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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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The Professor
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Paolo (as M.A. Nickles)
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Natalie's DMV Examiner
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Les' DMV Examiner
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School Teacher / Bus Driver
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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)

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$22,433,275 (USA)
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In the opening scene, Natalie's friend sees Les sleeping and asks Natalie if he has mono, to which Natalie responds, "No, he's just brain dead." In an interview included on the DVD release, Corey Haim reveals that he did actually contract mono during filming. See more »

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After the drunk man drives off in the Cadillac, Les, Dean, and Charles get in the man's Volkswagen. Charles says they can't take the car, and Les says "Yeah? Well, he took our car. We're gonna take his!", but his lips aren't moving when he says it. See more »

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Mr. Anderson: I'm making some room for the old boat. Want to help, Dean?
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Haimster and Feldog's 2nd best film
8 November 2004 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

One of the better 80's teen flicks in which Haim and Feldman manage to pull off surprisingly good performances. If you are going 2watch any of their movies make it this one as their output in the nineties as not up to scratch. Nice to see a young Heather Graham in one of her first decent roles as the out of reach babe Haim falls for. The film is also complimented by the great soundtrack featuring eighties greats, Billy Ocean, Belinda Carlisle and many others. Look out for a great cameo from Uncle Phil from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air who plays Les' driving instructor. The Scene with the drunk driver is especially funny. This film is made even more hilarious by the fact that Corey Haim drove round LA without a real driving license for many years when he was in his wild child years. They Rock.


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