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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 ... 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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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

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in Kamloops and Chilliwack, British Columbia. 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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Featured in PWN: Just the Worst Movies - PWN #16 (2017) See more »

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Ain't No Easy Way
Written by Peter Hayes & Robert Turner (as Robert Been)
Performed by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Courtesy of The Echo Label Ltd.
By arrangement with BMG Rights Management (US) LLC /
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Good fun.
8 January 2017 | by GreenzombidogSee 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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