If you don’t get your hand off The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day’s leg you’re going to be wiping your ass with a hook next time you take a dump!
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
I make no bones about my appreciation for Maximum Overdrive. Sure, it was slapped together in a cocaine haze (admitted by Stephen King himself), but perhaps that’s what gives the movie some of its charm. King knows horror, but he’s also a movie freak, so when he was at the height of his popularity he had the chance to direct a film and by God he took it!
The result is a ridiculous, cheesy, weird, brutal, funny, kick-ass collection of movement and sound. Sometimes those images and sounds cut together and sometimes they don’t, but everybody seems to be going hellbent for leather. Especially Emilio Estevez who has one of the most glassy-eyed out of left-field monologues to ever appear in a major motion picture smack dab in the middle of the story.
A soundtrack by AC/DC, a popular horror author who had never directed before, a killer truck with the Green Goblin’s face, Lisa Simpson in the flesh, cursing machines, a killer soda machine and little leaguers getting steamrolled… I’ll just say it: God Bless Maximum Overdrive!
Here’s King being crazy with some eggs on the set:
If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomorrow’s pic is kinda dark, man. Seriously.
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
+ Expand All
Feb. 17, 2012, 8:47 p.m. CST
That guys owns.
Feb. 17, 2012, 8:50 p.m. CST
by Jessica white
Feb. 17, 2012, 8:55 p.m. CST
When most films won't even give a kid a bad case of gas.
Feb. 17, 2012, 8:56 p.m. CST
Feb. 17, 2012, 9:01 p.m. CST
That white guy coked out his mind and he directing the damn picture. And all I can get is a walk-on. Buuuull shit.
Feb. 17, 2012, 9:04 p.m. CST
You leave Pop in the truck, bitch?
Feb. 17, 2012, 9:35 p.m. CST
The fast food place where the kid shoots up the drive-thru was owned by my grandfather. We went out to watch them film the scene. I was 11 years old and didn't know the various actors, but I did get to meet them all and eat dinner with them in the restaurant. I also met Stephen King, but had not read any of his books at that point so it didn't really make much of an impression. It was only after I got a little older and became a huge King fan and movie buff that I was able to appreciate how cool that experience was. Needless to say Maximum Overdrive will always be a favorite of mine.
Feb. 17, 2012, 9:36 p.m. CST
Exactly what I thought when I saw that ..
Feb. 17, 2012, 9:36 p.m. CST
Nothing beats a redneck Commisioner Gordon screaming "Got chu', bubbah!"
Feb. 17, 2012, 10:01 p.m. CST
all of us noticing and commenting about the no-nonsense guy in the background. I seriously love my people.
Feb. 17, 2012, 10:02 p.m. CST
Feb. 17, 2012, 10:06 p.m. CST
Sometimes I used to wonder if this is what happened to Otto from Repo Man. Kinda like poetic justice in a way, people repo-ing cars, cars killing people.
Feb. 17, 2012, 10:09 p.m. CST
I thought that was Eddie Murphy at first and this was a shot from Beverly Hills Cop II. Looks like the same Detroit Lions jacket.
Feb. 17, 2012, 10:13 p.m. CST
Feb. 17, 2012, 10:13 p.m. CST
Still gets me every time, sort of a running gag since I showed this to my friends
Feb. 17, 2012, 10:30 p.m. CST
Feb. 17, 2012, 11:01 p.m. CST
Before the game gets him
Feb. 17, 2012, 11:04 p.m. CST
Giancarlo Esposito's 'Yo mamma!' is a fucking great line.
Feb. 17, 2012, 11:06 p.m. CST
Nice, if somewhat contrived nod to the band.
Feb. 17, 2012, 11:08 p.m. CST
by Gabe Athouse
Is that his dealer waiting impatiently in the background?
Feb. 17, 2012, 11:18 p.m. CST
Get yo' little chicken ass away from poindexter there and get me my mother fuckin' waffle!!
Feb. 18, 2012, 1:02 a.m. CST
by Cheif Brody
Are you kidding me? AC/DC is the fuckin ENTIRE soundtrack!! The van with their logo on it was Maximum Overkill by that point. <p> AC/DC was my favorite band through high school...and was the only reason I even watched this turd more than once. <p> That said...the black dude at the bar is one bad mutha... SHUT YER MOUTH!... What? I'm jus talkin bout the black dude in the background.
Feb. 18, 2012, 1:11 a.m. CST
Feb. 18, 2012, 1:12 a.m. CST
Killer Clowns From Outer Space was way more fun than this.
Feb. 18, 2012, 1:13 a.m. CST
Feb. 18, 2012, 1:51 a.m. CST
CLASSIC in its own right. Like most 80s movies its unwatchable in its own right, but its still fucking awesome. Soundtrack by AC/DC?! That in itself earns this film a pass! "We made you!!!"
Feb. 18, 2012, 1:52 a.m. CST
Feb. 18, 2012, 2:43 a.m. CST
Quint, ya goon, haven't raked ya over the coals in awhile. Maximum Overdrive is a steaming pile and you know it. I've seen some bad, bad movies, but none have actually angered me as Maximum Overdrive did. I saw better work in Film 101, and that's saying something. King is/was worse than novice. There isn't one iota of film acumen on display in this move. There isn't a reason behind anything or anyone. I didn't even find it amusing in it's awfulness. And it most certainly is not the defining moment in 80's cinema. That would be Khan; as in "The Wrath of Khan". Duh.
