Maximum Overdrive (1986)
Average Rating: 3/10
Reviews Counted: 12
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 10
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Release Date: Jul 25, 1986 Wide
Average Rating: 2.9/5
User Ratings: 44,185
Writer-director Stephen King falls short in his debut at the helm with Maximum Overdrive, an absurd tale about a radiation storm that somehow animates machines across the world, causing them to turn on their makers. The film focuses on a group of survivors held captive at the Dixie Boy Diner by a group of bad-tempered semis. Led by Emilio Estevez, the diner-goers do their impression of Ten Little Indians, waiting their turn until each gets bumped off one by one. There are holes in the plot big
Jul 25, 1986 Wide
Apr 10, 2001
Lorimar Home Video
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Stephen King has admitted himself that he was coked out of his mind during the making of this. Well... duh!
Truck stop attacked by mechanical objects, including trucks, gone awry! Based on Stephen King story.
This is why other people usually direct King's writing.
Maximum Crap. It sorta revived AC/DC, if that matters.
Most of the characters are so annoying that you want them to die ... a recipe' for a railroad-spike lobotomy migraine
A suitably schlocky Stephen King story.
" 'Maximum Tedium' -- the year
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