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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Storyline

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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28 May 1971 (France)  »

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Aquellos años  »

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$800,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A scene was surreptitiously filmed of Michael Margotta running naked across the campus. The contract with the University of Oregon stated no nudity to be filmed on campus. The word got out, officials of the university objected, but that part of the filming had already been secreted out of the state. The movie's other nude scenes were filmed elsewhere. Source: Variety, Sep. 16, 1970. 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 Step by Step: Drive, He Said (1992) See more »

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Dull and pointless, with annoying characters
22 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

I went to see this movie at our college theater thirty years ago because I liked Bruce Dern in Silent Running and Family Plot. To this day (sorry Jack Nicholson), it is still the dullest movie I've ever seen. It just went on and on with no discernible point and then - it just ended. The lights came up and I watched everyone looking around in confusion. Had the projectionist missed a reel? I've never had the urge to find out. All I remember about the movie is that it was a non-drama about some annoying college basketball players and their coach. The most enjoyable part of the movie was watching the totally mystified audience afterwords. Fortunately, this was just an exception for Jack, Bruce, and Karen Black.


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