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Maximum Overdrive (1986)

 -  Action | Comedy | Horror  -  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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J. Don Ferguson ...
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Storyline

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 Matt McQuillan <mjment@hotmail.com>

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25 July 1986 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$7,433,663 (USA)
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Trivia

Some trucks used in the movie were from local businesses and the actual names of the businesses remained on the trucks in the movie. See more »

Goofs

After the truck explodes, Curtis and Connie stop to watch and take a breather. As they do, the crew and lights can be seen in the chrome on the side of their side view mirror. See more »

Quotes

Connie: Curtis? Are you dead?
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Chase The Ace
Performed by AC/DC
Written in 1986
Written especially for Maximum Overdrive
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20 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

A classic, I know the acting wasn't all that great, you had to love the AC/DC soundtrack. When you mention Maxiumum Overdrive you think of AC/DC, trucks and machines killing and injuring anyone in their way. I liked this movie and really had nothing bad to say about it, I thought it was a good idea for a horror film and maybe not executed out like it could have been, but still very good and entertaining.


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