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Maximum Overdrive (1986)

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Starring (View all)
Emilio Estevez Emilio Estevez
Bill Robinson
Pat Hingle Pat Hingle
Hendershot
John Short John Short
Curt
Ellen McElduff Ellen McElduff
Wanda June
J.C. Quinn J.C. Quinn
Duncan
Christopher Murney Christopher Murney
Camp Loman


Written by
Stephen King Stephen King
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6 years, 3 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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6 years, 11 months 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
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