Maximum Overdrive

Maximum Overdrive

Director: Stephen King Cast: Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington
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Maximum Overdrive

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?

Product Details

Release Date: 11/07/2006
UPC: 0692865147336
Original Release: 1986
Rating: PG
Source: Trinity Home Ent
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Letterbox]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:38:00

Special Features

Widescreen presentation; Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital) English 2.0 (Dolby Stereo); Subtitles: English; Scene selection; Digitally mastered; Interactive menus; English Closed Captioning

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Emilio Estevez Bill Robinson
Pat Hingle Hendershot
Laura Harrington Brett
Yeardley Smith Connie
John Short Curt
Ellen McElduff Wanda/June
J.C. Quinn Duncan
Christopher Murney Camp Loman
Leon Rippy Brad

Technical Credits
Stephen King Director,Screenwriter
Clifford Capone Costumes/Costume Designer
Martha de Laurentiis Producer
Steve Galich Special Effects
Dean Gates Makeup
Brian Johnson Songwriter
Todd Kasow Musical Direction/Supervision
Don Levin Executive Producer
Evan Lottman Editor
Marlana May Makeup
Roger Miller Songwriter
Armando Nannuzzi Cinematographer
Mel Pearl Executive Producer
Giorgio Postiglione Production Designer
Glenn H. Randall Stunts
Hilton Rosemarin Set Decoration/Design
Martha Schumacher Producer
Penelope Shaw Editor
Milton Subotsky Co-producer
Angus Young Songwriter
Malcolm Young Songwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Maximum Overdrive
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]

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Maximum Overdrive 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Emelio Estevez was Awesome!!!!!!!! I loved the movie, it was Great!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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?
gypsyrosetc More than 1 year ago
this was a repeat viewing.... Exciting just didn't like the kids getting hurt at the ball diamond ......
BigTimeReaderDD More than 1 year ago
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.
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