Based on the short story by Stephen King, this tells the tale of trucks suddenly coming to life and attacking their owners.

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Cast

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 Granbery ...
Sheriff
Barbara Lee Edwards ...
TV Reporter
Gene Pyrz ...
Refrigerator Truck Driver
Kirk Harper ...
Lino
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Storyline

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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29 October 1997 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The Westway Refrigerated truck, the main adversary, is a Western Star. The Happy Toys truck in "Maximum Overdrive" is also a Western Star. See more »

Goofs

A female character attacks a truck with an ax, hitting it several times on the body with little effect, and then embeds the ax in the windshield, but then from an opposite camera angle we see a male character rescuing her and the windshield is clearly NOT affected by the ax. See more »

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Logan: Dad, it's too quiet here.
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References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

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Pointless remake which contains funniest movie death ever!

Why bother re-making 'Maximum Overdrive'? This is just another of the universe's imponderables, but stick with this movie, your patience will be rewarded with what must be the funniest movie death ever: a gormless mailman is battered to death by a Tonka toy, and the gore sprays like raspberry jam from a doughnut. In the cast is the marvellous Brendan Fletcher, one of the finest actors of his generation, and again the question recurs:WHY WHY WHY?


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