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Trucks (1997)

Aliens arrive, parking in a geostationary orbit over Nevada. Using powers unknown to us, they declare war, and use unmanned trucks as weapons.

Director:

Chris Thomson

Writers:

Stephen King (short story), Brian Taggert (teleplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Busfield ... Ray
Brenda Bakke ... Hope
Aidan Devine ... Trucker Bob
Roman Podhora Roman Podhora ... Thad
Jay Brazeau ... Jack
Brendan Fletcher ... Logan
Amy Stewart ... Abby
Victor Cowie Victor Cowie ... George
Sharon Bajer ... June
Jonathan Barrett Jonathan Barrett ... Brad
Rick Skene ... Trucker Pete
Don Granbery ... Sheriff
Barbara Lee Edwards Barbara Lee Edwards ... TV Reporter
Gene Pyrz Gene Pyrz ... Refrigerator Truck Driver
Kirk Harper 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!


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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

The electrical substation explodes before the U.S. Army truck hits it. See more »

Quotes

Hazmat Worker 1: Base. This is Andromeda-601, do you copy? Over.
Hazmat Worker 1: Base. This is Andromeda-601. Do you copy? Over.
Hazmat Worker 1: Yeah, we're about 30 miles east of ground zero.
Hazmat Worker 1: [to his partner] You better suit up.
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References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

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REALLY BAD Maximum Overdrive
22 November 2007 | by sternrulezSee all my reviews

I guess it's safe to say that "loosely based" is a good thing. What I'm talking about is that, according to Wikipedia, Maximum Overdrive (which is an EXCELLENT movie) was "loosely based" on the short story "Trucks". I don't really know if this story was meant as a remake of MO, but it should have been left in the can and burned. The acting is deplorable, and overall just not worth wasting your time on. For a really good "killer vehicle" movie, take this back to the video store and exchange it for MO...you'll be glad you did. In fact, break the disc on the way there and tell them it was damaged when you got home..that way no one ELSE will make the mistake of renting it.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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