Feb. 18, 2012, 4:07 a.m. CST
And you, sir, are without a doubt the biggest fuckhead I've met in my entire life. I LOVE MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE! For me, it's about as quotable as they come. And the trailer with King is a classic...his nose is so impacted with cocaine he sounds like goddamn Pokey from THE GUMBY SHOW. I'M GONNA SCARE THE HELL OUTTA YOU!
Feb. 18, 2012, 4:07 a.m. CST
Proof if needed that writing and filmaking are truly two different things...
Feb. 18, 2012, 4:14 a.m. CST
And I forget every part of it.
Feb. 18, 2012, 5:51 a.m. CST
Anyone see the trailer for this? Talk about cringe-worthy; King telling us that 'I'm going to scare the hell out of you!'
Feb. 18, 2012, 7:59 a.m. CST
He just SWORE! In a COMMERCIAL!!! A COMMERCIAL, CAN THEY DO THAT?! Wow, this movie MUST be intense!
Feb. 18, 2012, 8:38 a.m. CST
Hey everybody this guy says that most 80s movies are un-watchable. Get him!
Feb. 18, 2012, 8:39 a.m. CST
Feb. 18, 2012, 9:09 a.m. CST
wide-eyed and pointing at the screen. Even at the age of about 10 I laughed my ass off at the cheese factor. I always remember my mom going 'ooooh! That'll be scary!' Classic.
Feb. 18, 2012, 9:10 a.m. CST
Feb. 18, 2012, 9:22 a.m. CST
"This is my brains. This is what's happening to my brains right now. Hee-hee-HEEEEEE ...!!!:
Feb. 18, 2012, 10:41 a.m. CST
Feb. 18, 2012, 10:58 a.m. CST
A man so sucessful in his field they thought he could turn anything to gold, so he´s given full control with no questions asked.
Feb. 18, 2012, 11:10 a.m. CST
It's kinda cool in some ways like a twist on zombies, but some of the writing and acting around the characters is unbearable. Mainly the Bart Simpson chick who won't stop wailing the entire movie.
Feb. 18, 2012, 11:45 a.m. CST
Feb. 18, 2012, 12:22 p.m. CST
Feb. 18, 2012, 12:49 p.m. CST
He was in Silence of the Lambs. That movie was better.
Feb. 18, 2012, 6:57 p.m. CST
Sort of like that Kevin Bacon giant-worm-in-desert movie that if you don't take it seriously, it is a fun time. That film was better though.
Feb. 18, 2012, 7:22 p.m. CST
by Grammaton Cleric Binks
Feb. 19, 2012, 6:10 a.m. CST
Yeah, you're saying that would be impossible, but believe me, it's true.
Feb. 19, 2012, 7:39 a.m. CST
movie blew, short story was awesome, as were all the others in the book (Night Shift). Estevez proved that good acting is not inherited.
Feb. 19, 2012, 12:18 p.m. CST
Maximum Overdrive is more like Maximum Crap! This is one of those movies that was just a pure, unadulturated celluloid abomination that never, EVER should have seen the light of day! I would say that this is without a doubt, one of those Stephen King/Based of the "works" of Stephen King that just makes you want to track King down and put a serious verbal beat down on his overrated author ass BIG TIME! This movei sucked when I saw it in the theater when I was stationed over in Germany...and it STILL sucks to this day...and putting an AC/DC soundtrack to it? It's like spray painting a turd gold..even with a band coming up with a decent soundtrack...couldn't help this shit-tastic, craptacular, garbage.
Feb. 19, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST
Feb. 20, 2012, 11:04 a.m. CST
by Jack Desmondi
Performances were unrestrained. Attack scenes badly framed. Shit quality photography. An abomination, basically, and not even fun on a trash level.
Feb. 20, 2012, 9:54 p.m. CST
fuckin maximum overdrive!
Feb. 20, 2012, 9:57 p.m. CST
lady was doin just fine.
Feb. 20, 2012, 9:58 p.m. CST
- HERCULES ON THE RADIO!! Ain’t It Cool’s TV Critic Chats Up BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER / ED WOOD Icon (And Hollywood Royalty) Juliet Landau!! Listen And Call In LIVE Saturday 10pm PT / Sunday 1am ET!! -- 356 total posts 329 posts
- Harry shares Day 1 of SXSW which stars Jon Favreau's utterly delicious CHEF!!! -- 156 total posts 27 posts
- ‘He’s Worse Than Anybody!!’ Sunday Brings HBO’s Season Finale Of TRUE DETECTIVE!! -- 23 total posts 23 posts
- ‘We Got Six Bullets!!’ Sunday Brings WALKING DEAD 4.13!! -- 15 total posts 15 posts
- Fox Renews For Next Season THE MINDY PROJECT, THE FOLLOWING, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE And NEW GIRL!! -- 65 total posts 11 posts
- Quint eats up Jon Favreau's CHEF, opening night flick of SXSW 2014! -- 38 total posts 10 posts
- Hercules Says RESURRECTION Is Easily The Best Broadcast Pilot Of The 2013-14 Season And ABC’s Best Pilot In Years!! -- 7 total posts 7 posts
- Darker ZORRO Reboot Finds its Writer! -- 257 total posts 4 posts
- Michael Fassbender makes experimental music from behind a giant papier-mache head in this trailer for FRANK! -- 57 total posts 4 posts
- Learn What Happens Next On HBO’s GAME OF THRONES!! -- 141 total posts 4 posts