Actors: Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Maximum Overdrive|
|Machines come life and begin terrorizing and attacking people. A bunch of trucks chase a group of strangers to a gas station/cafe and keep them trapped inside. Whenever someone tries to escape or stop one of the trucks they are killed. When the trucks get low on gas, the people are forced to fill them, and an endless convoy of trucks up. Devising a plan, the survivors are able to escape through a drainage tube. They're able to make it to a boat and get away from the machines.
--Brandon Swenson, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of Maximum Overdrive|
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Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 50%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
**Fantasy or Science Fiction?**
- fantasy story on present day Earth
Kind of Horror Story
- the inanimate object chased me!
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- brunette (Brown)
- (man) short/medium straight
- average (man)
- White (American)
- Average intelligence
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- (man) short/standard straight
- very skinny (man)
How much in movie?
- White (American)
- An "It".
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- 20th century (1970's to Present)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
- Some foul language
Kinds of F/X
- exploding vehicles
Is this movie based on a
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