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Trucker (2008)

R | | Drama | 24 April 2008 (USA)
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A trucker, leading a life free of depth and on the way to nowhere, is forced to make a decision about her aggressive loner 11-year-old son whom she openly deserted ten years previously.

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Diane's free-wheeling life of drunken one-night-stands as a professional trucker hits a road block when Peter, her son, is dropped at her doorstep. Her former husband Len, whom she abandoned eleven years ago along with their new-born son, has cancer and no one else to turn to while he's in the hospital. Peter, resentful and wary, wants, even needs a mother who'll want him at this worrisome time but knows better than to expect this from Diane. With deliveries waiting and a mortgage to be paid, there's only one inevitable thing ahead for Diane and Peter - a road trip together. Written by statmanjeff

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Some things in life you can't leave behind

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Rated R for some sexuality, language, brief drug use involving minors, and a sexual assault

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Caminhoneira  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,298 (USA) (9 October 2009)

Gross:

$52,166 (USA) (15 January 2010)
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The truckstop used in this movie is the Flying J in Frazier Park, California off of Interstate 5. See more »

Quotes

Runner: You know it's the dream of every man in the state of California to have an opportunity to get drunk with you.
Diane Ford: I'm not sure that's a compliment, Runner.
Runner: Well, it ain't an insult.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 17 October 2009 (2009) See more »

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Back There In My Mind
Written by Marty Jensen
Performed by Scott Eversoll
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Monaghan does good
10 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

Diane Ford (Michelle Monaghan) is an independent long haul trucker. She lives alone and has one night stands. Runner (Nathan Fillion) is her married drinking buddy. Her ex-husband Len Bonner (Benjamin Bratt) is in the hospital with cancer. His girlfriend Jenny Bell drops off Diane's son Peter (Jimmy Bennett) for three weeks. Both are estranged from each other. With schedules to keep, Diane has to take Peter on the road.

It's a small indie with Monaghan doing her some of her best acting. It's an unrelenting role. She does a good job although it's not so terrific that it elevates the movie into the stratosphere. The story is a meandering trip of personal growth to find her maternal side. Her tough outer shell has no easy answers. It's a solid indie.


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