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The Driver's Seat (1974)

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R | | Drama | 10 October 1975 (USA)
Mentally disturbed spinster Lise experiences a series of bizarre encounters in Rome as she searches for someone to murder her.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lise
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Bill
Guido Mannari ...
Carlo
Mona Washbourne ...
Mrs. Helen Fiedke
Luigi Squarzina ...
Lead Detective
Maxence Mailfort ...
Pierre
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English Lord
Anita Bartolucci ...
Saleswoman
Gino Giuseppe ...
Police Commissioner (as Gino Giuseppe C.S.C.)
Marino Masé ...
Traffic Policeman
Bedy Moratti ...
Dress Shop Owner
Dino Mele ...
Police Captain
Alessandro Perrella ...
Detective (as Alessandro Perrella C.S.C.)
Quinto Parmeggiani ...
Hotel Waiter
Nadia Scarpitta ...
Elderly Lady at airport (as Nadia Scarpitta Pernice)
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Lise, a mentally unbalanced middle-aged woman travels toward a fatal destiny that she had helped to arrange, as if her own extinction will bring a meaningful existence to its wished-for end - a premeditated search for someone, anyone, with whom she could form a dangerous liaison. Written by alfiehitchie

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Was she really mad enough to plot her own murder?

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Luchino Visconti had wanted to film this in 1970 with Glenda Jackson in the lead. See more »

Quotes

Lise: Eh, excuse me, which way is to the Hilton, please?
Traffic Policeman: Turn left and then keep straight
Lise: Thank you. Ah, do you carry a revolver?
Traffic Policeman: No
Lise: Because if you did, you could shoot me
[she drives off]
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OUTSTANDING FILM...VERY UNDERRATED
23 January 2002 | by (Rantoul, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I have been watching and enjoying Elizabeth Taylor films all my life and this is one of her best. I think this film is one of the most underrated films of all time. It is flawless in every aspect...story, directing, set, music, clothes, and of course acting. The beautiful and talented actress Elizabeth Taylor does not walk through this one. She gives it her all, as well as does everyone else involved in this work of Art. This is not a spoon fed piece of sugar, rather a serious and artistic look at the psychology of a "person".


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