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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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Chris Wedge

Writers:

Derek Connolly (screenplay by), Matthew Robinson (story by) | 2 more credits »
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

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

Gross USA:

$33,370,166

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,493,915
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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

Originally produced by Nickelodeon Movies, which left the project during post-production. On November 17, 2016, the second trailer was released, with Nickelodeon's logo signifying that they were back as co-producers. See more »

Goofs

When everyone gets in their new "monster trucks", they all put on 5-point harnesses. When Lucas Till is nearly pushed off the cliff, he isn't wearing a seat belt, and has to hang off the door to avoid falling. In the next scene, he is back in his harness. 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

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Expensive Movies That Suck (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Crowd on Lock
Written by John Eugenio, Louis Summerville, James Desmond & Panauh Kalayeh
Performed by Lou U
Courtesy of Big Dawg Music
Under license from 5 Alarm Music
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Great fun for kids
3 January 2017 | by ross-988-436610See all my reviews

I took my youngest child, six years old (nearly seven), to see this yesterday. He bounced around like Tigger the whole way through, and only paused to turn around once in a while to tell me "This is the best movie ever!" This coming from a boy who loves everything from Harry Potter, Star Wars, Top Gear (and Grand Tour), to Tractor Ted and Octonauts.

As an adult, it was a perfectly acceptable way to spend a couple of hours enjoying the company of my child. There's not a lot to the story, so if you've seen the trailer you won't be surprised. The monsters straddle the line well between being "monstrous" and cute (my boy acted suitably scared until it became clear that the monsters were on the good side, after which he loved them).

He came out of the cinema asking when it would be available on DVD, so on balance a glowing recommendation from a 6 year old and a warm fuzzy one from me.


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