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Trivia: Maximum Overdrive
  • Box Office Bomb: Budget, $10 million. Box office, $7.4 million. Thus King vowed to never direct another theatrical film again.
  • Breakaway Pop Hit: Long after the film's release, "Who Made Who" still gets play on rock radio stations and is one of AC/DC's more well-known songs.
  • Eye Scream: An unfortunate real life example happened when a remote-controlled lawnmower accidentally struck a piece of wood and the director of photography lost his eye from the splinters. He sued King for several million dollars (they later settled out of court).
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Emilio Estevez is Bill the protagonist, Yeardley Smith (better known as the voice of Lisa Simpson) is the newly-wed bride Connie (apparently she was cast because she was dating Stephen King at the time).
  • Old Shame: For Yeardley Smith and Stephen King. Stephen King likes to say that everyone makes mistakes now and then - "I directed Maximum Overdrive, I know what I'm talking about."

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