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Writers:
Stephen King (short story "Trucks")
Stephen King (written by)
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Release Date:
25 July 1986 (USA) See more »
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Who Made Who? See more »
Plot:
A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Emilio Estevez ... Bill Robinson

Pat Hingle ... Bubba Hendershot
Laura Harrington ... Brett

Yeardley Smith ... Connie
John Short ... Curtis
Ellen McElduff ... Wanda June
J.C. Quinn ... Duncan Keller

Christopher Murney ... Camp Loman

Holter Graham ... Deke Keller

Frankie Faison ... Handy
Pat Miller ... Joe
Jack Canon ... Max
Barry Bell ... Steve Gayton
John Brasington ... Frank
J. Don Ferguson ... Andy

Leon Rippy ... Brad

Robert Gooden ... Harry (as Bob Gooden)
R. Pickett Bugg ... Rolf

Giancarlo Esposito ... Videoplayer
Martin Tucker ... 2nd Man

Marla Maples ... 2nd Woman
Ned Austin ... Bridgemaster
Richard Chapman Jr. ... Helper
Bob Gunter ... Coach
Bill Huggins ... Umpire
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phil Adams ... Bobby - Deke's Friend (uncredited)
Christine Anne Baur ... Dead Woman on Bridge (uncredited)
Noah Bentley ... Little League Baseball Boy Walking With Umpire (uncredited)
Jock Brandis ... Dump Truck Driver (uncredited)

Chris Britton ... Drive-Thru Machine Voice (voice) (uncredited)
George Cox ... Guy in Red Convertible on Bridge (uncredited)
Hal Fishman ... Anchorman Voice (voice) (uncredited)
Robin Grathwol ... White Tanker Truck Driver on Bridge (uncredited)

Gene Hartline ... AC DC Van Driver (uncredited)
Kent Hays ... Dead Pizza Guy (uncredited)

Stephen King ... Man at Bank ATM (uncredited)
Dick Langdon ... Dump Truck Driver on Bridge (uncredited)
Julius LeFlore ... Guy Falling Off Motorcycle and Going Through Car Window (uncredited)
Evan A. Lottman ... Grey Van Driver on Bridge (uncredited)

Denver Mattson ... Dead Man Killed by Chainsaw (uncredited)
Gary McLarty ... Guy in AC DC Van (uncredited)

Bruce Moriarty ... Dead Man on Porch Swing (uncredited)
Elizabeth Mulfaxe ... Dead Lady in Hedge (uncredited)
Dean Mumford ... Motorcycle Guy Sliding Off Drawbridge (uncredited)
Bernie Pock ... Dead Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
Glenn Randall Jr. ... Dead Ice Cream Man (uncredited)
Connie Smith ... Dead Woman in Car (uncredited)
Milton Subotsky ... Grey Van Driver on Bridge (uncredited)

Directed by
Stephen King 
 
Writing credits
Stephen King (short story "Trucks")

Stephen King (written by)

Produced by
Dino De Laurentiis .... executive producer
Martha De Laurentiis .... producer (as Martha Schumacher)
Don Levin .... executive producer
Mel Pearl .... executive producer
Milton Subotsky .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
AC/DC 
 
Cinematography by
Armando Nannuzzi (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Evan A. Lottman  (as Evan Lottman)
 
Casting by
Mary Colquhoun 
 
Production Design by
Giorgio Postiglione 
 
Costume Design by
Clifford Capone 
 
Makeup Department
Dean Gates .... special makeup effects artist
Marlana May .... makeup artist
Gordy Wein .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Marilyn Stonehouse .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Lucibello .... first assistant director
Elizabeth Scherberger .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
David Brace .... sculptor/plasterer
Hilton Rosemarin .... set designer
Thomas Michael Ryan .... propmaker
Jeffrey Schlatter .... construction coordinator
Mark S. Turner .... sculptor
 
Sound Department
Michael Berenbaum .... assistant sound editor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
Phil Hadaway .... adr engineer
Darrell Hanzalik .... supervising adr editor
Chris Hyams-Hart .... digital sound
Neil L. Kaufman .... sound editor
Rich Macar .... sound editor
Larry Porche .... boom operator
Greg Sheldon .... sound editor
Steven Visscher .... supervising assistant sound editor
Ed White .... sound mixer
Mel Zelniker .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Jeff Frink .... special effects
Steve Galich .... special effects (as Steven Galich)
 
Visual Effects by
Barry Nolan .... special visual effects
 
Stunts
Phil Adams .... stunts
Christine Anne Baur .... stunts (as Christine Bauer)
George Cox .... stunts
Robin Grathwol .... stunts
Gene Hartline .... stunts
Kent Hays .... stunts
Dick Langdon .... stunts
Julius LeFlore .... stunts
Carey Loftin .... stunt driver
Denver Mattson .... stunts
Gary McLarty .... stunts
Bruce Moriarty .... stunts
Edgard Mourino .... stunts (as Edgar Mourino)
Dean Mumford .... utility stunts
Bernie Pock .... stunts
Glenn Randall Jr. .... stunt coordinator
Tom Glass .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Tommy J. Huff .... stunt driver (uncredited)
David Koseruba .... stunt double on sailboat (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jock Brandis .... gaffer
Joe D'Alessandro .... grip
Silvia Giulietti .... assistant camera
Terry D. Long .... electrician
Kika Ungaro .... assistant camera (as Chicca Ungaro)
Steve Venetis .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Craig Fincannon .... additional casting
Mark Fincannon .... additional casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jayme Bednarczyk .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
David Mann .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Todd Kasow .... music editor
 
Other crew
Roberto Croci .... translator
Cindy J. Gray .... production secretary
Chip Hackler .... production assistant
Angela Heald .... production coordinator
Michael Klastorin .... unit publicist
Valerie E. Norman .... script supervisor
Mara Trovato .... translator
 

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97 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The title of the film is referenced in "The Simpsons" (1989) episode "Maximum Homerdrive", in which Homer Simpson takes over a truck driver's delivery and finds out that his truck is controlled by an on board computer. Yeardley Smith, who plays Connie in the film, is the voice of Lisa Simpson in the show.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: You do not reload the M72 anti-tank grenade launcher. It is a one-time-only weapon designed to be tossed away after use.See more »
Quotes:
Man At Cashpoint:[First lines]
[as the ATM machine is calling him an asshole]
Man At Cashpoint:Honeybun! This machine just called me an asshole!
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)See more »

FAQ

Is the uncut version with head explosion available anywhere?
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53 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
"Who made Who?", 30 August 2002
Author: Backlash007 from Kentucky

For those of us who like Maximum Overdrive, we are apparently in the minority. I view it as a funny and entertaining, B-grade action/sci-fi flick. There's mass destruction and tons of carnage as everything on-screen is blown to bits...plus it's got Emilio Estevez. What's better than that? The movie does require major suspension of disbelief as some of the story elements don't work (for example: the honeymooner's car works just fine, but every other machine on earth, from lawn-mowers, electric knives, trucks, and even steam-rollers, go haywire). But then again, this movie is all about fun. The best part of the movie (besides Emilio) is that no one is shown any sympathy...not even kids; in one stand-out scene, a steam-roller comes out of nowhere and completely squashes this innocent kid. Maximum Overdrive is a cool and outrageous cult classic that Stephen King should be proud of. Sadly, I feel that King will never direct again.

Note for genre buffs: C.H.U.D. alumni Frankie Faison and J.C. Quinn star in the movie. King himself also cameos as the ATM guy.

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