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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>
Neil Tolkin's script started out as a failed article for 'National Lampoon' magazine. See more »
When the coffee cup flips on to the instructor's lap during Les's road test, the hole in the dash board containing the device (air spout or piston) that launched it is visible. See more »
[while chasing the drunk man in the Beatle car]
I don't care what you say to the man just get him to pull over.
The man is a drunken lunatic don't you think this is a little bit dangerous.
Your telling about dangerous, Charles you want to know whats dangerous. Me going home and having to explain to my father that this piece of shit is my Grandfather Cadalliac.
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Fun and Lightweight...Just what a teenage comedy needs to be!
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.
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