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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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25 July 1986 (USA)  »

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$7,433,663 (USA)
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In an interview discussing Under the Dome (2013), Stephen King admitted that this was the worst adaptation of his work. See more »

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When Curtis and Connie first get to the gas station and find the attendant dead you can see his back moving due to him breathing and not doing a good job of acting dead. See more »

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Man At Cashpoint: Honey, come on over here, sugarbuns. This machine just called me an asshole.
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Ride On
Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Bon Scott
Produced by Harry Vanda, George Young
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just for fun
15 July 1999 | by (anaheim, ca) – See all my reviews

Yes its stupid, yes its dumb, yes its whatever negative word you might wanna say, but if you want silly action, this is for you. After a comet passes over earth it leaves some of its demonic haze surrounding the planet. This particular haze takes control of machines, making them deadly killers (for whatever reason). A group of people trying to stay alive hold up at the Dixie Boy truck stop. Some dumb enough to stray from the inside get knocked off, others devise a plan to escape someplace where they can wait out the possession of the comet. Its not the most complex of plots of course, but if you like watching stuff get blown up or people hit by cars or trucks, or watching little leaguers getting neatly pressed by steamrollers, this delivers. (Yes, really, a steamroller).


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