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Trucks (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror | Drama | Sci-Fi  -  29 October 1997 (USA)
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Based on the short story by Stephen King, this tells the tail of trucks suddenly coming to life and attacking their owners.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ray
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Hope
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Trucker Bob
Roman Podhora ...
Thad
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Jack
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Logan
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Abby
Victor Cowie ...
George
Sharon Bajer ...
June
Jonathan Barrett ...
Brad
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Trucker Pete
Don Granberry ...
Sheriff (as Don Granbery)
Barbara Lee Edwards ...
TV Reporter
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Refrigerator Truck Driver
Kirk Harper ...
Lino
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A small town truck stop is taken over by driver-less trucks. Possibly caused by a toxic spill in the city. After the trucks cause numerous deaths, the remaining survivors (two teens, their fathers, and another lady citizen) are forced to escape the truck stop. They find it's very difficult to out-smart the trucks. Written by <casbeas@hotmail.com>

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U-Turn, U-Die!


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Rated PG-13 for violence/terror and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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In several shots drivers are visible as the trucks corral the stranded characters inside the truck stop - specifically as they make sharp turns around the fuel pumps. See more »

Quotes

Ray: Get back inside!
Trucker Bob: No way.
Ray: [he points the gun at him] Now!
Trucker Bob: You're bluffin', and I know it.
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References Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

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Now here is something Michael Bay should be remaking!
27 May 2010 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Stephen King's sole directorial effort MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE (1986) apparently wasn't silly enough (or didn't bomb hard enough) to kill the will of producers to remake his short story "Trucks" just over a decade later. In this incarnation, folks are held captive by the title beasts in a rustic truck stop run by Ray (Timothy Busfield). This was made-for- TV with a low budget and is decidedly less goofy so one has to wonder, "Why bother?" I mean, outside of the obvious, "We'll put Kings name on it and make a ton of money." The cast of mostly Canadians is fine and the illogical scenes are abound (if machines are turning on you, why is your plan to ride a motorcycle to steal a helicopter from the Army base? ). The funniest bit is a truck using its mirrors to spy on someone and then trying to play it off when someone catches it. And since when do cars with unexplained sentient powers need to see from the driver's viewpoint? There are a few gory and unrelated kill scenes that look like they were added in post-production, seemingly confirmed by an "additional scenes" end credit. Interestingly, they were produced by William (SCARECROWS) Wesley.


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