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MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE (1986) Dir. Stephen King. Written by Stephen King. Starring: Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington, Yeardley Smith, Christopher Murney, Frankie Faison, and Giancarlo Esposito.

Declared a 'Moron Movie' by Stephen King himself, Maximum Overdrive stands as one of the least appreciated genre films of the 1980's. And it's really no wonder why - the movie starts at a sprint and delivers a solid forty-five minutes of batshit primo King before succumbing to an underwhelming 2nd Act and one of the most anti-climactic endings to grace silver screens in that year of our Lord, 1986. That said, the first forty-five-minutes is amazing and I would like to venture some of the finest characterization and rendering of King characters and scenarios ever put on celluloid. It's a fu…

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