Maximum Overdrive is a film based on the short story Trucks by Stephen King. The film was directed by King from a screenplay that he wrote himself. Quinn as "Duncan".
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Maximum Overdrive is a American comedy horror film written and directed by Stephen King. The screenplay was inspired by and loosely based on King's short story " Trucks ", which was included in the author's first collection of short stories, Night Shift. Maximum Overdrive is King's only directorial effort, though dozens of films have been based on his novels or short stories. The film contained black humor elements and a generally campy tone, which contrasts with King's sombre subject matter in books. He considers the process a learning experience,  after which he intended never to direct again. As the Earth crosses the tail of a comet , previously inanimate machines suddenly spring to life ; an ATM insults a customer King in a cameo and a bascule bridge rises during heavy traffic, causing all vehicles upon the bridge to fall into the river or collide. Chaos sets in as machines of all kinds begin attacking humans.
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This article comes from Den of Geek UK. The film: The Earth is passing through the tail of a comet and it causes the technology across the world to become sentient and automatically evil. Humans swiftly become the targets and a motley crew of survivors take refuge in the Dixie Boy Truckstop, including ex-con Bill Emilio Estevez , his grumpy, power-mad boss Bubba Pat Hingle , and hitchhiker Brett Laura Harrington. As the trucks around them start to pick them off, or more accurately, flatten them like pancakes, they have to work together and figure out a way to defeat the sentient vehicles surrounding them. And at last, the moment has arrived. The quality of King adaptations varies wildly and I have tried and will continue to approach each film with positivity. This might be a metaphor that starts subtly in Maximum Overdrive but gets bashed gloriously on the nose just before the climax of the film when the humans mournfully admit that they have become a slave to their machinery. Ad — content continues below. The film starts well enough as the machines start to go rogue, with the kind of highway pile-up sequence that a Final Destination movie would be proud of, albeit without the same visual flair.
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