Crow
Native American Cashier
Thomas Michael Belford
Funeral Director
McKenna Gibson
Six-year-old Jeannie
Emily McNaughton
Twelve-year-old Jeannie
Beth Heimann
Wedding Singer #1
Linda Wilmot
Wedding Singer #2
Chris Huse
Chuck Woodard (uncredited)
Joe Kunze
Partygoer #1 (uncredited)
Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury (voice) (uncredited)
Mark J. O'Leary
Bartender (uncredited)
Robert Kingston Phillips Green
Male shopper (uncredited)
Michael Tolochko
Surly Denver Neighbor Taking Trash Out (uncredited)
Ja'le Youngblood
Bus boy (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
The scene where Warren is swinging on the monkey bars was filmed at Steinhart Park, in Nebraska City, Nebraska.
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Scenes supposedly taking place at the University of Kansas were actually shot at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.
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Nationally syndicated political cartoonist Jeff Koterba had a walk-on role in the film; however, it was cut from the final version.
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Goofs
When Warren returns home from his journey to Denver which has presumably taken several weeks, you can see a vase of fairly fresh-looking flowers at the top left of the shot.
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In the opening scene, while Warren Schmidt is sitting in his office watching the clock, the telephone, and especially the phone cable, repeatedly change positions on the desk between shots.
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Scenes showing the University of Kansas are obviously not filmed in Kansas. The real Kansas buildings have red roofs with beige brick.
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Quotes
Warren Schmidt: You're not gonna believe this. We had a tire swing over there.
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Warren Schmidt: You're making a big mistake, don't marry this guy, don't do it.
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Roberta Hertzel: You already know how famously they get along as friends, but did you know that their sex life is positively white hot? The main reason both of my marriages failed was sexual. I'm an extremely sexual person, I can't help it, it just how I'm wired, you know, even when I was a little girl. I had my first orgasm when I was 6 in ballet class. Anyway, the point is that I have been always very easily aroused and very orgasmic, Jeannie and I have a lot in common that way. Clifford and Larry, they were nice guys, but they just could not keep up with me. Anyway, I don't want to betray Jeannie's confidence, but let me just assure you that whatever problems those two kids may run into along the way, they will always be able to count on what happens between the sheets to keep them together. More soup?
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