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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.

Director:

Chris Wedge

Writers:

Derek Connolly (screenplay by), Matthew Robinson (story by) | 2 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucas Till ... Tripp
Jane Levy ... Meredith
Thomas Lennon ... Jim Dowd
Barry Pepper ... Sheriff Rick
Rob Lowe ... Reece Tenneson
Danny Glover ... Mr. Weathers
Amy Ryan ... Cindy
Holt McCallany ... Burke
Frank Whaley ... Wade Coley
Aliyah O'Brien ... Junior Scientist
Daniel Bacon ... Technician
Faustino Di Bauda ... Roughneck
Jedidiah Goodacre ... Jake (Letterman Kid)
Samara Weaving ... Brianne
Ruairi MacDonald Ruairi MacDonald ... 9th Grader
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Storyline

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monster Trucks See more »

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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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Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jim Gisriel's favorite movie. 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

Reece Tenneson: [on Burke] He comes highly recommended.
Reece Tenneson: I'm not into hurting people
[nods to Burke]
Reece Tenneson: that's his job
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Connections

Referenced in The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 3: The Jerkinators! (2006) See more »

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Barracuda
Written by Ann Wilson, Roger Fisher (as Roger Douglas Fisher), Michael DeRosier (as Michael Joseph Derosier) & Nancy Wilson (as Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson)
Performed by Heart
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Quirky but brilliant family film
26 December 2016 | by gerry_barnabySee all my reviews

From the creator of ice age bring you a great little quirk film Monster trucks that will touch you heart & bring you to tears & laughter , this film truly is one of the guilty pleasure film that a across ET meet Herbie that you sure will love.

I went in to this film not knowing what to expect other than what was shown in the trailer, i was presently surprised on how good this film is for what it was , i loved the concept of this film as it not just one of the creatures from out of space type of film which is refreshing.

It's some much different which gives this film is edge , you really can help but fall in love with this creature he called screech , as it got this lovable adorable funny sense of humor for a creature that give it a personality which is great for the film.

Lucas Till is brilliant giving us the type of person that from a broken family , the step dads a bit of a jerk but he's brilliant playing this role who befriends screech together they make this film's adventure just that special brilliant chemistry between the characters as well really sell the film.

Jane Levy co-star playing the young girl who has a crush on Tripp playing the quirk girl reminds me of Lindsey Lohan character from Herbie in a way just as a side character as she unwittingly gets involved in trying to get screech home.

The the visual effect on the C.G.I is brilliant done , special when the design of the creature is brilliant done. One thing that stop this film from being one of those boring flopped film's IMO is the melt your heart moment in the film seriously touches you heart put a tear in your eye's.

It's beautifully done moments along with the action make this a worth while film to watch with your family , special ending the film was a beautiful way to end this type of film which i think a sequel could be done.

Dislikes : There is one moment in the film that a little unrealistic but this is a PG so you cant really have to much violence in this film.


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