Maximum Overdrive

Maximum Overdrive (1986)

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

  • Genre: Horror, Action, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1986-07-25
  • User Rating: 5.8/10 from 630 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 37min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: DEG
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Stephen King
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From 630 Ratings


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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  • Emilio Estevez

    as William "Bill" Robinson
  • Pat Hingle

    as Bubba Hendershot
  • Laura Harrington

    as Brett
  • Yeardley Smith

    as Connie
  • John Short

    as Curtis
  • Frankie Faison

    as Handy
  • Ellen McElduff

    as Wanda June
  • J.C. Quinn

    as Duncan Keller
  • Giancarlo Esposito

    as Videoplayer
  • Marla Maples

    as 2nd Woman
  • Stephen King

    as Man at Bank ATM (uncredited)
  • Christopher Murney

    as Camp Loman
  • Holter Graham

    as Deke Keller
  • Jack Canon

    as Max
  • John Brasington

    as Frank
  • J. Don Ferguson

    as Andy
  • Leon Rippy

    as Brad
  • Robert Gooden

    as Barry
  • R. Pickett Bugg

    as Rolf
  • Ned Austin

    as Bridgemaster
  • Bob Gunter

    as Coach
  • Bill Huggins

    as Umpire
  • Milton Subotsky

    as Grey Van Driver on Bridge
  • Connie Smith

    as Dead Girl in Car
  • Glenn Randall Jr.

    as Dead Ice Cream Man
  • Bernie Pock

    as Dead Gas Station Attendant
  • Barry Nolan

    as Radio Newscaster (voice)
  • Dean Mumford

    as Motorcycle Guy Sliding Off Drawbridge
  • Elizabeth Mulfaxe

    as Dead Lady in Hedge
  • Bruce Moriarty

    as Dead Man on Porch Swing
  • Gary McLarty

    as Guy in AC DC Van
  • Denver Mattson

    as Dead Man Killed by Chainsaw
  • Evan A. Lottman

    as Grey Van Driver on Bridge
  • Peter Linari

    as Mechanic
  • Julius LeFlore

    as Guy Falling Off Motorcycle and Going Through Car Window
  • Dick Langdon

    as Dump Truck Driver on Bridge
  • David Koseruba

    as Leo - 7th Patron
  • Tabitha King

    as 1st Woman
  • Kent Hays

    as Dead Pizza Guy
  • Gene Hartline

    as AC DC Van Driver
  • Robin Grathwol

    as White Tanker Truck Driver on Bridge
  • Hal Fishman

    as Anchorman Voice (voice)
  • Richard Fire

    as Tom
  • Francois Coertze

    as Dead Tow Truck Driver
  • Chris Britton

    as Drive-Thru Machine Voice (voice)
  • Jock Brandis

    as Dump Truck Driver
  • Christine Anne Baur

    as Dead Woman on Bridge
  • Phil Adams

    as Bobby - Deke's Friend
  • Richard Chapman Jr.

    as Helper
  • Martin Tucker

    as 2nd Man
  • Aimée Leigh

    as 1st Little League Baseball Girl
Writing Stephen King Screenplay
Directing Stephen King Director
Writing Stephen King Short Story
Production Dino De Laurentiis Producer
Production Dino De Laurentiis Executive Producer
Art Hilton Rosemarin Set Designer
Crew Glenn Randall Jr. Stunt Coordinator
Sound Skip Lievsay Sound Editor
Sound Todd Kasow Music Supervisor
Production Martha De Laurentiis Producer
Production Mary Colquhoun Casting
Art Giorgio Postiglione Production Design
Camera Armando Nannuzzi Director of Photography
Editing Evan A. Lottman Editor
Production Don Levin Executive Producer
Production Mel Pearl Executive Producer
Sound Ron Bochar Foley Editor
Sound Lee Dichter Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Angus Young Original Music Composer
Sound Malcolm Young Original Music Composer
Production Milton Subotsky Co-Producer
Costume & Make-Up Clifford Capone Costume Design
Production Marilyn Stonehouse Production Manager
Art Mark S. Turner Sculptor
Production Angela Heald Production Coordinator
Lighting Jock Brandis Gaffer
Crew Dean Gates Makeup Effects
Art Jeffrey Schlatter Construction Coordinator
Sound Mel Zelniker Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Darrell Hanzalik Supervising ADR Editor
Sound Neil L. Kaufman Sound Editor
Directing Tony Lucibello First Assistant Director
Directing Valerie E. Norman Script Supervisor
Crew Thomas Michael Ryan Propmaker
Lighting David W. Strong Rigging Gaffer
Costume & Make-Up Marlana May Makeup Artist
Crew Gordy Wein Makeup Effects
Art David Brace Sculptor
Sound Larry Porche Boom Operator
Sound Michael Steinfeld Sound Editor
Crew Jeff Frink Special Effects
Costume & Make-Up Jayme Bednarczyk Wardrobe Supervisor
Crew Roberto Croci Translator
Crew Mara Trovato Translator
Visual Effects Barry Nolan Visual Effects Supervisor