7.0/10
247
2 user 4 critic

The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant (2009)

To the residents of Moraine, Ohio, General Motors was more than just a car company, it was the lifeblood of a community. In the wake of GM's 2008 announcement that it was closing the plant,... See full summary »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Redemption IV (2013)
Documentary | Short | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Redemption is a documentary about New York City's canners - the men and women who survive by redeeming bottles and cans they collect from curbs, garbage cans and apartment complexes. You've... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Alpert, Matthew O'Neill
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A woman in Pakistan sentenced to death for falling in love becomes a rare survivor of the country's harsh judicial system.

Director: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Stars: Asad Jamal, Saba
Saving Face (2012)
Documentary | Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad returns to his native Pakistan to help those left horribly scarred by acid attacks.

Directors: Daniel Junge, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Stars: Mohammad Jawad
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

On May 12, 2008, a catastrophic earthquake hit Sichuan Province in rural China, killing nearly 70,000 people, including 10,000 children. In town after town, poorly constructed school ... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Alpert, Matthew O'Neill
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

From 1971 to 1973, Richard Nixon secretly recorded his private conversations in the White House. This revealing film chronicles the content of those tapes, which include Nixon's ... See full summary »

Director: Peter W. Kunhardt
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The fractious family of a father and his two sons confront their different feelings and memories of their deceased wife and mother, a famed war photographer.

Director: Joachim Trier
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert
Arrival II (2016)
Sci-Fi

Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.

Director: Denis Villeneuve
Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Popeye Hurst ...
Himself
Kim Clay ...
Himself
Kate Geiger ...
Herself
Kathe Day ...
Herself
Joyce Gilbert ...
Herself
Louis Carter ...
Himself
Darlene Henson ...
Herself
Rick Stacy ...
Himself
Kevin Claypool ...
Himself
Dana Baker ...
Dana Baker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dave Harris ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

To the residents of Moraine, Ohio, General Motors was more than just a car company, it was the lifeblood of a community. In the wake of GM's 2008 announcement that it was closing the plant, stunned workers looked back at their careers at GM, reminiscing about the opportunities, friendships and pride that the factory line had given them. Through their words, this documentary stands as an elegy to a dying American manufacturing system--and a timely look at the U.S. auto industry in crisis. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The inside story of the last days of a General Motors plant in Moraine, Ohio, as lived by the people who worked the line.

Genres:

Documentary | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 November 2012 (Hungary)  »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó kocsi: Egy General Motors telep bezárása  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
End of an era
15 January 2010 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

'The Last Truck' is a straightforward account of a grim, Ohio winter; and the closing of a giant automobile factory, owned by the troubled General Motors. Such a huge plant is always going to dominate the local economy; the film follows the soon-to-be redundant workforce, as they contemplate a future world that may not be as kind to them as the one they enjoyed previously. The film makes the important point that GM's high cost base is due mainly to a pension bill, rather than through overpayment of current staff, a problem widespread in many modern economies but maybe particularly severe in America because of the absence of state-funded alternatives to corporate pension plans. What it doesn't mention is something that many outside the U.S. might assert: that fundamentally, modern American cars are rubbish. The factory in question built S.U.V.s, for which demand fell drastically when the economy fell on hard times; the likes of GM were particularly hit because they never tried to make fuel-efficient vehicles in the days when oil was cheap. Nonetheless, this is still a sympathetic portrait of the characters of the men and women who worked the line; and a grim reminder of the human costs of recession.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Thoroughly Frustrating Documentary OffroadGirl

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?