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Movie Facts

Status: Released

Video: True

Runtime: 91

Budget: $0

Revenue: $0

Language: en

Webpage: -

Release Info


  •  -

  • 1978-07-10
     R

  • 1978-10-10
     18

  • 1979-01-04
     18

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Alternative Titles

  • Abwärts in die Zukunft
Content Score: 100

(1978)

7.1/10 (8 votes)

Overview

The Driver specializes in driving getaway cars for robberies. His exceptional talent has prevented him from being caught yet. After another successful flight from the police a self-assured detective makes it his primary goal to catch the Driver. He promises pardons to a gang if they help to convict him in a set-up robbery. The Driver seeks help from The Player to mislead the detective.

Tagline

To break the driver, the cop was willing to break the law.

Crew

Director: Walter Hill
Writer:

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Cast

Ryan O'Neal

Ryan O'Neal
as The Driver

Bruce Dern

Bruce Dern
as The Detective

Isabelle Adjani

Isabelle Adjani
as The Player

Ronee Blakley

Ronee Blakley
as The Connection

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A review by John Chard

Sparse Urban Magnificence.

The Driver is written and directed by Walter Hill. It stars Ryan O’Neil, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani and Ronee Blakley. Music is by Michael Small and cinematography by Phillip H. Lathrop.

A determined cop pursues an enigmatic getaway driver through the crooked streets of Los Angeles…

It’s most amusing to now be able to look back at some of the reviews for The Driver back on its initial release. Without wishing to sound like a smarty pants myself of course, but some of them simply didn’t get it, they didn’t understand that Ryan O’Neil’s character was meant... read the rest.