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Monster Trucks (2016)

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A young man working at a small town junkyard discovers and befriends a creature which feeds on oil being sought by a fracking company.

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In a small town, an oil company is drilling for oil. The geologist, Dowd, informs his boss, Tenneson that they detected what could be an ecosystem which could affect their drilling rights. But Tenneson tells them to go on and something happens. Something came out and Tenneson wants to keep it quiet by keeping what came out on ice. In the town, something's been taking the fuel tanks off vehicles, leaving a big hole. Tripp, who lives in the town is frustrated at his life, specifically not having a vehicle of his own. He works at a scrap yard and he's been working on restoring an old truck. One day he thinks he hears something and traps it in the storage pit. He calls the Sheriff who's his step-father, whom he doesn't like. And when he gets there, it's gone. Later he sets a trap for it and sees it's a slug like creature who feeds on oil. He would bond with it. Later a man from the oil company shows up at the yard and asks him about the thing he reported earlier. Tripp feigns it was ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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On January 13, meet Creech


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Rated PG for action, peril, brief scary images, and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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13 January 2017 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,950,705, 15 January 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$33,370,166, 16 March 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,361,194, 16 March 2017
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Trivia

WILHELM SCREAM: When an evil truck driver sees, then crashes into, a large rock. See more »

Goofs

When Tenneson deletes the pictures, he thinks they're gone, but Windows Phone automatically saves them to Onedrive. Even if he deleted them from the phone, the pictures are in the cloud on Microsoft's servers. All smart phones have that ability. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Rick: You be careful, son.
Tripp: Rick. I'm sorry I said all those terrible things about you,
Sheriff Rick: Wait. What?
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Bye Bye Man/Monster Trucks (2017) See more »

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Written by Greg Holden & Drew Pearson
Performed by Phillip Phillips
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Great film to watch with your sons.

Watched Monster trucks today with my five year old son and we both loved it. He was pretty much glued to the screen the entire time and he got a bit teary at the end! The film centres on a lad who spends all his spare time building a truck at a junkyard he helps out around, three undiscovered squid like creatures escape from a nearby oil drilling project. One of these finds his way into the truck and ends up powering it and of course the usual bad guys want it back story line evolves. Nothing new in terms of originality or plot, in fact it had so many plot holes it was ridiculous but it's a kids film. Actors did a good job and the monsters were likable. Quite a lot of action and humour too, it's never dull. Definitely a boys/male film I think in my opinion. a kind of a cross between "the legend of the waterhorse", "ET" and "Herbie" Recommended.


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