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Director  James Mottern
Language  English
6.8/10 IMDb

Country  United States
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Release date  April 23, 2008 (2008-04-23) (Tribeca Film Festival)
Tagline  Some Things in life you can't leave behind

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Trucker is a 2008 independent drama film by Plum Pictures, starring Michelle Monaghan, Nathan Fillion and Benjamin Bratt. It was written and directed by James Mottern, and produced by Scott Hanson, Galt Niederhoffer, Celine Rattray and Daniela Taplin Lundberg.

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Plot

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Diane Ford (Michelle Monaghan) is a long-haul truck driver. She spends her off time having one-night stands and drinking vodka with her married neighbor, Runner (Nathan Fillion). Her routine life is upset when her ex-husband Len (Benjamin Bratt) sends their 10-year-old son Peter (Jimmy Bennett) to stay with her while Len attempts recovery from cancer treatment.

Cast

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  • Michelle Monaghan as Diane Ford
  • Nathan Fillion as Runner
  • Benjamin Bratt as Leonard "Len" Bonner
  • Joey Lauren Adams as Jenny Bell
  • Jimmy Bennett as Peter Bonner
  • Bryce Johnson as Rick
  • Matthew Lawrence as Scott
  • Brandon Hanson as Tom
  • Maya McLaughlin as Molly
  • Ricky Ellison as Robert
  • Johnny Simmons as Teenager 1
  • Stephen Sowan as Teenager 2
  • Dennis Hayden as Trucker
  • Mika Boorem as Young Woman
  • Franklin Dennis Jones as Jonnie
  • Amad Jackson as Doctor
  • Production

    Trucker Film Review Slant Magazine

    The film was shot on location in Hawthorne, CA, Bloomington, CA, and Mira Loma, CA. Other portions of the film were shot in the Coachella Valley, California.

    Michelle Monaghan and Jimmy Bennett Photos Photos Premiere Of

    Trucker had a reported budget of under $1.5 million.

    Roger Eberts Film Festival Trucker

    Actress Michelle Monaghan earned her commercial driver's license so she could drive a semi-trailer truck for her role; the movie was shot using authentic footage of her doing so.

    Reception

    Trucker Movie Review Film Summary 2009 Roger Ebert

    The film currently holds a 58% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 36 reviews, indicating mixed reviews.

    Michelle Monaghan Photos Photos Premiere Of Trucker At The 2008

    Roger Ebert chose it as one of his top ten independent films for 2009.

    Awards

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    List of awards for the film:

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  • Michelle Monaghan – Excellence in Acting Award – Vail Film Festival
  • Winner – Best Narrative Feature Film – Woods Hole Film Festival
  • Official Selection Tribeca Film Festival
  • Official Selection Austin Film Festival
  • Official Selection Oxford Film Festival
  • Official Selection Florida Film Festival
  • Official Selection Vail Film Festival
  • San Diego Film Critics: Best Actress (Michelle Monaghan)
  • References

    Trucker (film) Wikipedia
    Trucker (film) IMDb Trucker (film) themoviedb.org


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