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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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Evil's wheels. See more »

Genres:

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

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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

When Bill gets called into Mr. Hendershot's office to discuss his time card the clock behind Bill says 10:06 (and approx 10 seconds). The clock is broken and reads the same time the entire scene including the second hand. See more »

Quotes

Camp Loman: [upon seeing a semi crash into his new car] Cocksucker!
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Shake Your Foundations
Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Brian Johnson
Performed by AC/DC
Written in 1985
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A guilty pleasure.
7 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

Oh, how I wished I hated this movie. However, I don't...I actually enjoy this movie a lot. All the critics hate it, most people I talk to hate it, but I like it. Maybe it is the cool AC/DC soundtrack...I don't know. The action is pretty good and there are some pretty good kills in this one, though it isn't anything that is very scary at all. A couple of the scenes are annoying, but for the most part I enjoy this take on the King short story "Trucks". This one has the machines of the world suddenly turning on humans, though in the end it is mainly trucks that are featured. Survivors at a gas station are stranded there as the trucks circle the facility. They have to find a way out or else. This isn't a movie that is worthy of awards or something, but I think it is a fun movie to watch.


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