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Maximum Overdrive (1986)

A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal.

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Cast

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John Short ...
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Handy
Pat Miller ...
Joe
Jack Canon ...
Max
Larry Parks ...
Steve (as Barry Bell)
John Brasington ...
Frank
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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Imagine your worst nightmare: machines take over the world! See more »


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25 July 1986 (USA)  »

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Overdrive  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,205,644 (USA) (27 July 1986)

Gross:

$7,433,663 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the film the character Brett says to the bible salesman "eat my shorts" under her breath. Yeardley Smith's Lisa Simpson on The Simpsons (1989), whose brother Bart says that same tag line. See more »

Goofs

When Duncan is killed by the Truck there is blood all over the front grill and bumper. Later you see the Truck and there is no blood. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Man At Cashpoint: Honey, come on over here, sugarbuns. This machine just called me an asshole.
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Soundtracks

For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)
Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Brian Johnson
Produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange
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Silly, Campy, Funny and Highly Entertaining Movie with a Great Soundtrack
15 March 2015 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

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.

"Maximum Overdrive" is a silly, campy, funny and highly entertaining movie by Stephen King with a great soundtrack by AC/DC. Despite the awful story, acting and direction, I saw this cult movie again yesterday afternoon and it makes laugh so stupid it is. Fortunately Stephen King has given up directing movies. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Comboio do Terror" ("Convoy of Terror")


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