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Maximum Overdrive (1986)

 -  Action | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  25 July 1986 (USA)
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A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal.

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Pat Miller ...
Joe
Jack Canon ...
Max
Barry Bell ...
Steve Gayton
John Brasington ...
Frank
J. Don Ferguson ...
Andy
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Storyline

For 8 days in 1986, the earth passed through the tail of a mysterious Rea-M rogue comet. During that time, machines on earth suddenly come to life and terrorize their human creators. A small group of people in a truck stop, surrounded by "alive" semi-trailers, set out to stop the machines before the machines stop them. Written by Matt McQuillan <mjment@hotmail.com>

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truck | machine | truck stop | earth | comet | See more »

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 July 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ocho días de terror  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$7,433,663 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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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. See more »

Goofs

At the end when the Dixie Boy survivors are leaving on the boat the person piloting the vessel has wavy hair, is wearing a blue shirt with a shoulder holster and was never in the film at any point. In the next shot the vessel is being piloted by Steve with his curly hair and Dixie Boy jumpsuit. See more »

Quotes

Bill Robinson: Jesus is coming and he is pissed!
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Who Made Who
Performed by AC/DC
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AC/DC Songs Save The Movie
20 August 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is only decent if you are an AC/DC fan. This movie seems more like a 1 1/2 hour AC/DC music video than a movie.

I give the movie a 7 out of 10. One for the movie and 6 for AC/DC.

If they do a sequel, maybe they have all Blue Oyster Cult music.


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