The Recasting Couch Ep. 67: Maximum Overdrive

Maximum Overdrive

So…Maximum Overdrive. The next in our Spooky/October/Halloween themed month. Which this may be the last of because ALL of the good Halloween movies get pulled from streaming services and move to the “premium channels”. If you aren’t familiar with this film, there is the most amazing 3 minute breakdown on youtube.

This is a movie. Written and directed by Stephen King. Starring Emilio Estevez. It’s bad, but there are parts that are less than bad. We talk about them. The soundtrack is pretty great. It’s basically an AC/DC greatest hits album, but it works well. There’s some absolutely great overacting, and the military’s version of Johnny 5 going HAM. Almost all of the actors in this are either nobody’s or That Guys.

All of this said, it was fun to watch an absolute schlockfest and get a little ridiculous with the casting. I would say more about this, but eh, I’m gearing up to finish Spiderman on the PS4 tonight, so I don’t really have time for much else. In fact, I’ve already spent too much time on this. Bottom line: Maximum Overdrive is fun and definitely worth a rewatch. It’s also completely terrible and doesn’t deserve the attention we are giving it. Glad I could clear things up.

I want to thank you, and you, and you, and you, and you for listening. All five of you are angels and we love you very much. The rest of you can kick rocks. If you’ve got a problem with that then go to twitter and act like the whiny, entitled brat that you are and complain to @recastingpod, or if you are a super coward, email us at, but I know you won’t. However, if you have suggestions for the upcoming roundtable episodes, or movies you want us to recast, hit us up. We actually read those.


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