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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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Cast

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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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The Disenchantment of an All-American Jock. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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28 May 1971 (France)  »

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Aquellos años  »

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$800,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Jack Nicholson makes a director cameo as an annoyed bearded guy wearing sunglasses in the campus military draft scene. 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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Referenced in Drive, She Said (1997) See more »

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Where can I get a copy?
26 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a very interesting movie, as it was Jack Nicholson's directorial debut, and included several other stars before they "became big" such as Bruce Dern and Karen Black. I was an extra in this movie when filmed on the University of Oregon campus/in Eugene area in 1971. Before it came out in theaters, I had left the country for the Peace Corps. When I returned, it had come and gone but I never got a chance to see it.

I remember one of the scenes was filmed with a camera inside a basket ball, and was passed back and forth across the court running from one end to the other to "get a perspective from the ball's viewpoint".

Anyone seen any copies (vhs or other options for getting a copy)? Would love to see it, as I was in several scenes but again never saw it.

Thanks for any leads or ideas of where one would go to get more info.

Bob Petow (bobpetow@comcast.net)


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