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Maximum Overdrive ()


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A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal.

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Bill Robinson
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Hendershot
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Brett
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Connie
John Short ...
Curt
Ellen McElduff ...
Wanda June
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Duncan
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Camp Loman
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Deke
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Handy
Pat Miller ...
Joe
Jack Canon ...
Max
Larry Parks ...
Steve (as Barry Bell)
John Brasington ...
Frank
J. Don Ferguson ...
Andy
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Brad
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Barry (as Bob Gooden)
R. Pickett Bugg ...
Rolf
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Videoplayer
Martin Tucker ...
2nd Man
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2nd Woman
Ned Austin ...
Bridgemaster
Richard Chapman Jr. ...
Helper
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Coach
Bill Huggins ...
Umpire
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phil Adams ...
Bobby - Deke's Friend (uncredited)
Christine Anne Baur ...
Dead Woman on Bridge (uncredited)
Noah Bentley ...
Little League Baseball Boy Walking With Umpire (uncredited)
Jock Brandis ...
Dump Truck Driver (uncredited)
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Drive-Thru Machine Voice (uncredited) (voice)
George Cox ...
Guy in Red Convertible on Bridge (uncredited)
Hal Fishman ...
Anchorman Voice (uncredited) (voice)
Robin Grathwol ...
White Tanker Truck Driver on Bridge (uncredited)
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AC DC Van Driver (uncredited)
Kent Hays ...
Dead Pizza Guy (uncredited)
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Man at Bank ATM (uncredited)
Dick Langdon ...
Dump Truck Driver on Bridge (uncredited)
Julius LeFlore ...
Guy Falling Off Motorcycle and Going Through Car Window (uncredited)
Evan A. Lottman ...
Grey Van Driver on Bridge (uncredited)
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Dead Man Killed by Chainsaw (uncredited)
Gary McLarty ...
Guy in AC DC Van (uncredited)
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Dead Man on Porch Swing (uncredited)
Elizabeth Mulfaxe ...
Dead Lady in Hedge (uncredited)
Dean Mumford ...
Motorcycle Guy Sliding Off Drawbridge (uncredited)
Bernie Pock ...
Dead Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
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Dead Ice Cream Man (uncredited)
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Dead Woman in Car (uncredited)
Milton Subotsky ...
Grey Van Driver on Bridge (uncredited)

Directed by

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Stephen King

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Stephen King ... (film by)
 
Stephen King ... (written for the screen by)

Produced by

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Dino De Laurentiis ... executive producer
Martha De Laurentiis ... producer (as Martha Schumacher)
Don Levin ... executive producer
Mel Pearl ... executive producer
Milton Subotsky ... co-producer

Music by

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AC/DC

Cinematography by

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Armando Nannuzzi ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Evan A. Lottman ... (as Evan Lottman)

Editorial Department

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David Mann ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Mary Colquhoun

Production Design by

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Giorgio Postiglione

Costume Design by

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Clifford Capone

Makeup Department

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Dean Gates ... special makeup effects artist
Marlana May ... makeup artist
Gordy Wein ... special makeup effects artist

Production Management

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Marilyn Stonehouse ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tony Lucibello ... first assistant director
Elizabeth Scherberger ... second assistant director

Art Department

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David Brace ... sculptor/plasterer
Tim Pope ... assistant prop master
Hilton Rosemarin ... set designer
Thomas Michael Ryan ... propmaker
Jeffrey Schlatter ... construction coordinator
Mark S. Turner ... sculptor

Sound Department

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Michael Berenbaum ... assistant sound editor
Ron Bochar ... foley editor (as Ronald Bochar)
Sara Bolder ... assistant sound editor
Jim Bridges ... sound transfer
Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist
Lee Dichter ... re-recording mixer
Mike Goodman ... assistant sound editor (as Michael Goodman)
Phil Hadaway ... adr engineer
Darrell Hanzalik ... adr supervisor
Chris Hyams-Hart ... digital sound
Neil L. Kaufman ... sound editor (as Neil Kaufman)
James Y. Kwei ... assistant sound editor (as James Kwei)
Skip Lievsay ... sound editor
Robert Nichols ... assistant sound editor
Eliza Paley ... assistant sound editor
Larry Porche ... boom operator
Stuart Stanley ... assistant sound editor
Michael Steinfeld ... sound editor
Steven Visscher ... assistant sound editor
Ed White ... sound mixer
Mel Zelniker ... re-recording mixer

Special Effects by

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Jeff Frink ... special effects
Steve Galich ... special effects (as Steven Galich)

Visual Effects by

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Barry Nolan ... visual effects supervisor

Stunts

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Phil Adams ... stunt performer
Christine Anne Baur ... stunt performer (as Christine Bauer)
Robin Grathwol ... stunt performer
Gene Hartline ... stunt performer
Kent Hays ... stunt performer
Dick Langdon ... stunt performer
Julius LeFlore ... stunt performer
Denver Mattson ... stunt performer
Gary McLarty ... stunt performer
Bruce Moriarty ... stunt performer
Edgard Mourino ... stunt performer (as Edgar Mourino)
Bernie Pock ... stunt performer
Glenn Randall Jr. ... stunt coordinator
George Cox ... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Glass ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Tommy J. Huff ... stunt performer: trucks (uncredited)
David Koseruba ... stunt performer: sailboat (uncredited)
Carey Loftin ... stunt performer: trucks (uncredited)
Dean Mumford ... utility stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jock Brandis ... gaffer
Danny Brown ... crane operator
Joe D'Alessandro ... grip
Silvia Giulietti ... assistant camera
Terry D. Long ... electrician
David W. Strong ... rigging gaffer
Kika Ungaro ... assistant camera (as Chicca Ungaro)
Steve Venetis ... electrician

Casting Department

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Craig Fincannon ... additional casting
Mark Fincannon ... additional casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jayme Bednarczyk ... wardrobe supervisor

Music Department

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Todd Kasow ... music supervisor
Lex Macar ... programmer: Synclavier
Rich Macar ... programmer: Synclavier

Other crew

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Roberto Croci ... translator
Cindy J. Gray ... production secretary
Chip Hackler ... production assistant
Angela Heald ... production coordinator
Michael Klastorin ... unit publicist
Valerie E. Norman ... script supervisor
Mara Trovato ... translator
Michael Parkhurst ... marketing consultant (uncredited) / technical advisor (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

When Earth passes through the tail of Rea-M rogue comet, the machines come to life and start to kill mankind. A group of survivors is under siege from fierce trucks at the Dixie Boy truck stop gas station and they have to fight to survive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Also Known As
  • Overdrive (United States)
  • Rhea M. - Es begann ohne Warnung (Germany)
  • La rebelión de las máquinas (Spain)
  • Ocho días de terror (Peru)
  • Ocho días de terror (Argentina)
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Runtime
  • 98 min
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Budget $10,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $3,205,644, 27 Jul 1986

Did You Know?

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Trivia When asked why he hasn't directed a movie since "Maximum Overdrive", Stephen King responded "Just watch Maximum Overdrive." See more »
Goofs You do not reload the M72 anti-tank grenade launcher. It is a one-time-only weapon designed to be tossed away after use. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Stephen King: O vasilias tou tromou (2009). See more »
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Quotes [first lines]
Man At Cashpoint: Honey, come on over here, sugarbuns. This machine just called me an asshole.
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