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 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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Two different worlds. One monster team. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The movie is largely based on an idea by Adam Goodman's 4-year-old son. Goodman was president of Paramount at the time. Goodman left Paramount a month after production ended, despite having a year left on his contract. See more »

Goofs

Close to the beginning, when some characters open the hood of the smashed red truck, they say it's a 6.4 litter Hemi, only thing worth saving. In the opening scene, before it's crushed the 5.7 litter badge on the side of the truck is clearly visible. See more »

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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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Soundtracks

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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Great Family film
8 January 2017 | by starscreamukSee all my reviews

Starts off by giving little information about some of the core characters. Slowly building up to the first meeting with "creech".

My Kids absolutely loved it, they don't care about CGI, does it look like another, or how hammy some of the acting may be. They wanted to see an fun, entertaining film, and they certainly got that!

In some ways the creature reminded me of "Toothless" from How to Train a Dragon, but that would be down to it being a child.

Overall, the plot was great for a family movie, few minor plot holes, but the kids didn't notice that (nor should they tbh)

Overall, I took the kids knowing what the film was about and what to expect, and it was delivered.


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Language:

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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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2.35 : 1
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