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Maximum Overdrive (1986)

R  |   |  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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J. Don Ferguson ...
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Storyline

When Earth passes through the tail of Rea-M rogue comet, the machines come to life and threaten and kill the mankind. A group of survivors is under siege of fierce trucks in the Dixie Boy truck stop in a gas station and they have to fight to survive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Stephen King's masterpiece of terror directed by the master himself. See more »

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

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25 July 1986 (USA)  »

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Ocho días de terror  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$7,433,663 (USA)
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Trivia

The trailer for this film used the John Carpenter/Alan Howarth score from Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982). See more »

Goofs

During the action that precedes the truck striking the Bible salesman and sending him flying, we see footage of him running away from the vehicle. When the two actually collide, it appears as though the Bible salesman is running into the truck, rather than the truck striking him from behind. See more »

Quotes

Bill Robinson: It isn't the comet. It's a broom. Imagine you're a race of aliens, right? And, you're looking for a new place to live. Say you're looking for a planet like you and I looking for a new place to live. A new house. So here's Earth. Only it's like this big old house. And, it's kind of polluted, dirty, and smoky. Grease on the walls, soot in the chimney. So, they send in their interstellar housecleaners. Send in their broom. Sweep us all up. That's what this it is, it's a broom. Using our own ...
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Referenced in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload (2013) See more »

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King of the Road
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highway to hell
20 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

A classic, I know the acting wasn't all that great, you had to love the AC/DC soundtrack. When you mention Maxiumum Overdrive you think of AC/DC, trucks and machines killing and injuring anyone in their way. I liked this movie and really had nothing bad to say about it, I thought it was a good idea for a horror film and maybe not executed out like it could have been, but still very good and entertaining.


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