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Release Date:
25 July 1986 (USA) See more »
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A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Emilio Estevez ... Bill Robinson

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

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

Christopher Murney ... Camp Loman

Holter Graham ... Deke

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

Leon Rippy ... Brad

Robert Gooden ... Barry (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 (film by)

Stephen King (written for the screen 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
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
Tim Pope .... assistant prop master
Hilton Rosemarin .... set designer
Thomas Michael Ryan .... propmaker
Jeffrey Schlatter .... construction coordinator
Mark S. Turner .... sculptor
Sound Department
Michael Berenbaum .... assistant sound editor
Ron Bochar .... foley editor (as Ronald Bochar)
Sara Bolder .... assistant sound editor
Jim Bridges .... sound transfer
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
Mike Goodman .... assistant sound editor (as Michael Goodman)
Phil Hadaway .... adr engineer
Darrell Hanzalik .... adr supervisor
Chris Hyams-Hart .... digital sound
Neil L. Kaufman .... sound editor (as Neil Kaufman)
James Y. Kwei .... assistant sound editor (as James Kwei)
Skip Lievsay .... sound editor
Robert Nichols .... assistant sound editor
Eliza Paley .... assistant sound editor
Larry Porche .... boom operator
Stuart Stanley .... assistant sound editor
Michael Steinfeld .... sound editor
Steven Visscher .... 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 .... visual effects supervisor
Phil Adams .... stunt performer
Christine Anne Baur .... stunt performer (as Christine Bauer)
Robin Grathwol .... stunt performer
Gene Hartline .... stunt performer
Kent Hays .... stunt performer
Dick Langdon .... stunt performer
Julius LeFlore .... stunt performer
Denver Mattson .... stunt performer
Gary McLarty .... stunt performer
Bruce Moriarty .... stunt performer
Edgard Mourino .... stunt performer (as Edgar Mourino)
Bernie Pock .... stunt performer
Glenn Randall Jr. .... stunt coordinator
George Cox .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Glass .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Tommy J. Huff .... stunt performer: trucks (uncredited)
David Koseruba .... stunt performer: sailboat (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunt performer: trucks (uncredited)
Dean Mumford .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jock Brandis .... gaffer
Danny Brown .... crane operator
Joe D'Alessandro .... grip
Silvia Giulietti .... assistant camera
Terry D. Long .... electrician
David W. Strong .... rigging gaffer
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 supervisor
Lex Macar .... programmer: Synclavier
Rich Macar .... programmer: Synclavier
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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Additional Details

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97 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2006) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:12 (video rating) | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:16 (theatrical and VHS version)
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Did You Know?

If you listen closely you can hear the ice cream truck's tune is "King of the Road".See more »
Continuity: When Duncan is killed by the Truck there is a little bit of blood all over the front grill and bumper. Moments later you see the Truck and there is a lot of blood.See more »
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:
Referenced in Yes Man (2008)See more »
Sink the PinkSee more »


Is the uncut version with head explosion available anywhere?
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
AC/DC Songs Save The Movie, 20 August 2001
Author: Zombie_CPA from United States

This movie is only decent if you are an AC/DC fan. This movie seems more like a 1 1/2 hour AC/DC music video than a movie.

I give the movie a 7 out of 10. One for the movie and 6 for AC/DC.

If they do a sequel, maybe they have all Blue Oyster Cult music.

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