Maximum Overdrive

Maximum Overdrive

Stephen King (1986)

18 Certificate


Our Score
...but minimum credibility, as horror maestro Stephen King decided his neon-lit prose needed his equally neon-lit direction. He makes a courageous debut with this story about machinery in a North Carolina small town coming to lethal life and besieging a group headed by Emilio Estevez and Pat Hingle. The trouble is that writer King should have explained to director King that you must not outpace your audience's interest, however well you manage the action. Then again, when you're a mega-bestselling author, you forget the little things. But those little things grow into bigger ones that devour any good intentions King might have started out with.


Earth passes through the tail of a comet, causing everything mechanical to develop a life of its own - as well as a burning desire for vengeance against humanity. Sci-fi thriller, starring Emilio Estevez and Pat Hingle.

Cast & Crew

Bill Robinson Emilio Estevez
Hendershot Pat Hingle
Brett Laura Harrington
Connie Yeardley Smith
Curt John Short
Wanda Jane Ellen McElduff
Duncan JC Quinn
Camp Loman Christopher Murney
Director Stephen King
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains violence and swearing. Available on: video and DVD