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Drive, He Said (1971)

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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, ... See full summary »

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Hector
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Olive
Michael Margotta ...
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)
June Fairchild ...
Sylvie
Don Hanmer ...
Director of Athletics
Lynette Bernay ...
Dance Instructor (as Lynn Bernay)
Joseph Walsh ...
Announcer #1 (as Joey Walsh)
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Announcer #2
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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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16 July 1971 (Finland)  »

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Aquellos años  »

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$800,000 (estimated)
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The outdoor riot scene was shot during an actual campus protest. During filming, students at a nearby college got in a scuffle with police. When director Jack Nicholson heard about it, he took his actors and crew to the site of the mêlée and shot footage without permission. See more »

Goofs

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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The opening credits are typed so small, one can hardly read them. Sometimes the letters in the names are blurred because of their ultra-small size. See more »

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The sixties as they were . . .
24 March 2012 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

I attended college in the late Sixties, and I wanted to chime in with Titov and others who says that this is one of only a handful of movies that captures the time as lived experience rather than journalistic cliché. I can think of only three or four others: "Baby, It's You"; "Dog Fight"; and to some extent Milos Forman's first American film, "Taking Off." Not one of these films is available on Netflix. I saw each when it came out. "Taking Off" was revived pretty often for three or four years, so there must have been others who liked it as much as I did. The others I haven't seen since they were first in theaters, so I can'be sure of my present reaction. But for 40 years I've remembered the last line of "Drive, He Said," which says something.


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