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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

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 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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Taglines:

U-Turn, U-Die!


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Gunton, Manitoba, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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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

In several shots drivers are visible as the trucks corral the stranded characters inside the truck stop - specifically as they make sharp turns around the fuel pumps. See more »

Quotes

Jack: There was no-one driving, no-one.
Thad: There had to be someone driving with their head down, trucks don't drive by themselves!
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Connections

References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

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A waste of time.
25 August 2005 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Chris Thomson's "Trucks" is loosely based on Stephen King's short story "Trucks".The plot is simple:when a small and remote town is terrorized by trucks without drivers,the local community must try to stay alive at all costs.Many of horror fans probably remember "Maximum Overdrive" by Stephen King.That was extremely cheesy and entertaining film that left me amused.On the other hand,"Trucks" is pretty boring and routine.The acting is mediocre,there is no suspense and the violence is toned down.Timothy Busfield stars as Ray,a man who has a son named Logan.They live in the town and Ray has a thing for Hope(Brenda Bakke).But soon they are all thrown into nightmare,when trucks start killing people.Anyway,I suggest watching "Maximum Overdrive" instead.4 out of 10.A nice cover,though!


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