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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 enough for the semis to drive through; for example, why don't the trucks run over the diner at the start of the film rather than wait for 90 minutes? ~ Jeremy Beday, Rovi

  • Release date:July 25, 1986

Cast

Emilio Estevez
as Bill Robinson
Pat Hingle
as Hendershot
Laura Harrington
as Brett
Yeardley Smith
as Connie
John Short
as Curt
J.C. Quinn
as Duncan
Ellen McElduff
as Wanda/June
Christopher Murney
as Camp Loman
Bill Huggins
as Umpire
J. Don Ferguson
as Andy
Patrick Miller
as Joe
Connie Smith
Stephen King
as Man At Cashpoint
Martin Tucker
as 2nd Man
Ned Austin
as Bridgemaster
Marla Maples
as 2nd Woman
Leon Rippy
as Brad
Giancarlo Esposito
as Videoplayer
Frankie R. Faison
as Handy
Holter Graham
as Deke
R. Pickett Bugg
as Rolf
John Brasington
as Frank
Barry Bell
as Steve
Jack Canon
as Max

Crew

Stephen King
Director
Martha Schumacher
Producer
Stephen King
Screenwriter
Armando Nannuzzi
Cinematographer
Angus Young
Songwriter
Malcolm Young
Songwriter
Bon Scott
Featured Music
Todd Kasow
Musical Direction/Supervision
Roger Miller
Songwriter
Penelope Shaw
Editor
Evan Lottman
Editor
Giorgio Postiglione
Production Designer
Milton Subotsky
Co-producer
Don Levin
Executive Producer
Mel Pearl
Executive Producer
Hilton Rosemarin
Set Designer
Clifford Capone
Costume Designer
Steve Galich
Special Effects
Stephen King
Short Story Author
Marlana May
Makeup
Dean Gates
Makeup
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