Maximum OverdriveDirector: Stephen King
Writer-director Stephen King falls short in his debut at the helm with Maximum Overdrive, an absurd tale about a radiation storm that somehow animates machines across the world, causing them to turn on their makers. The film focuses on a group of survivors held captive at the Dixie Boy Diner by a group of bad-tempered semis. Led by Emilio Estevez, the diner-goers do their impression of Ten Little Indians, waiting their turn until each gets bumped off one by one. There are holes in the plot big enough for the semis to drive through; for example, why don't the trucks run over the diner at the start of the film rather than wait for 90 minutes?
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Cast & Crew
|Emilio Estevez||Bill Robinson|
|Christopher Murney||Camp Loman|
|Clifford Capone||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Martha de Laurentiis||Producer|
|Steve Galich||Special Effects|
|Todd Kasow||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Don Levin||Executive Producer|
|Mel Pearl||Executive Producer|
|Giorgio Postiglione||Production Designer|
|Glenn H. Randall||Stunts|
|Hilton Rosemarin||Set Decoration/Design|
1. Main Titles/A Situation Here! [6:43]
2. That's Some Rig [4:08]
3. Short Circuit [4:39]
4. A Close Call [3:39]
5. Is He Dead? [5:18]
6. Mechanical Revolt [4:35]
7. Duncan, Look Out! [5:16]
8. Surrounded [6:51]
9. Bombs Away! [3:58]
10. I'm Warning You! [5:42]
11. Lights Out [7:09]
12. Dead on Arrival? [6:39]
13. A Lesson in Manners [3:20]
14. You Want a War? [5:52]
15. Morris Code [2:13]
16. Risky Business [4:28]
17. The Coffee Break Is Over [4:25]
18. When I Say Run, You Run [5:15]
19. A Perfect Shot [4:37]
20. End Credits [2:36]
Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital)
Audio: English 2.0 (Dolby Stereo)
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I really loved this movie. So what if it was rated one of the worst films ever made. I still love it and I love the killer soundtrack. AC/DC is one of my favorite heavy metal bands. Horror movies and heavy metal music make an excellent combination. I'll continue watching this movie over and over.
Emelio Estevez was Awesome!!!!!!!! I loved the movie, it was Great!!!
The movie Maximum Overdrive star Emilio Estevez and Pat Hingle who get sorrounded at a diner by trucks who drive by themselves. What do they want? Well find out. This movie is based upon Stephen King's short story Trucks and was written and directed by Stephen King himself. The music is by AC/DC.
I loved this movie, it's so fake that it's good. And the whole soundtrack is AC-DC. What could be better than that?
this was a repeat viewing.... Exciting just didn't like the kids getting hurt at the ball diamond ......
This is one of my favorite Stephen King movies. The movie stays with the storyline of the book which is so rare these days. Emilio Estevez is one of my favorite actors and does a bang up job with this role. Stephen King does his cameo just like Hitchcock used to do in his movies. You have to wonder if this is where the idea for the Terminator originated. The plot of the story is how machines take over. From everyday small appliances to major heavy equipment you have to think about how much our lives depend on machinery. The characters all seem to fit well into the story, even the jerk. I don't want to give away the ending so leave it to say that machines take over and a small band of people have to work out a plot to try to escape. They are pretty much at the mercy of the machines. I recommend this early Stephen King movie as one of the best.