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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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3 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Pat Miller ...
Joe
Jack Canon ...
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Barry Bell ...
John Brasington ...
Frank
J. Don Ferguson ...
Andy
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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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The day horror went into overdrive. See more »


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25 July 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ocho días de terror  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

The symbols flashing on the "Star Castle" video game in the truck stop are those typically used by researchers of clairvoyance and ESP. See more »

Goofs

A caption at the start gives the time, to the exact second, of the passage of the Earth through the extraordinarily diffuse tail of a comet. Such precision cannot be achieved, due to the impossibility of defining the start & end of the transit. 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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Connections

Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Children of the Corn (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Chase The Ace
Written by Angus Young and Malcolm Young
Performed by AC/DC
Written in 1986
Written especially for Maximum Overdrive
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HOORAH, STEAM ROLLER!!!!
14 June 2003 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

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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