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License to Drive (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 6 July 1988 (USA)
A teen decides to go for a night on the town with his friends despite flunking his driver's test.

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Harvey Miller ...
The Professor
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Paolo (as M.A. Nickles)
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Natalie Anderson
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Natalie's DMV Examiner
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Karl
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Christopher Burton ...
Rudy
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Les doesn't have a driving license yet, but to impress his gorgeous date Mercedes he borrows his grandpa's Cadillac for a night out... and has to witness the poor car going through more and more intense maltreatments. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Some guys get all the brakes!

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6 July 1988 (USA)  »

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To Live and Drive in L.A.  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$22,433,275
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1.85 : 1
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In the opening scene, Natalie's friend sees Les sleeping and asks Natalie if he has mono. Natalie responds, "No, he's just brain dead." In an interview included on the DVD release, Corey Haim reveals that he got mononucleosis, a.k.a mono, during filming. See more »

Goofs

The dent in the drivers door of the '69 GTO disappears in the full-side view of the car before it's crashed into the Chevy Impala. See more »

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Dean: Could you take the car out of neutral? We just got passed by a street sweeper.
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Classical music-Symphony No. 4 in F Minor - Movement 4
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Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Get out of my Dreams, Get Into My Car! Oh yeah! 80's bliss...
8 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

License To Drive was one of those 80's flicks that I had always wanted to see, and yet, never could find a copy. Till now! It was playing on TV recently and I have not only watched it, but am waiting to see if I am fortunate to find the DVD so I can buy it.

Quite simply, if you are a fan of the 80's and/or love your nostalgia then this film is for you! Typical 80's groove, lingo, starring leads (introducing a young and very attractive Heather Graham in her screen debut as the delicious Mercedes Lane) and, something that definitely deserves a mention is the soundtrack! Great tunes that suit the mood perfectly. Billy Ocean's "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car" was a highlight and with the title "License to Drive" was the ultimate song. There are others by Belinda Carlise and the Breakfast Club that will have you not only reminiscing, but toe tapping and humming as well.

Also, look out for James Avery as Les' DMV Instructor. What a champion! Anyway everyone, Get Outta Your Seats... Get it into your DVD player...

Have fun, Cheers!


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