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Trucks -- 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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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Stephen King (short story)
Brian Taggert (teleplay)
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Release Date:
29 October 1997 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
U-Turn, U-Die!
Plot:
Based on the short story by Stephen King, this tells the tail of trucks suddenly coming to life and attacking their owners. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Timothy Busfield ... Ray

Brenda Bakke ... Hope

Aidan Devine ... Trucker Bob
Roman Podhora ... Thad

Jay Brazeau ... Jack

Brendan Fletcher ... Logan

Amy Stewart ... Abby
Victor Cowie ... George
Sharon Bajer ... June
Jonathan Barrett ... Brad

Rick Skene ... Trucker Pete
Don Granberry ... Sheriff (as Don Granbery)
Barbara Lee Edwards ... TV Reporter

Gene Pyrz ... Refrigerator Truck Driver
Kirk Harper ... Lino
Harry Nelken ... Phil
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Brown ... Gas Station Customer in Car (uncredited)

Shane Cardwell ... Hazmat Worker 2 (uncredited)

Erich Martin Hicks ... Hazmat Suit Killer with Axe (uncredited)
Terence Kelly ... ill-fated Mailman (uncredited)
Chuck Robinson ... Lunar town Bus Driver (uncredited)
Geoff Williams ... Tanker Truck Driver (uncredited)
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Directed by
Chris Thomson 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Stephen King (short story)

Brian Taggert (teleplay)

Produced by
Mark Amin .... executive producer
Bruce David Eisen .... co-producer
Greg Griffin .... executive producer
Jerry Leider .... executive producer
Jonathon Komack Martin .... co-producer
Derek Mazur .... executive producer
Richard Reisberg .... executive producer (as Richard S. Reisberg)
Michael J.F. Scott .... co-producer (as Michael Scott)
 
Original Music by
Michael Richard Plowman 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Draper (director of photography) (as Rob Draper)
 
Film Editing by
Lara Mazur 
 
Casting by
Ellen Meyer 
 
Production Design by
David Ferguson 
 
Art Direction by
James Phillips  (as Jim Phillips)
 
Set Decoration by
Kim Forrest 
 
Costume Design by
Darena Snowe 
 
Makeup Department
Pamela M. Athayde .... key makeup artist (as Pamela Athayde)
Rosemarie Diekmann .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Lara Mazur .... post-production supervisor
Shaunna O'Brien-Moran .... executive in charge of production: Credo Entertainment Corporation
Lesley Oswald .... assistant production manager
Vonnie von Helmolt .... production manager (as Vonnie Von Helmolt)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Danielle Dumesnil .... third assistant director
Don Granberry .... first assistant director (as Don Granbery)
Ron Oxley .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Kristen Deem .... art department assistant
Matt Holm .... set dresser
Ken Hart Swain .... assistant props (as Ken Hart-Swain)
Ernie Thiessen .... construction coordinator
Ken Wills .... property master
 
Sound Department
Michael Colomby .... sound re-recording mixer
Gordon Durity .... sound effects editor
Gordon Durity .... sound re-recording mixer
Patrick Haskill .... sound effects editor
Philip Hunter .... dialogue editor
Gael MacLean .... sound designer
Gael MacLean .... sound supervisor
Dave Stephens .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Cara E. Anderson .... special effects assistant
Rory Cutler .... special effects coordinator
Darcy Davis .... special effects assistant
Erich Martin Hicks .... special effects: pick-up shots
Kevin Stadnyk .... special effects crew
 
Stunts
Leigh Bianco .... stunts (as Leigh Brinkman)
David Brown .... stunt driver (as Dave Brown)
Shane Cardwell .... stunts
Wayne Downer .... stunt performer
Jill Herman .... stunt performer
Tommy J. Huff .... stunt driver
Gary Rimmer .... stunt performer
Chuck Robinson .... stunt driver
Maurice Santia .... stunts
Moris Santia .... stunts (as Maurice Santia)
Ron Van Hart .... stunt performer
Len Wagner .... stunt performer
Geoff Williams .... stunts
Helen Young .... stunt performer
Rick Skene .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Allan Belyea .... grip
Grace Donaldson .... grip
Keith Holland .... additional cinematographer
Stephan Lentz .... key grip
Paul Michaud .... still photographer
David Perkins .... focus puller: "a" camera
Norman Porticella .... assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Bette Chadwick .... casting: Canada
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ina Hanford .... lead dresser
 
Editorial Department
David C. Whitten .... color timer
 
Transportation Department
Dave Perich .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Anna Marie Boquist .... production secretary
Ken Friss .... script supervisor
Anastasia Geras .... production coordinator
Ross Ikeda .... post-production accountant
Nghia Nguyen .... legal services
David Porter .... chef
Sherry Starkell .... set coordinator (as Sherri Starkwell)
Teena Timm .... production assistant
Cami Winikoff .... executive in charge of production: Trimark
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violence/terror and a scene of sensuality (original rating)
Runtime:
Australia:95 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Canada:18A | Germany:18 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | UK:18 | USA:R (edited for re-rating) | USA:PG-13 (original rating)
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The electrical substation explodes before the U.S. Army truck hits it.See more »
Quotes:
Tanker Truck Driver:[throwing arms over face/screaming] AHHHHHHH!See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Twilight Zone" (1959)See more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Now here is something Michael Bay should be remaking!, 27 May 2010
Author: udar55 from Williamsburg, VA

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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