Maximum Overdrive

Stephen King's masterpiece of terror directed by the master himself.

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Podcast Release Date:
Jun 17, 2014

Trucks Series Episode 1

Dirty podcasts done dirt cheap!

In 1986 Stephen King promised to scare the hell out of us, while Marvel’s Green Goblin glowed behind him. The film was Maximum Overdrive–an adaptation of the author’s short story “Trucks” from the Night Shift collection. It didn’t scare up much money at the box office with the prolific horror author behind the camera and Brat Packer Emilio Estevez starring is this film a lost gem? Truck on to to find out!

Explicit: This is an uncensored podcast which may contain strong language and adult content that is not appropriate for all ages.

Arnie is also reviewing all the original King Night Shift short stories at the Books & Nachos podcast! Head there now to hear reviews including the original short story that inspired this film: “Trucks”!

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Movie Details

Stephen King
Original Title
Maximum Overdrive
Maximum Overdrive
Stephen King
Martha De Laurentiis
Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington, Yeardley Smith, John Short, Frankie Faison, Ellen McElduff, J. C. Quinn, Giancarlo Esposito, Marla Maples, Stephen King, Christopher Murney, Holter Graham, Jack Canon, John Brasington, J. Don Ferguson, Leon Rippy, Robert Gooden, R. Pickett Bugg, Ned Austin, Bob Gunter, Bill Huggins, Milton Subotsky, Connie Smith, Glenn Randall Jr., Bernie Pock, Barry Nolan, Dean Mumford, Elizabeth Mulfaxe, Bruce Moriarty, Gary McLarty, Denver Mattson, Evan A. Lottman, Peter Linari, Julius LeFlore, Dick Langdon, David Koseruba, Tabitha King, Kent Hays, Gene Hartline, Robin Grathwol, Hal Fishman, Richard Fire, Francois Coertze, Christopher Britton, Jock Brandis, Christine Anne Baur, Phil Adams, Richard Chapman Jr., Martin Tucker, Aimée Leigh
1 h 37 min
Release Date
25 July 1986
Horror, Action, Science Fiction
When a comet passes close to the earth, machines all over the world come alive and go on homicidal rampages. A group of people at a desolate truck stop are held hostage by a gang of homicidal 18-wheelers. The frightened people set out to defeat the killer machines ... or be killed by them.

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