Maximum Overdrive

Planet Earth passes through a comets tail and everything with a motor or microchip gets a life of its own. Rebeling against and killing their human masters. Bill Robinson (Emilio Estevez) and a bunch of unfortunate truckers get trapped in a truck stop, surrounded by driverless, murderous trucks and a bull dozer.

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Factual error: The mounted machine gun fires far too many shots for the limited supply of ammo it has in the box attached to it.

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Brett: 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.

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Trivia: Stephen King makes an appearance in the beginning of the film trying to use an ATM that malfunctions.

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Question: Why is it that the machines they used to fight back didn't try to attack the humans? The military vehicle had a .50 cal machine gun that shot AT them, but their guns seemed to work just fine.

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Answer: It should be noted, the ending title cards seems to set it up so there are no plot holes and answers any "why" questions (which, intentional or not by King, can be debated). While the opening premise is the comet's close pass by Earth caused all machines to turn on people, at the end, the Russians blew up a UFO 2 days later, suggesting that it was the aliens controlling the machines. Bill suggests aliens are trying to wipe out humanity (although at that point he's just guessing and had no evidence of an alien or UFO present), but it can be debated the actual premise was that aliens were just testing or experimenting on people.

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Answer: The movie is infamous for its plot holes, among them this one, and "How come cars didn't start attacking people"? From the story point of view we can surmise that the M60 is part of the vehicle's structure, while hand-held weaponry stay inert.

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