History Film / MaximumOverdrive

1st Nov '16 1:41:53 AM Sammettik
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The movie centers around people trapped in the Dixie Boy truck stop outside Wilmington, North Carolina, surrounded by homicidal trucks and other machines which have become [[AttackOfTheKillerWhatever animate and dangerousl]] from radiation produced by a comet close to earth.

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The movie centers around people trapped in the Dixie Boy truck stop outside Wilmington, North Carolina, surrounded by homicidal trucks and other machines which have become [[AttackOfTheKillerWhatever animate and dangerousl]] dangerous]] from radiation produced by a comet close to earth.
1st Nov '16 1:40:51 AM Sammettik
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* ParodyRetcon: After the movie was released, King claimed he had [[IMeantToDoThat intended]] to film a modern BMovie.
1st Nov '16 1:40:23 AM Sammettik
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: In Italy, the film was titled ''Brivido'' ("Shiver").



* ParodyRetcon: After the movie was released, King claimed he had [[IMeantToDoThat intended]] to film a modern BMovie.



* StealthParody[=/=]ParodyRetcon: After the movie was released, King claimed he had [[IMeantToDoThat intended]] to film a modern BMovie.
1st Nov '16 1:39:12 AM Sammettik
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The movie centers around people trapped in the Dixie Boy truck stop outside Wilmington, North Carolina, surrounded by homicidal trucks and other vehicles who have [[SentientVehicle gained sentience]] from radiation produced by a comet close to earth.

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The movie centers around people trapped in the Dixie Boy truck stop outside Wilmington, North Carolina, surrounded by homicidal trucks and other vehicles who machines which have [[SentientVehicle gained sentience]] become [[AttackOfTheKillerWhatever animate and dangerousl]] from radiation produced by a comet close to earth.



* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: The attempt at DoingInTheWizard by having aliens being behind everything ends up [[VoodooShark raising more questions then it answers]]:
** How do they control the parts that aren't electronic?
** Why does their "Alien Ray" affect trucks, but not cars?
** Why would they care if the machines get gas? They could have easily just jumped to another vehicle or some machine that didn't require it.
** How do the aliens [[AliensSpeakingEnglish know Morse Code and what an "asshole" is]]?



* PlugNPlayTechnology: Kind of a weird partial example. There's no actual interfacing of differing technologies per se, but the weird alien radiation which animates the Earth's gadgets does endow those gadgets with some unexpected abilities -- such as the ability to see/sense humans, or to move independently even with no built-in means of locomotion. In the short story, at least, the "alien ray" was supernatural.

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* PlugNPlayTechnology: Kind of a weird partial example. There's no actual interfacing of differing technologies per se, but the weird alien radiation which animates the Earth's gadgets does endow those gadgets with some unexpected abilities -- such as the ability to see/sense humans, or to move independently even with no built-in means of locomotion. In the short story, at least, the "alien ray" was animate trucks were entirely supernatural.
1st Oct '16 12:35:32 PM NWolfman
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** [[CreatorCameo Stephen King]] appears briefly as the man using the ATM machine in the opening.

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** [[CreatorCameo Stephen King]] appears briefly as the man using the ATM machine in the opening.
2nd Jul '16 8:05:06 PM Mdumas43073
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''Maximum Overdrive'' is a 1986 horror film written and directed by Creator/StephenKing based on his short story "Literature/{{Trucks}}" from the ''Literature/NightShift'' collection (other stories from which were adapted into ''Film/CatsEye'', which was also produced by Creator/DinoDeLaurentiis). The same short story was later adapted into a MadeForTVMovie in 1997.

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''Maximum Overdrive'' is a 1986 horror film written and directed by Creator/StephenKing Creator/StephenKing, based on his short story "Literature/{{Trucks}}" from the ''Literature/NightShift'' collection (other stories from which were adapted into ''Film/CatsEye'', which was also produced by Creator/DinoDeLaurentiis). The same short story was later adapted into a MadeForTVMovie in 1997.
2nd Jul '16 8:04:54 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''Maximum Overdrive''''' is a horror film written and directed by Creator/StephenKing based on his short story "Literature/{{Trucks}}" from the ''Literature/NightShift'' collection (other stories from which were adapted into ''Film/CatsEye'', which was also produced by Creator/DinoDeLaurentiis). The same short story was later adapted into a MadeForTVMovie in 1997.

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'''''Maximum Overdrive''''' ''Maximum Overdrive'' is a 1986 horror film written and directed by Creator/StephenKing based on his short story "Literature/{{Trucks}}" from the ''Literature/NightShift'' collection (other stories from which were adapted into ''Film/CatsEye'', which was also produced by Creator/DinoDeLaurentiis). The same short story was later adapted into a MadeForTVMovie in 1997.


