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Maximum Surge (2003)

PG-13 | | Sci-Fi | TV Movie 23 June 2003
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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.


Jason Bourque


Keith Shaw





Cast overview, first billed only:
Yasmine Bleeth ... Jo (archive footage)
Walter Koenig ... Drexel (archive footage)
Dominika Juillet ... Elaine Barker (as Dominika Wolski)
Woody Jeffreys ... Steve Hunter
Doug Abrahams ... Mr. Brinkman
Craig McNair Craig McNair ... NPD Officer Pinkerton
Marek Wiedman Marek Wiedman ... Commander
Alvin Sanders ... Professor Roswell
Erin Karpluk ... Zoey
France Perras ... Synthi
Manny Petruzzelli Manny Petruzzelli ... Drexel (voice)
Brian Dobson ... DJ
Andy Hirsch ... Codec
Dick Miller ... Boxing Cornerman (archive footage)
Michael Buffer ... 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


Official Sites:

Insight Film


Canada | USA



Release Date:

23 June 2003 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Game Over See more »


Box Office


CAD 1,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Insight Film Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Did You Know?


In the trailer, Walter Koenig's own voice is used for the scenes with the humanoid Drexel. In the actual film however, all of Koenig's dialogue is overdubbed by Manny Petruzzelli. See more »


Edited from Maximum Surge (1996) See more »

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Fascinating but Failed Attempt at Virtual Reality
23 January 2019 | by tabunoSee all my reviews

1 April 2005. If only this movie had had a better script, better acting, better budget. This cinematic ally compelling but uninvolving movie sputters with a series of possible fascinating starts and stops in its way to a so-so ending. This great looking virtual reality series of scenes, reminiscent of Brainstorm, the premise of this movie is good - with lots of exciting, but usually poorly executed scenes with our star-virtual reality expert seemingly outmatched under most circumstances. Not a lot of brains here nor a lot of sympathy as our star actor gets punched and bruised and in some instances, almost seems to deserve it. There are some nifty cameos, poorly used. It is unfortunate that this movie couldn't have lifted itself higher because the creative idea and the photography was there. The storyline barely holds together, the dizzying spectacle of multiple virtual realities had promise. Overall, perhaps it was only the bare legs of the our feminine heroine who even seemed helpless, ditsy self that made the movie watchable. A lukewarm four out of ten stars.

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