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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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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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Ocho días de terror  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,433,663 (USA)
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The only Stephen King story turned into a movie to be directed by King himself. See more »

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The image of the earth shown at the beginning of the movie is reversed. 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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Referenced in Naturally, Sadie: Maximum Overdrive (2006) See more »

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King of the Road
Written by Roger Miller
[The song played by the My-T Tas-T ice cream truck]
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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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