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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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Richard
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Conrad
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Easly (as Mike Warren)
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Director of Athletics
Lynette Bernay ...
Dance Instructor (as Lynn Bernay)
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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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28 May 1971 (France)  »

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$800,000 (estimated)
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First film role of any kind for William Tepper, who portrayed the lead role of Hector. 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 »

Crazy Credits

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 Saturday Night Live: Bruce Dern/Leon Redbone (1983) See more »

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He said what?
12 June 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

(...) shall we &/ why not, buy a goddam big car/ drive he sd, for/ Christ's sake, look/ out where yr going. (I Know A Man by Robert Creeley). This poem is recited at the beginning of the film; I guess Nicholson was trying for some cultural reference that escaped me. The times were rough on those who sought meaning in the arts; there were too many filmmakers, painters, writers who were more interested in reshaping their consciousness than communicating with the world.

I give this 4/10 because of Karen Black, because of the basketball sequences that are quite well shot, because Black and Tepper have an entertaining argument in the supermarket. The rest of the movie doesn't interest me in any way. It will go into the bargain bin of film history along with Head, Alice's Restaurant, The Strawberry Statement, Zabriskie Point and many more once lauded, now forgotten efforts.


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