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
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One of the stories by Stephen King that does not take place or mention his home state of Maine as part of the movie. See more »
You do not reload the M72 anti-tank grenade launcher. It is a one-time-only weapon designed to be tossed away after use. See more »
[hears order board and walks up to it slowly, raising the machine gun and sliding the bolt]
This is for my dad, you loudmouth son of a bitch.
[after shooting the board, unstraps the gun and hands it to Brett]
I don't want this anymore.
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Get sick of movies with intricate plots, outstanding acting, and multiple Academy Award nominations? Then go grab Maximum Overdrive! 90 minutes of mindless truck attacks, rocket launchers and A STEAM ROLLER RUNNING OVER A LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER!!! Now, most readers are probably thinking that this is a pretty sick review, but keep in mind that this is A MOVIE. Not real life. Even with all of this in mind, I think it is fair to say that Stephen King did a fair job with the directing. It's by no means fantastic, but it is far better done than most Cult Classic, B-flicks. Happy watching!
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