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5th Feb '16 5:46:47 PM Exxolon
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''Maximum Overdrive'' is a horror film written and directed by Creator/StephenKing based on his short story "Literature/{{Trucks}}" from the ''Literature/NightShift'' collection (other stories from which were adapted into ''Film/CatsEye'', which was also produced by Creator/DinoDeLaurentiis). The same short story was later adapted into a MadeForTVMovie in 1997.

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''Maximum Overdrive'' '''''Maximum Overdrive''''' is a horror film written and directed by Creator/StephenKing based on his short story "Literature/{{Trucks}}" from the ''Literature/NightShift'' collection (other stories from which were adapted into ''Film/CatsEye'', which was also produced by Creator/DinoDeLaurentiis). The same short story was later adapted into a MadeForTVMovie in 1997.
31st Jan '16 3:23:22 PM marcoasalazarm
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%%* AdaptationExpansion

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%%* AdaptationExpansion* AdaptationExpansion: The original story only focused on the rest stop and the people within as the vehicles all of a sudden attacked and it ended on the scene where the people of the rest stop are forced to load gasoline onto the vehicles (and the narrator hits the DespairEventHorizon [[DownerEnding because he believes that now the machines will enslave humanity and force it to keep them running until it dies off]]). In contrast, the movie shows more places being attacked and then has the survivors attempting to escape from the rest stop [[spoiler:and succeed]].



-->(before taking out the Happy Toyz truck with Hendershot's rocket launcher)
-->'''Bill''': Adios, motherfucker!

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-->(before -->([[PreMortemOneLiner before taking out the Happy Toyz truck with Hendershot's rocket launcher)
launcher]])
-->'''Bill''': Adios, motherfucker![[GratuitousSpanish Adios]], [[PrecisionFStrike motherfucker!]]



* ChainsawGood: As Deke rides his bike through the suburbs, man with a chainsaw stuck on his throat can be briefly seen.

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* ChainsawGood: As Deke rides his bike through the suburbs, a man with a chainsaw stuck on his throat can be briefly seen.



* CorruptHick: Bubba Hendershot runs a truck stop that mostly employs people on parole allowing him to force them to work more hours then he has to pay them for. If they refuse, then he can get his friend who is on the state patrol to arrest them and send them back to jail. Billy theorizes that Bubba also sells guns on the side when his gun cache is found.

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* CorruptHick: Bubba Hendershot runs a truck stop that mostly employs people on parole allowing him to force them to work more hours then than he has to pay them for. If they refuse, then he can get his friend who is on the state patrol to arrest them and send them back to jail. Billy theorizes that Bubba also sells guns on the side when his gun cache is found.



* DestinationDefenestration: During the bridge scene, one poor sod is shown flying through a windshield.

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* DestinationDefenestration: During the bridge scene, one poor sod is shown flying through a windshield. And into another car through its window.



* PsychoStrings: Used a lot early on whenever a machine strikes, later used for some JumpScare moments.

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* PsychoStrings: Used a lot early on whenever a machine strikes, later used for some JumpScare moments. Done with electric guitar. ''By Music/{{ACDC}}''.



** A man is [[GroinAttack struck twice in the nuts]] and [[TapOnTheHead then on the forehead]] by soda cans that shoot violently out of a vending machine. It's unclear, but likely, that he dies from the second blow.

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** A man is [[GroinAttack struck twice in the nuts]] and [[TapOnTheHead then on the forehead]] by soda cans that shoot violently out of a vending machine. It's unclear, but likely, that he dies from the second blow. Shortly after, various kids are struck by the cans and some of them die (or are knocked unconscious for ''the steamroller'' to finish off).


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* WouldHurtAChild: A scene has various kids killed (by rapidly-thrown soda cans from a VengefulVendingMachine and, most iconically, by ''a steamroller running over one'') while they are playing baseball.
7th Jan '16 9:49:15 AM Prfnoff
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'''''Maximum Overdrive''''' is a horror film written and directed by Creator/StephenKing based on his short story "Literature/{{Trucks}}" from the ''Literature/NightShift'' collection. The same short story was later adapted into a MadeForTVMovie in 1997.

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'''''Maximum Overdrive''''' ''Maximum Overdrive'' is a horror film written and directed by Creator/StephenKing based on his short story "Literature/{{Trucks}}" from the ''Literature/NightShift'' collection.collection (other stories from which were adapted into ''Film/CatsEye'', which was also produced by Creator/DinoDeLaurentiis). The same short story was later adapted into a MadeForTVMovie in 1997.
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