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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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U-Turn, U-Die!


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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

The power in the area is out, and later the backup generator is shown being destroyed by the trucks. However, the electric gas pumps continue to function for the refueling scenes while the people are using candles and lamps inside. See more »

Quotes

Electrician: [angry/shouting] I'm gonna kick your ass! You son of a bitch!
Electrician: [calling/shouting] Help! I need some help up here! Help!
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An excellent Stephen King film
22 November 2001 | by joeyc79See all my reviews

Trucks does stephen king very little justice. It is a film about a small town of people terrorized by unmanned trucks. It is basically a standard length movie, it is compiled of a cast including sharon Bajer and Jay Brazeau. It also has a notable Cameo of Alexander Cowan who is the lead guitarist in the group "Michelle Bear" This film has a number of parts which somewhat resemble maximum overdrive, including the truckstop e.t.c. But I watched this film and now that it is over I am anxiously awaiting a sequel.


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