Maximum Overdrive

  • 1986
  • Movie
  • R
  • Horror

Possibly no contemporary author has ever been as abused by the movies as Stephen King has, though this time he has no one to blame but himself. The plot hinges on a comet passing near the Earth and mysteriously turning some (but not all) machines into mad killers. At the Dixie Boy truck stop, several semis besiege the patrons and staff, including manager...read more

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Maximum Overdrive - Official Trailer
02:00 — A passing comet has an unusual effect on inanimate objects in Stephen King's directorial debut of his own short story.
(Movie Clip) On June 19th, 1987
Stephen King is writer and, for the only time in his career, director, executing his cameo in this opening sequence, shot economically in Wilmington, (more…)
(Movie Clip) Short Circuit, Maybe
We've seen a drawbridge malfunction and more troubles emerging, at a truck stop on the North Carolina coast, Emilio Estevez the cook, Pat Hingle the b (more…)
(Movie Clip) You Low Down Scumball!
Rebellious machines have squirted diesel in the face of mechanic and concerned father Duncan (J.C. Quinn), cook Bill (Emilio Estevez) urging caution, (more…)

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  • Released: 1986
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Possibly no contemporary author has ever been as abused by the movies as Stephen King has, though this time he has no one to blame but himself. The plot hinges on a comet passing near the Earth and mysteriously turning some (but not all) machines into mad… (more)

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