When Earth passes through the tail of Rea-M rogue comet, the machines come to life and start to kill mankind. A group of survivors is under siege from fierce trucks at the Dixie Boy truck stop gas station and they have to fight to survive.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The title of the film is referenced in The Simpsons: Maximum Homerdrive (1999), in which Homer Simpson takes over a truck driver's delivery and finds out that his truck is controlled by an on board computer. Yeardley Smith, who plays Connie in the film, is the voice of Lisa Simpson in the show. See more »
After the truck explodes, Curtis and Connie stop to watch and take a breather. As they do, the crew and lights can be seen in the chrome on the side of their side view mirror. See more »
The earth passes through a comet's tail for over 8 days. Machines get angry and start acting up. Outside of Wilmington, North Carolina, a group of strangers get stranded at a gas station diner by marauding driverless trucks. Bill Robinson (Emilio Estevez) is the short-order cook and Bubba Hendershot (Pat Hingle) is the boss.
Stephen King directs his own movie. He's just not that good at it. It's competent at times but at other times, I wonder if he was trying to shot this like an old 3D movie. It is more on the campy B-movie side. This may make for a fair drive-in movie. It's a lot of random stunts. However don't look for any good acting or compelling dialog. Yeardley Smith is somewhat funny as the complaining wife. The best thing King does is to use AD/DC as his musical muse.
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