The Driver

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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.

  1. Walter Hill

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Ryan O'Neal

    Ryan O'Neal

    The Driver

  2. Bruce Dern

    Bruce Dern

    The Detective

  3. Isabelle Adjani

    Isabelle Adjani

    The Player

  4. Ronee Blakley

    Ronee Blakley

    The Connection

  5. Matt Clark

    Matt Clark

    Red Plainclothesman

  6. Felice Orlandi

    Felice Orlandi

    Gold Plainclothesman

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 31m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • July 10, 1978
    R, Theatrical

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Featured Review

A review by John Chard

9.0
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.

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