Maximum Overdrive is a 1986 horror film starring Emilio Estevez as Bill Robinson, who finds himself among other human survivors of an all out attack from machines and vehicles that have seemingly taken on a life of their own. The film was notable for being the only film directed by Stephen King, who loosely based it on a short story he authored titled Trucks. King would later state in a 2002 interview that he was "coked out of [his] mind all through its production, and [he] really didn't know what [he] was doing." Later reappraisals of the film would admit its flaws, but argue that King wasn't entirely without merit as a director.
The same story was adapted into a Canadian/American TV movie of the same name with a much smaller budget while being much more faithful to the original story.
The following weapons were used in the film Maximum Overdrive:
M72A1 LAW rocket launchers are used in the film by several characters including Bubba Hendershot (Pat Hingle) and Bill Robinson (Emilio Estevez). The LAW is a disposable, one-shot shoulder-fired weapon, but is seen reloaded in the film several times (with dummy M1 Bazooka rockets) well as being fired from the hip.
An M274 "Mechanical Mule" utility carrier is seen firing a mounted M60 at the survivors in the truck stop diner.
Sten Mk II
A Madsen M50 is seen in the armory down in the basement.
Rifles / Carbines
There are at least two M16A1s are seen in the diner's basement arms cache.
Curt (John Short) carries an M16A2 when he and Bill (Emilio Estevez) attempts to rescue the bible salesman. Bill also threatens Hendershot (Pat Hingle) with an M16A2 down in the basement. This seems to be one of the first appearances of an M16A2 (probably a civilian HBAR), considering the A2 upper receiver, the improved grip and the heavy barrel.