Trucks (film)

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Directed byChris Thomson
Produced byMark Amin
Jerry Leider
Written byBrian Taggert
Based onTrucks
by Stephen King
Music byMichael Richard Plowman
Distributed byTrimark Pictures
Release date
  • October 29, 1997 (1997-10-29)
Running time
95 minutes

Trucks is a 1997 Canadian and American television horror film directed by Chris Thomson. It is based on Stephen King's short story "Trucks", which also serves as the source material for the earlier film Maximum Overdrive, the only film directed by King.


In a small American town, the town residents live peacefully. But one day, trucks mysteriously start to come to life and develop their own minds. The trucks end up prompting violence, starting to destroy houses and kill people. The rest of the townspeople have to figure out a way to destroy them all, before they kill all the residents of the town.


  • Timothy Busfield as Ray Porter
  • Brenda Bakke as Hope Gladstone
  • Aidan Devine as Trucker Bob
  • Roman Podhora as Thad Timmy
  • Jay Brazeau as Jack
  • Brendan Fletcher as Logan Porter
  • Amy Stewart as Abby Timmy
  • Victor Cowie as George "Georgie"
  • Sharon Bajer as June Yeager
  • Jonathan Barrett as Brad Yeager
  • Rick Skene as Trucker Pete
  • Don Granberry as Sheriff
  • Kirk Harper as Lino
  • Harry Nelken as Phil


Principal photography concluded on August 22, 1997. Shooting took place in Winnipeg, Manitoba.[2]


TV Guide rated Trucks 2/4 stars and wrote, "The film is all premise and no plot, a problem made worse by the clumsy addition of extraneous gory sequences."[3]


  1. ^ a b "Trucks (1997)". AllMovie. Retrieved 2016-09-25.
  2. ^ Hindes, Andrew (1997-08-22). "Trimark ups telepic ante". Variety. Retrieved 2016-09-25.
  3. ^ "Trucks". TV Guide. Retrieved 2016-09-25.

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