MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE
1986, 98 min, USA, Dir: Stephen King

Legendary horror writer Stephen King’s sole credit as a director is this mayhem-filled sci-fi film that redefines “monster trucks.” When Earth passes through the tail of a comet, inanimate objects begin to kill their human masters. As big rigs and bulldozers converge on a North Carolina truck stop, survivors led by Emilio Estevez try to hold them off and find a machine-free refuge. With music by hard-rock greats AC/DC.


THE BREAKFAST CLUB
1985, Universal, 97 min, USA, Dir: John Hughes

John Hughes’ 1980s string of teenage comedy-dramas reached its apex with this study of five misfit kids (Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall) who learn to open up as they undergo a daylong Saturday detention. The memorable soundtrack includes Simple Minds’ “Don’t You (Forget About Me).”


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