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Maximum Overdrive (1986)
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Maximum Overdrive (1986) When the tail of rogue comet Rhea-M passes through Earth's atmosphere, humanity's worst nightmares come to life as machines gradually develop minds of their own, turning on their creators in bloody rebellion. At the Dixie Boy truck stop just outside Wilmington, North Carolina, both workers and patrons alike are coming to grips with the horror as a series of increasingly bizarre accidents occur, some injurious, some near-fatal, and some fatal. The terror finally comes to a head when the parked trucks - led by one for a toy company which sports a demonically-smiling goblin face - each start up on their own, circling the truck stop and preventing anyone from getting in or out. Trapped by the trucks and an emotionless manager (Pat Hingle), a young ex-con (Emilio Estevez) takes it upon himself to lead the rescue of anyone in the immediate vicinity who's life is in danger, and to ultimately escape the truck stop and head to safety. Unfortunately, things become more complicated when a machine-gun-mounted mobile platform orders each of the humans to pump gasoline for the trucks. Pitted against an army of machines demonized by an unknown phenomenon, the people trapped in the Dixie Boy truck stop must use stealth and a concealed arsenal to escape. In the meantime, they realize that there is more to the tail of Rhea-M than they initially thought.

Movie Tagline:
Who Made Who?

Title: Maximum Overdrive
Release Date: July 25, 1986
Runtime: 97 mins
Genre: Action
All Genres: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby
IMDB Rating: 4.6
Buried.com Rating: 5.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With M

MPAA Rating: R

Stephen King

Emilio Estevez ...Bill Robinson
Pat Hingle ...Hendershot
Laura Harrington ...Brett
yeardley Smith ...Connie
John Short ...Curtis
Ellen McElduff ...Wanda June
J.C. Quinn ...Duncan Keller
Christopher Murney ...Camp Loman
Holter Graham ...Deke Keller
Frankie Faison ...Handy
Pat Miller ...Joe
Jack Canon ...Max
Barry Bell ...Steve Gayton
John Brasington ...Frank
J. Don Ferguson ...Andy
Leon Rippy ...Brad
Robert Gooden ...Harry (as Bob Gooden)
R. Pickett Bugg ...Rolf
Giancarlo Esposito ...Videoplayer
Martin Tucker ...2nd Man
Marla Maples ...2nd Woman
Ned Austin ...Bridgemaster
Richard Chapman Jr. ...Helper
Bob Gunter ...Coach
Bill Huggins ...Umpire
Phil Adams ...Bobby, Deke's friend
Christine Anne Baur ...Dead woman on bridge
Jock Brandis ...Dump Truck Driver
Christopher Britton ...Drive-thru machine voice (voice)
George Cox ...Guy in Red Convertable on bridge

» [more cast members]

Dino De Laurentiis
Martha De Laurentiis
Don Levin
Mel Pearl
Milton Subotsky

Stephen King
Stephen King

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Who Made Who"
"Chase The Ace"
"Hells Bells"
"For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)"
"You Shook Me All Night Long"
"Ride On"
"Shake Your Foundations"
"Sink The Pink"

More Movie Taglines:
  • Who Made Who?
  • Stephen King's masterpiece of terror directed by the master himself.
  • Imagine your worst nightmare: machines take over the world!
  • Evil's wheels.
  • The day horror went into overdrive.
Movie Quote(s):
  • Connie: Curtis? Are you dead?
  • Brett: I ain't never seen a hero with his ass in the air like that.
  • Brett: If you don't get your hand off my leg, you're going to be wiping your ass with a hook next time you take a dump! Camp Loman: I never heard no talk like that when I was a boy.
  • Bill Robinson: Jesus is coming and he is pissed!
  • Bill Robinson: Adios mother fucker!
Movie Trivia:
  • During the scene with the ferry bridge, a van can be seen with the AC/DC band's logo. AC/DC performed the soundtrack for the movie.
  • The head on the main truck is based on that of Marvel Comics' Green Goblin.
  • Director Cameo: [Stephen King] man at whom the ATM swears.
  • 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 saying that the "Dixie Boy" was just a movie set.
  • The Dixie Boy Truck Stop was indeed a real Truck Stop in Columbus County, North Carolina. The Truck Stop was torn down in the late-1980s
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