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Maximum Surge (2003)

PG-13 | | Sci-Fi | TV Movie 23 June 2003
When a super computer is linked to a video game network, a computer programmer who designed the game must enter the virtual reality world of his fantasies and defeat the computer before it causes a worldwide information crash.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jo (archive footage)
Drexel (archive footage)
Elaine Barker (as Dominika Wolski)
Steve Hunter
Mr. Brinkman
Craig McNair ...
NPD Officer Pinkerton
Marek Wiedman ...
Professor Roswell
Manny Petruzzelli ...
Drexel (voice)
Boxing Cornerman (archive footage)
Boxing Announcer (archive footage)


Ace game programmer, Steve Hunter is sucked into a virtual computer game world controlled by Drexel, the world's fastest computer addicted to computer games. To save humankind and himself, Steve must do battle inside Drexel's world with the aid of JO an AI robot he created. Written by Lindsay James

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Vitual Reality... Bytes



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and some dialogue


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Release Date:

23 June 2003 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Game Over  »

Box Office


CAD 1,000,000 (estimated)

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Combines 65 minutes of new film footage with 35 minutes of film footage acquired from five separate full motion video computer games. In a similar manner to the original Raymond Burr Godzilla, all scenes with Yasmine Bleeth and 'Walter Koenig' were originally shot for computer games that never made it to market in 1998. It weaves together a new story and plot connecting the various games together. See more »


Edited from Maximum Surge (1996) See more »

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This film will bring you closer to your grave.
19 January 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I joined IMDb with the intent of writing about Maximum Surge. In the event that something may have happened to me before I signed on, I would have been unable to warn people away from watching this terrible, awful film. That, I imagine, would have been extremely bad for my karma. It's taken a few years since this film was made, but now perhaps my soul will find peace.

First and foremost, Maximum Surge is just excruciating to watch. Beware of films that are so bad, they are good, this isn't one of them. Likely you will only see it on television, if you do, you must change the channel or turn it off lest you become one of those sad, lost minority who sat through the whole thing.

Much of the filming took place at a school I used to work at. The filming was brief. Although the school had a policy of showing films every weekend, Maximum Surge was never shown. This was the film shot in the one place you'd figure would guarantee that it would be shown. Nope. It was so bad, you couldn't even show it to the people who worked at the location is was shot in. The school has since been sold to a large American conglomerate.

Maximum Surge will induce maximum purge of brain cells, of slack, of life force, of anything that you value as important to your life and well-being. Stay away at all costs.

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