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Trucks (1997)

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

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9 minutes and 45 seconds into the movie when the man gets out of his truck you can see the mechanical linkages/cables used to move the side view mirror especially when the mirror moves. See more »

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George: They're talking to each other!
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Spoofs Psycho (1960) See more »

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Fantastic Realization of the King Story
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Director Chris Thomsen does superb work in bringing the Stephen King story to the screen as a truly exciting work of cinema. With excellent special effects and stunning cinematography, this is what King's own directorial effort with Maximum Overdrive should have been. Here, King's vision is fleshed out and fully realized as never before. The cast is terrific as well, with Timothy Busfield giving one of his most powerful performances. The tension is unrelenting and beyond endurance at times but those who stay with this fine film until its shattering climax will be richly rewarded by the incredible cinematic experience that is Trucks.


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