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Old 06-22-2009, 11:34 PM   #121
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If you want to get technical she directed one television movie with Drew Barrymore. Grease 2 was her only feature film.
OK, thanks for clarifying.
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OK, thanks for clarifying.

Yeah, Patricia Birch has done some workout videos and a Cyndi Lauper documentary.

Joan Rivers and Stephen King are one time directors, period.
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Thanks to Joan Rivers being mentioned it just dawned on me that someone else was a one time only director, horror novelist Stephen King with 1986's Maximum Overdrive.

It was a horror comedy film based off of his short story "Trucks" found in his Night Shift book starring Emilio Estevez.

It had a ridiculous plot of trucks getting a mind of their own and humans having to protect themselves in a diner from the killer trucks trying to break in.


King won a Razzie award for worst director and stated that the film is "a moron movie" and he never directed anything else besides this. However, he is said to be very appreciative for the movie's cult following.

I love Maximum Overdrive. It's more entertaining than most "good" movies. Plus you have AC/DC doing the soundtrack.

I don't think the plot's ridiculous at all, at least not in the original short story. In the movie though you never knew what the "rules" were since you had things like electric knives and pop machines come to life, yet none of the cars the lead characters drove did. And thumbs up to any movie not afraid to show a kid get run over by a steam roller.

Part of the reason King did the film was part of an agreement for writing the Cat's Eye screenplay for Dino De Laurentiis.

I remember King was in the trailers and he said "I'm going to scare the hell out of you" What a liar
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As much as I love bad movies, I have no desire to see this one.

I have seen it. Though I don't remember it, I haven't seen it since the early 80's. It's one of the first films my family rented when we got our first VCR.
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I have seen it. Though I don't remember it, I haven't seen it since the early 80's. It's one of the first films my family rented when we got our first VCR.
It must have been so bad you blocked it out.
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It must have been so bad you blocked it out.

Probably, though whenever I see Crystal or Rivers, I do get a really bad case of the shakes.
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I love Maximum Overdrive. It's more entertaining than most "good" movies. Plus you have AC/DC doing the soundtrack.

I don't think the plot's ridiculous at all, at least not in the original short story. In the movie though you never knew what the "rules" were since you had things like electric knives and pop machines come to life, yet none of the cars the lead characters drove did. And thumbs up to any movie not afraid to show a kid get run over by a steam roller.

Part of the reason King did the film was part of an agreement for writing the Cat's Eye screenplay for Dino De Laurentiis.

I remember King was in the trailers and he said "I'm going to scare the hell out of you" What a liar

I would say the short story was better than the movie adaptation of it. The movie was very campy.

On another note, I believe Michael Moore is another one time feature director with John Candy's Canadian Bacon. That's the only movie he has directed so far that's not one of his documentaries.
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Patricia Birch is another one-time director. She directed Grease 2 (and was main choreographer in the original).

And it's no wonder she was a one-time director, either. Although, strangely, Grease II has its share of fans. Why? I dunno!
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It's also the year Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Barracuda, C.B. Hustlers, The Wiz, Disco Fever, Goin' Coconuts(with the Donny and Marie Osmond!), Rabbit Test, Spawn of the Slithis, and finally Zero To Sixty(with The Hudson Bros, and Joan Collins)

You're forgetting this classic:



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I would say the short story was better than the movie adaptation of it. The movie was very campy.


Well obviously It works better because there's no explanation. But when I need a good laugh, Maximum Overdrive never fails.
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I used to watch that.
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And it's no wonder she was a one-time director, either. Although, strangely, Grease II has its share of fans. Why? I dunno!
I own the soundtrack.
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Probably, though whenever I see Crystal or Rivers, I do get a really bad case of the shakes.
I do love When Harry Met Sally. Billy Crystal was perfect in the role.
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Those movies all came out in 1978 and are bad. At least that year redeemed itself with Superman, Animal House and Grease
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Speaking of movies from 1978 - Shelley Hack supposedly asks interviewers not to ask her about this gem:

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