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1 year, 8 months ago at Mar 22 19:59
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Alright, dammit. I'm stepping up to the plate and taking one for the team. The team is made up of the 13 year olds that live in all of us, no matter how old we get. And Maximum Overdrive is the kind of movie tailor made for adolescent males to marvel at whilst chugging caffeine laced sodas and overindulging in sugary junk food. It's a midnight movie masterpiece, a mid-80s drive-in classic. Stephen... read more

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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), 1980s (4), Stephen King (4), 1986 (3), Action (3), Thriller (3), Supernatural (3), Truck (1), # Eng (1), 97 Min (1), Technology (1), Usa (1), Steamroller (1)
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" Every machine and vehicle come to life due to a comet on the sky. A truck with the face of Spiderman's arch enemy Green Goblin is the leader and the one who wants to kill every human. It is a very sloppy edited and directed film, which is no surprise since it was directed by first timer Stephen King, who has never done a film again afterwards. He claimed he had made a modern "Plan 9 from Outer Space", but he was wrong because his film is not unintentional funny as it only limps along on autopil"


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“Alright, dammit. I'm stepping up to the plate and taking one for the team. The team is made up of the 13 year olds that live in all of us, no matter h”

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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 di”

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“Alright, dammit. I'm stepping up to the plate and taking one for the team. The team is made up of the 13 year olds that live in all of us, no matter h”

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“Alright, dammit. I'm stepping up to the plate and taking one for the team. The team is made up of the 13 year olds that live in all of us, no matter how old we get. And Maximum Overdrive is the kind of movie tailor made for adolescent males to marvel at whilst chugging caffeine laced sodas and overindulging in sugary junk food. It's a midnight movie masterpiece, a mid-80s drive-in classic. Stephen King should be proud of it, some of the best movies were made by coked-out directors! I mean the movie is called MAXIMUM F'IN OVERDRIVE!!! Apropos, it's got Maximum Overkill. It's got Maximum Overacting. And it's got Maximum Overtures (care of AC/DC!)

It is so insanely over the top and endlessly bloody that you would have sworn it was made by the Italians. This movie really has it all,” read more


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