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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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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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The day horror went into overdrive. 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)

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$7,433,663 (USA)
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When asked why he hasn't directed a movie since "Maximum Overdrive", Stephen King responded "Just watch Maximum Overdrive." See more »

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When the coach starts to fall over, a third soda can hits him in the face but there's no wound or blood. When the boy crawls over to him, we see a perfect hole and blood everywhere. See more »

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Bill Robinson: Adios, motherfucker!
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Version of Trucks (1997) See more »

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Ride On
Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Bon Scott
Performed by AC/DC
Written in 1976
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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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