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Drive, He Said (1971)

Hector is a star basketball player for the College basketball team he plays for, the Leopards. His girlfriend, Olive, doesn't know whether to stay with him or leave him. And his friend, ... See full summary »

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William Tepper ...
Hector
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Olive
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Gabriel
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Coach Bullion
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Richard
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Conrad
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Easly (as Mike Warren)
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Sylvie
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Lynette Bernay ...
Dance Instructor (as Lynn Bernay)
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Announcer #1 (as Joey Walsh)
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Jollop
Bill Sweek ...
Finnegan
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Pro Owner (as David Stiers)

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Hector is a star basketball player for the College basketball team he plays for, the Leopards. His girlfriend, Olive, doesn't know whether to stay with him or leave him. And his friend, Gabriel, who may have dropped out from school and become a protestor, wants desperately not to get drafted for Vietnam. Written by Jack Gattanella

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Don't Lie, Don't Cheat, And Don't Be Afraid! See more »

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Jack Nicholson makes a director cameo as an annoyed bearded guy wearing sunglasses in the campus military draft scene. See more »

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Boom mics are visible in two scenes. First, when William Tepper / "Mike" is walking with a friend on a sidewalk and descends some stairs on a hillside. Second, when Tepper is in Karen Black / Olive's home, the low ceiling in the living room forces the boom mic into view. See more »

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7 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Drive, He Said (1971)

** (out of 4)

Jack Nicholson's directorial debut is a confussing mess but here goes. The film deals with a troubled basketball star (William Tepper) who's caught in an affair with a teacher's wife (Karen Black). The only person trying to make him go straight is his coach (Bruce Dern) but outsiders keep stepping in the way. The film was also co-written by Nicholson and most of the blame can start right here. The film is all over the place and it seems there are enough story lines for at least five other movies. There's also a subplot with a friend who's trying to dodge the draft, which goes no where and leads to some pretty over the top, wannabe serious moments. The one thing going for the film are some pretty good performances, although it appears Dern is trying to give a Nicholson impersonation. Nicholson's direction hits a few good notes but in the end this seems like something that would have only been shown on TV. Needless to say it's never gotten an official release on home video.


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