mysterious comet passes close within the
Earth which causes machines to become
homicidal ending up killing people.
Some people at a gas station diner called
the Dixie Boy Truck Stop outside of
Wimington, Carolina both workers and
patrons end up being trapped there as
they experience alot of terrifying
accidents and fatal deaths as their
trucks try to invade the diner led by by
one for a toy company which sports a
demonically-smiling goblin face - each
start up on their own, circling the truck
stop and preventing anyone from getting
in or out.
The manager of the diner named Hendershot
(Pat Hingle) and an ex-con who is serving
probation time there named Bill Robinson
(Emilio Estevez) tries to help the
survivors to safety and finds a way by
tricking these machines by causing
explosions to destroy them before they
end up being their next prey.
But things get a little tough when an
army jeep with a machine gun as they
order the people to pump gasoline for
them as they are low or it would shoot
and kill them.
They are struck between a rock and a hard
place when this situation happens as they
can be at risk while doing this but Bill
has a plan up his sleeve.
awesome!!!! I was a big AC/DC
fan and loved the song "Who Made
Who". When I found out it was from
this film I had to rent it and watched it
with my cousin as the two of us were
going to the Def Leppard concert
the next night in 1992 my grad year from
At the time I wasn't a Stephen King
fan and this was the only movie I loved
of his. I considered this mainly a sci-fi
flick but it's a mix of both sci-fi and
horror with lots of dynamite action
I'd advise anyone to check this movie out
even if you're not a fan of horror films.
The acting is
superb as the whole cast really performed
their character's inside out.
Emilio Estevez is by far the
best actor since he knows how to play a
good tough as nails criminal on probation
and does great playing a nice guy
regardless and pulls off a great southern
accent too. One of his best performances
since I've seen him in Breakfast
Hingle is excellent as a bitter and
grouchy manager at his bar and makes a
believeable grumpy businessman making
everyone wanting to hate him. Two thumbs
up for him.
Laura Harrington is my favourite
acterss in this film and does incredibly
well for her part as she does great at
playing a romantic part as well as being
tough but caring too. She brings all of
this to life a great deal.
I will never forget Yeardley Smith's
part as a dweeby type shrieky newlywed
and has terrific energy in her part of
the film. I loved her work in the TV
sitcom Herman's Head too
which I watched after I saw this movie
John Short who played her dweeby
husband brought alot into the film too
proving to be a versatile actor.
Pat Miller stood out the most as
a burly employee at the diner and could
see him getting alot of work but sadly he
was only in a handful of acting projects.
We have a fresh young talent by Holter
Graham as young teenage kid and he
puts everything he has into the film and
is a true natural.
Christopher Murney lived to play
a sleazy religious salesman.
A waitress gets
her arm slit by an electric cutting knife
and blood splatters.
A softball coach gets hit hard in the
head with a pop can coming out of a
machine and he is badly bloodied.
There's a bloodied corpse lying in a
corner at a small gas station and repair
There are bloodied corpses in a small
neighborhood including a dead dog.
An employee gets bloodily run over by a
People are bloodily shot by a machine gun
in an army truck
This was Stephen
King's debut as a director and a
fantastic job he did on the film. Lots of
critics bombed this film and said he
should never ever direct and sadly he
hasn't on another project. Those critics
can kiss my ass.
We have a hilarious start to the film
which involves a came by King
himself when the bank machine and other
technical devices in the town starts
Then there's a bridge that goes up as if
a big boat is speeding by and a small one
is just cruising through and there's
perfect camera shots on the vehicles
falling into the water looks good, same
with the people that are freaking out
when this happens.
There's great direction on the dialogue
between Emilio Estevez and Pat Hingle for
the first time in the diner.
There's a real effective scene with
supporting actress Ellen McElduff when
an electric cutting knife attacks her
which shows a great camera shot on it and
her reactions were great.
Another great tense scene was when
another supporting actor named J.C.
Quinn when his eyes are shot out by
fuel which makes you jump a bit when it
Next up we have terrific reactions by
young actor Holter Graham after
experiencing the deadly machines
attacking his teammates and ball coach
from softball practice. We show a cool
scene with him riding in his bike in a
small neighborhood and he spots dead
There's a great reaction with McElduff
when she freaks out at the trucks telling
them that they made them. Which is one of
the memorable scene's in this film.
Emilio Estevez and Laura
Harrington play off of one another
terrifically thanks to King's direction
as well as their romantic moments
There's a very sad moment with Graham
after he finds out that his father was
killed and Graham shows his emotional
reactions very well too.
Also his work on Pat Hingle as
an unsympathetic manager is terrifically
done as you just want to slap him and
that's just what Harrington's
character does to him.
We have excellent shots of the trucks
charging at people especially the head
one with the smiling goblin face (Man
that truck is creepy looking)
Oh yes!!!! The music in
this film was all by the classic hard
rock band AC/DC and they open up
with "Who Made Who" which gives
Angus Young has perfect guitar
riffs with the intense scene's of the
film and you can't find anyone better.
We have other songtracks playing
throughout the film like:
"Sink the Pink"
"For Those About to Rock (We Salute
"Shake Your Foundations"
and during the closing credits their top
hit "You Shook Me All Night
AC / DC released this as their soundtrack
album Who Made Who which kicks ass.
Cashpoint: Honey! C'mon over here,
Sugar-buns. This machine just called me
Curtis? Are you dead?
If you don't get your hand off my leg,
you're going to be wiping your ass with a
hook next time you take a dump!
Camp Loman: I never heard no talk
like that when I was a boy.
Robinson: You really going after Deke
Bill Robinson: Look here, how many
fingers you see, huh? Eight? Twelve?
Duncan: Okay, so I got a little
double vision, but it's clearin' up Bill.
I gotta find my boy! I gotta! Anything
could be goin' on out there! Chrissakes!
Hendershot: You leave here without
punching out, and you ain't never gonna
have to punch out again, Bubba.
Duncan: Good! You leave me alone
you fat fuck.
Hendershot: [grabs him] Why
Bill Robinson: Don't! Leave him
Hendershot: Or what?
Bill Robinson: Or I'll knock your
teeth in... Bubba.
make me a widow on our wedding day
Bill, where's my dad?
Hendershot: Uh, Duncan's
got scrubbed by one of them big boys out
there... tough break kid!
Brett: (Looks at
Hendershot disgusted) You
Hendershot? (She walks up to him and
slaps him in the face) Just a little
lesson that matters from the road twitch!
June: You can't! WE MADE YOU!
the army jeep shoots Wanda June and Deke
stands up) Deke goddamnit you're
gonna be killed stay down!.
Deke: It's right there.
If it wants to waste us it will.
giving a red truck fuel) All set big
guy (flips the truck a bird)
I ain't never seen a hero with his ass in
the air like that.
Robinson: Adios mother fucker!