Trucker


Trucker Information

Trucker is a 2008 dramatic independent film by Plum Pictures, starring Michelle Monaghan and Jimmy Bennett. It was written and directed by James Mottern, and produced by Scott Hanson, Galt Niederhoffer, Celine Rattray and Daniela Taplin Lundberg.

Plot

Diane Ford (Michelle Monaghan) is a long-haul truck diver. 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

  • 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

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.

Trucker had a reported budget of under 1.5 million dollars.

Actress Michelle Monaghan learned to drive a truck in order to play her role; the movie was shot using authentic footage of her doing so.

Reception

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

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

Awards

List of awards for the film:

  • 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)



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