Maximum Overdrive

Maximum Overdrive (1986)

R 97 min - Action, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction - 25 July 1986
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When a comet passes close to the 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.

Director:  Stephen King

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Storyline

When a comet passes close to the 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.


Collections: Stephen King

Tagline: Stephen King's masterpiece of terror directed by the master himself.

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Language:  English
Release Date:  25 July 1986

Box Office

Budget:  $10,000,000
Revenue:  $7,433,663

Company Credits

Production Companies:  De Laurentiis

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 37 min

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Official poster of Maximum Overdrive Movie
Official poster of Maximum Overdrive Movie

Maximum Overdrive Movie Trailer in HD – 1986

Storyline:

Based on the short story “Trucks” from theNight Shiftcollection. After a rogue comet which hides the presence of a UFO passes by, trucks and other machines come alive and begin killing people. The story takes place at the Dixie Boy truck stop where honeymooners, Connie (Yeardley Smith) and Curt (John Short) and several other travelers have gone to try to escape the carnage. Short-order cook, Bill Robinson (Emilio Estevez), and the other diners soon find themselves trapped. The restaurant owner, Bubba Hendershot (Pat Hingle) convinces Robinson to try to lead the group against the killing machines. King, who directed the film, also plays a cameo as a man attempting to use an ATM.

Writer-director Stephen King falls short in his debut at the helm with the Maximum Overdrive movie which is not based on the novel.

Sources: www.barnesandnoble.com, www.stephenking.com