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Trucker -- An estranged mother must adjust to life back with her son in this trailer.
Trucker -- Clip: You agree too much
Trucker -- Michelle Monaghan stars as a vivacious young truck driver who reluctantly must care for her estranged 11-year-old son while his father is in the hospital. Burdened with this new responsibility, she is forced to re-examine her future.
Trucker -- Clip: I'll be rid of you in a month, too
Trucker -- Clip: Seems weird for a woman to be a driving a truck


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Writer (WGA):
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Some things in life you can't leave behind
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michelle Monaghan ... Diane Ford

Nathan Fillion ... Runner

Benjamin Bratt ... Len Bonner

Joey Lauren Adams ... Jenny Bell

Jimmy Bennett ... Peter

Bryce Johnson ... Rick

Brandon Hanson ... Tom
Maya McLaughlin ... Molly
Ricky Ellison ... Robert

Matthew Lawrence ... Scott

Johnny Simmons ... Teenager #1 (as Jonnie Simmons)
Stephen Sowan ... Teenager #2

Dennis Hayden ... Trucker

Mika Boorem ... Young Woman

Franklin Dennis Jones ... Jonnie

Amad Jackson ... Doctor
Jay Xcala ... Umpire
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Elizabeth Rivera ... Dive Bar Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
James Mottern 
Writing credits
James Mottern (written by)

Produced by
John Allen .... executive producer
Carina Alves .... co-producer
Bill Benenson .... executive producer
Frank Frattaroli .... executive producer
Bruce Wayne Gillies .... line producer
Joy Goodwin .... co-producer
Scott Hanson .... producer
Ed Hart .... executive producer
Pamela Hirsch .... executive producer
Robert Kessel .... executive producer
Bruce Lunsford .... executive producer
Riva Marker .... co-producer
Michelle Monaghan .... executive producer
Galt Niederhoffer .... producer
Celine Rattray .... producer
Reagan Silber .... executive producer
Daniela Taplin Lundberg .... producer
Original Music by
Mychael Danna 
Cinematography by
Lawrence Sher (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Deirdre Slevin 
Production Design by
Cabot McMullen 
Art Direction by
Sara Petersen 
Set Decoration by
Beth Wooke 
Costume Design by
Johanna Argan 
Makeup Department
Jamie Escarra .... hair assistant (as Jamie Rogan)
Teri Groves .... makeup artist (as Terri Groves)
Charlotte Parker .... department head hair
Keith Sayer .... makeup department head
Production Management
Brian Buckland .... production manager
Riva Marker .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Morgan Elam .... additional second assistant director
Myna Gill .... second assistant director
Mike Mihovilovich .... second second assistant director
Daniel Shultz .... first assistant director
Art Department
Michael Keith Aleshire-Rezendez .... assistant property master (as Michael Keith Aleshire)
Kurt Altschwager .... set dresser
Steph Barkley .... assistant art director (as Stephanie Barkley)
Chris Carriveau .... leadman
Joshua Green .... set dresser
Scott Nifong .... property master
James V. Oliveri .... construction coordinator
Sara Peterson .... art department coordinator (as Sara M. Peterson)
Douglas W. Randall .... set dresser
Danny Rea .... on-set dresser
Dan Van Hart .... set dresser
Karen E. Burnett .... buyer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Umbe Adan .... additional sound mixer (as Umbe A. Adan)
Shaun Brennan .... foley artist
Rachel Chancey .... foley engineer
Rusty Dunn .... sound effects editor
Klair Ethridge .... additional boom operator
Jay Golden .... boom operator
Suzanne Goldish .... adr recordist
Lewis Goldstein .... re-recording mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... supervising sound editor
Heather Gross .... sound effects editor
Dennis Grzesik .... sound mixer
Allen Lau .... assistant sound editor
Nathan Lindsey .... sound intern
Cate Montana .... dialogue editor
Cate Montana .... supervising adr editor
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer
David Scott .... sound effects editor (as Dave Scott)
Michael Suarez .... sound
Stacey A. Washer .... boom operator
Tom Ryan .... sound intern (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
John Bair .... digital visual effects
Renuka Ballal .... visual effects producer
Tracy Keehn-Dashnaw .... stunts (as Tracey Keehn-Dashaw)
Kim Robert Koscki .... stunt coordinator (as Kim Koscki)
Paul Anthony Scott .... stunt double: Nathan Fillion
Tom Glass .... Truck Stunts (uncredited)
Gene Hartline .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Chase Beck .... grip
Brandon Cox .... director of photography: second unit
Kelly Cummins .... second assistant camera
Kevin Estrada .... still photographer
Nathan Dean Fetzer .... lighting technician
Nicholas Franchot .... key grip (as Nicholas 'Sodapop' Franchot)
Hiroyuki Fukuda .... additional "b" camera first assistant camera
David Ghegan .... best boy electric
Luke Kalteux .... lighting technician
Seth Kotok .... first assistant camera
Robert Lam .... lighting technician
Damon Marcellino .... set lighting technician
Benjamin Shurtleff .... camera loader
Alex Sinclair .... electrician
Jarred Waldron .... gaffer
Casting Department
Chris Bustard .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michele Flynn .... wardrobe supervisor
Jessica Wenger .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Anthony Brandonisio .... post-production coordinator
James W. Harrison III .... assistant editor
Trent Johnson .... digital film colorist
Bruce Lomet .... digital intermediate producer
Britney Wislow Waugh .... additional editor
Everette Webber .... digital intermediate editor
Renannah Weinstein .... assistant editor
Location Management
Brian Buckland .... location manager
Melissa Downing .... assistant location manager (as Melissa 'Zippy' Downing)
Christy Wegener .... location scout
Music Department
Deonna Boman .... music supervisor
Jennifer L. Dunnington .... music editor
Brad Haehnel .... score mixer
Colby Trane .... music consultant (as T. Colby Trane)
Amritha Vaz .... assistant to composer (as Amritha Fernandes Bakshi)
Transportation Department
Matthew Ballard .... transportation coordinator
Shay Morgan Brook .... driver: production van
Theodore Giapapas .... driver
Guy J. Graves .... driver
Other crew
Leah Bathe .... first assistant to director
Sebastien Betsch .... digital cinema supervisor
Steve Boyle .... post-production accountant manager
Elisa Forni .... script supervisor
Cate Honzl .... assistant to director (as Cate Hahneman)
Crystal La Pietra .... production secretary
Peter Min .... production assistant
Harry Oganesyan .... craft service
Jeffrey D. Press .... production accountant
Cristina J. Ramirez-Mares .... assistant to producers
Marc H. Simon .... legal counsel: Dreier LLP
Drew Smith .... assistant to producers
Rob Spence .... production coordinator
Ian Woodruff .... production assistant
Robert De Niro .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for some sexuality, language, brief drug use involving minors, and a sexual assault
USA:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
USA:R (certificate #45322)

Did You Know?

The truckstop used in this movie is the Flying J in Frazier Park, California off of Interstate 5.See more »
Diane Ford:Just keep on drinkin' that creamy drink there, Runner.
Runner:Well, it happens to be in a to-go cup, and I'm to-goin'.
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Monaghan does good, 10 August 2016
Author: SnoopyStyle

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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