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Maximum Overdrive (1986)

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Pat Hingle Pat Hingle
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Christopher Murney Christopher Murney
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6 months, 1 week ago at Jul 31 19:53
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Stephen King is better known for writing classic horror/thriller novels that have been adapted into the big screen. So went it came down for him to direct a feature based on one of his short stories, fans were pretty stoked. But then "Maximum Overdrive" hit theaters and critics and audiences were not pleased with how the end result turned out. King eventually revealed in an interview that he was g... read more
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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
Tags: Sci-fi (5), Horror (5), Stephen King (4), 1980s (4), 1986 (3), Action (3), Thriller (3), Supernatural (3), Usa (1), Steamroller (1), Truck (1), # Eng (1), 97 Min (1), Technology (1)
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