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License to Drive (1988)

 -  Comedy  -  6 July 1988 (USA)
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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
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Grant Goodeve ...
Natalie's DMV Examiner
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Les' DMV Examiner
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Karl
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School Teacher / Bus Driver
Helen Hanft ...
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:

$22,433,275 (USA)
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Neither Corey Feldman nor Corey Haim had a driver's license and were in the middle of obtaining it during the filming of the movie. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Les was rolling the Cadillac out, when he stopped the car and the car started to roll back the door was open, in the next shot the door was closed. See more »

Quotes

Miss Hellberg: Wait a minute. Stand back children, don't trout me, I'm a living time bomb!
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References The Flintstones (1960) See more »

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WAITING FOR THE BIG ONE
Written by Rick Neigher and David Cole
Produced by David Cole
Performed by Femme Fatale
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Fun and Lightweight...Just what a teenage comedy needs to be!
16 July 1999 | by (Barry, Texas USA) – See all my reviews

License to Drive is one of those few movies to come on at three in the morning on a Friday night that will always capture my attention. It is a fun comedy, and one of the last of its genre at the near end of the decadent 80s.

One-time teen sensations, Corey Haim and Corey Feldmen, hot off Joel Schumacher's teen vampire opus The Lost Boys, star as a pair of friends who spend one wild night in Haim's character, Les Anderson's grandfather's 16-year old prize Cadillac. Well, naturally, hilarity ensues, as does every driving disaster known to man.

Great performances abound, especially our two starring Coreys, but also look for stand-out turns by Richard Masur and Carol Kane as the hapless parents of Les. Also keep your eyes opened for a young Heather Graham, who plays the aptly named Mercedes, and the object of young Les' affection.

All in all, an enjoyable, breezy comedy.

Highly recommended.


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