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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 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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Lise: I feel homesick
Bill: Homesick? For what?
Lise: My loneliness. I want to go back home to feel all my loneliness again
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Referenced in Rate It X (1986) See more »

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It wasn't that bad!!!!!!
8 October 2000 | by (cincinnati, ohio) – See all my reviews

Elizabeth Taylor stars as a beautiful, but disturbed woman who arrives in Rome to find a lover who will agree to murder her. Based on the novel by Muriel Spark, THE DRIVER'S SEAT is generally considered to be Taylor's all-time worst film, but I disagree, and not just because I'm a huge Elizabeth Taylor fan(which I am), but because this film really has something to say about the hypocrisy, corruption, and violence that exists in our society today. I'm not saying that it isn't exploitative or played for the sensational, because it is and it bites off a little bit more than it can chew, but this movie has some depth and meaning. Taylor really works at her role, and as usual she pulls it off. It's not great, classic cinema, but you could do much worse.


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