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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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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

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jane Levy's first Nickelodeon film since Fun Size (2012). 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

Referenced in WatchMojo: Top 10 Most WTF Movie Ideas (2017) See more »

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Rumble & Sway
Written by Jamie N. Commons, Jayson DeZuzio (as Jayson De Zuzio) & Alek Grant
Performed by Jamie N. Commons
Courtesy of Kidinakorner / Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Kid movie
10 April 2017 | by blazedounalSee all my reviews

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! 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.

At the start of the film, Terravex Oil is in the midst of a fracking operation near a lake in North Dakota. The operation releases three subterranean creatures and destroys the drilling rig. Two are captured by Terravex, but one of them escapes the site. One night, Tripp encounters the escaped creature in the junkyard and captures it but the creature escapes before he calls the police.

The next day Tripp finds that the creature has a diet of oil and it takes shelter within the hood of his truck, quickly befriending him naming him Creech and promising to help him get home. Tripp modifies the truck to give Creech more control over the truck as a makeshift engine and Meredith becomes quite impressed and surprised at the Creech's speed and talent. They decide that to protect the company's image the right thing by sending hired mercenary Burke to kill the creatures, to the objection of Jim Dowd, as he finds the monsters have human intelligence. When Creech gets the sense that something bad will become of the other creatures, who are actually his parents, he breaks into Terravex where the other creatures are being held captive and is also captured.

Sympathetic to the creatures plight, Jim decides to help Tripp and Meredith rescue the creatures. They get the help of two friends of theirs to get two more trucks, one being a repossession from a friend of Tripp's and another being the birthday present of a second friend whose dad owns a local car dealership, so they can modify them for Creech's parents to take control in the same way. Jim helps the group by stealing the Terravex truck the monsters were loaded on. At the dealership, the creatures take control of the modified trucks and the group make their escape up the mountain.

Terravex give chase up the mountain and the group escapes by using the trucks to jump over the edge of the mountain. Tripp gets into a head-on battle with Burke who attempts to push him into the drilling hole the creatures crawled out of and Tripp overturns Burke's truck. He and his parents depart back home and Terravex is exposed by the group for the experimentation that was harming the creature's habitat. Reece is arrested and Tripp and Meredith begin a relationship.


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