Maximum Overdrive

Maximum Overdrive (1986)

Imagine your worst nightmare...machines take over the world!

  • Genre: Horror, Action, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1986-07-25
  • User Rating: 5.8/10 from 701 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 37min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: DEG
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Stephen King
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From 701 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 Bill Robinson
  • Pat Hingle

    as Hendershot
  • Laura Harrington

    as Brett
  • Yeardley Smith

    as Connie
  • John Short

    as Curt
  • Ellen McElduff

    as Wanda June
  • J.C. Quinn

    as Duncan
  • Christopher Murney

    as Camp Loman
  • Holter Graham

    as Deke
  • Frankie Faison

    as Handy
  • Pat Miller

    as Joe
  • Jack Canon

    as Max
  • Barry Bell

    as Steve
  • John Brasington

    as Frank
  • J. Don Ferguson

    as Andy
  • Leon Rippy

    as Brad
  • Robert Gooden

    as Barry
  • R. Pickett Bugg

    as Rolf
  • Giancarlo Esposito

    as Videoplayer
  • Martin Tucker

    as 2nd Man
  • Marla Maples

    as 2nd Woman
  • Ned Austin

    as Bridgemaster
  • Richard Chapman Jr.

    as Helper
  • Bob Gunter a.k.a Bob Sherry Gunter

    as Coach
  • Bill Huggins

    as Umpire
  • Sherry Chapman a.k.a bob gunter original

    as Coach
  • bob gunter a.k.a Robert Christoffer Gunter

    as Coach
  • Stephen King

Writing Stephen King Screenplay
Production Martha De Laurentiis Producer
Production Mel Pearl Executive Producer
Production Don Levin Executive Producer
Directing Stephen King Director
Camera Armando Nannuzzi Director of Photography
Editing Evan A. Lottman Editor
Costume & Make-Up Clifford Capone Costume Design
Production Mary Colquhoun Casting
Art Giorgio Postiglione Production Design
Production Milton Subotsky Co-Producer
Art David Brace Sculptor
Directing Valerie E. Norman Script Supervisor
Directing Tony Lucibello First Assistant Director
Sound Larry Porche Boom Operator
Sound Mel Zelniker Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Lighting Jock Brandis Gaffer
Sound Ron Bochar Foley Editor
Crew Roberto Croci Translator
Crew Mara Trovato Translator
Art Mark S. Turner Sculptor
Art Hilton Rosemarin Set Designer
Sound Todd Kasow Music Supervisor
Crew Gordy Wein Makeup Effects
Sound Michael Steinfeld Sound Editor
Crew Glenn Randall Jr. Stunt Coordinator
Sound Lee Dichter Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Lighting David W. Strong Rigging Gaffer
Production Angela Heald Production Coordinator
Art Jeffrey Schlatter Construction Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Marlana May Makeup Artist
Crew Thomas Michael Ryan Propmaker
Sound Neil L. Kaufman Sound Editor
Sound Skip Lievsay Sound Editor
Sound Angus Young Original Music Composer
Sound Malcolm Young Original Music Composer
Writing Stephen King Short Story
Visual Effects Barry Nolan Visual Effects Supervisor
Crew Phil Adams Stunts
Crew Christine Anne Baur Stunts
Crew Robin Grathwol Stunts
Crew Gene Hartline Stunts
Crew Kent Hays Stunts
Crew Julius LeFlore Stunts
Crew Denver Mattson Stunts
Crew Bernie Pock Stunts
Crew Bruce Moriarty Stunts
Crew Gary McLarty Stunts
Crew Edgard Mourino Stunts
Crew Dick Langdon Stunts
Production Marilyn Stonehouse Unit Production Manager
Directing Elizabeth Scherberger Second Assistant Director
Camera Daniele Nannuzzi Camera Operator
Camera Claudio Nannuzzi Camera Operator
Camera Jeffrey Moore Assistant Camera
Sound Greg Sheldon Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Ed White Sound Mixer
Art Rod Schumacher Assistant Art Director
Costume & Make-Up Jayme Bednarczyk Wardrobe Master
Costume & Make-Up Dean Gates Special Effects Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Tammy Kusian Hairstylist
Crew Steve Galich Special Effects Coordinator
Crew Jeff Frink Special Effects Technician
Crew Joe Porter Special Effects Technician
Crew Joe D. Ramsey Special Effects Technician
Crew David R. Wood Special Effects Technician
Crew David Sandlin Special Effects Technician
Crew Melissa Edmonds Special Effects Technician
Camera Jürgen Vollmer Still Photographer
Editing Yvette Nabel First Assistant Editor
Editing Lee Fonvielle Assistant Editor
Sound Darrell Hanzalik ADR Supervisor
Sound Steven Visscher Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Sara Bolder Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Robert Nichols Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Michael Berenbaum Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Mike Goodman Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Stuart Stanley Assistant Sound Editor
Sound James Y. Kwei Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Eliza Paley Assistant Sound Editor
Crew Tommy J. Huff Stunts