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The Driver's Seat (1974)
"Identikit" (original title)

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

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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: If you think you're going to have sex with me, you're very much mistaken
Bill: But I haven't had my daily orgasm. It's an essential part of the diet; an orgasm a day. If you miss a day, you have to have two the next day and that gives me indigestion.
Lise: I have no time for sex. I mean it. Sex is of no use to me, I assure you.
Bill: But orgasms are yang!
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6 July 2004 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

Those sadly uneducated critics who dub this Liz' worst film have evidently never seen Boom!, based on Tennessee Williams' play The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore. I don't believe Boom! has ever been released in any video format; it is unbelievably horrendous. Compared to it, Identikit (or The Driver's Seat) is a work of genius. Liz' rant at the saleslady in the very first scene is worthy of comparison with Mink Stole's opening sequence in Desperate Living. I'm also fond of the scene at the airport, where she shouts at the security people, "You're all so suspicious! SUSPICIOUS! SUS-PI-CIOUS!" Her wardrobe looks like it was designed by a clown(her landlady asks derisively if she's off to join the circus), her hair must be seen to be believed, and I give this piece of vintage Liziana three out of four stars.


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