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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tripp
... Meredith
... Jim Dowd
... Sheriff Rick
... Reece Tenneson
... Mr. Weathers
... Cindy
... Burke
... Wade Coley
... Junior Scientist
... Technician
... Roughneck
... Jake (Letterman Kid)
... Brianne
... 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


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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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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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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

During the chase scene with 3 monster trucks, after they jump over the fallen tree and head up the mountain, Tripp's truck swerves back and forth, almost falling off the cliff, but he stays at the driver seat. A bad guy says "All right, kid, this is where your little joy ride ends" and hits his truck into Tripp's, which suddenly knocks Tripp from driver's seat across the truck to the passenger side. The door hangs open, and he catches it. If the truck was hit that hard, just getting knocked across into the passenger door wouldn't have been enough to open the door. 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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Featured in PWN: Just the Worst Movies - PWN #16 (2017) 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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Good fun.
8 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

A young loner discovers a monster in a junkyard and finds he can use it to power his car. Soon he befriends the monster and sets out to help it find it's way home.

Great special effects and some good performances from some likable lead actors makes this an enjoyable movie to watch. Don't expect the plot to hold up to well under strict scrutiny but it is a kids film after all. There are some good positive messages about family and friends with a little bit of a green message too but nothing heavy handed.

The monster is very likable and the film has some funny moments too. Definitely recommended. I know I would have loved this as a kid and would have certainly enjoyed the action scenes in the second half of the movie. I can imagine younger kids of today having fond memories of this movie in the future. I just hope people give the movie a chance.


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