Maximum Overdrive

Maximum Overdrive

"Stephen King's masterpiece of terror directed by the master himself."
  • R
  • 1986
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 5.5  (30,109)
  • 24

Maximum Overdrive is a Stephen King movie starring Emilio Estevez, playing as Bill Robinson. Bill is a worker at a roadside cafe, mostly because he cannot get to work elsewhere because of his past arrests. His boss constantly uses this against him, and he stays in line and out of his way. While at the the truck stop cafe, things start happening, such as electronics and games turning themselves on and even attacking people. When a couple come in because they were attacked while on the road, things get even more intense when trucks start to roll in to the truck stop with no drivers. Unbeknownst to those inside, the Earth had passed through the tail of a comet that has now made all things electric, even cars and trucks, operate by themselves. When a M274 Mechanical Mule utility carrier enters the truck stop with a mounted M60 gun attached to it, everyone is now being held hostage inside. Through Morse code the trucks make the demand for more gas to refuel them, and if the demands are not met, they threaten to kill everyone inside. Without knowing if this will ever end, each person fights for their life, while trying to keep the trucks out, and keep everyone inside alive.

Maximum Overdrive
Maximum Overdrive
Maximum Overdrive

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Maximum Overdrive is a Stephen King movie starring Emilio Estevez, playing as Bill Robinson. Bill is a worker at a roadside cafe, mostly because he cannot get to work elsewhere because of his past arrests. His boss constantly uses this against him, and he stays in line and out of his way. While at the the truck stop cafe, things start happening, such as electronics and games turning themselves on and even attacking people.

When a couple come in because they were attacked while on the road, things get even more intense when trucks start to roll in to the truck stop with no drivers. Unbeknownst to those inside, the Earth had passed through the tail of a comet that has now made all things electric, even cars and trucks, operate by themselves. When a M274 Mechanical Mule utility carrier enters the truck stop with a mounted M60 gun attached to it, everyone is now being held hostage inside.

Through Morse code the trucks make the demand for more gas to refuel them, and if the demands are not met, they threaten to kill everyone inside. Without knowing if this will ever end, each person fights for their life, while trying to keep the trucks out, and keep everyone inside alive.

Maximum Overdrive is a 1986 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5 and a MetaScore of 24.

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  • Release Date
    1986
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 37 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.5  (30,109)
  • Metascore
    24