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Maximum Overdrive (1986)

Maximum Overdrive
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5.4 IMDB rating

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Emilio Estevez

Emilio Estevez

Bill Robinson
Pat Hingle

Pat Hingle

Bubba Hendershot
John Short

John Short

Curtis
Ellen McElduff

Ellen McElduff

Wanda June
J.C. Quinn

J.C. Quinn

Duncan Keller
Christopher Murney

Christopher Murney

Camp Loman


Written by
Stephen King

Stephen King

(short story Trucks)


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When a comet passes close to Earth, machines all over the world come alive and go on homicidal rampages. A group of people at a desolate truck stop are held hostage by a gang of homicidal 18-wheelers. The frightened people set out to defeat the killer machines ... or be killed by them.
Release date: 25 July 1986
UPC: 013131138498
Sci-fi (5), Horror (5), Stephen King (4), 1980s (4), Supernatural (4), 1986 (3), Action (3), Thriller (3), Ghastly (1), Frightening (1), Strange (1), Scary (1), Fearful (1), 97 Min (1), Bizarre (1), Usa (1), Unnerving (1), Steamroller (1), Spooky (1), Truck (1)
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Top Favorite Films of 1986 (81 movies items)

" Directed by Stephen King Starring Emilio Estevez, Laura Harrington, J.C. Quinn, Yeardly Smith, John Short, Ellen McElduff, Christopher Murney, Holter Graham, Stephen King, Giancarlo Esposito, Barry Bell, Leon Rippy, Frankie Faison, Marla Maples, Pat Hingle and Connie Smith "


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"When asked why he hasn't directed a movie since "Maximum Overdrive", Stephen King responded "Just watch Maximum Overdrive." The Happy Toyz truck is a 1981 Western Star 4800 (supposedly). AC/DC was selected to make the music for the movie by Stephen King himself. The "Dixie Boy" truck stop was a set constructed 10 miles outside of Wilmington, North Carolina. It was convincing enough that several truckers tried to stop in, and eventually the producers had to put announcements in local papers"


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"I'm glad Stephen King has never directed anything else because he clearly has no clue what filmmaking is about. "Maximum Overdrive" is over the top and repetitive film that is mildly amusing at times but mostly just useless."


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"The screenplay was inspired by and loosely based on King's short story, Trucks, which was included in King's first collection of short stories, "Night Shift". I haven't seen the film yet. "


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