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License to Drive (1988)

PG-13  |   |  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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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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Ben Affleck tried out for the role of Les Anderson. See more »

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In the shot where the drunk crashes the Caddy into a parked car and knocks the rear bumper off, the cloth top is torn, and the rear windshield broken, before either have actually been damaged. See more »

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Les: Les jams the breaks in order to prevent an accident and looks over at the instructor whose coffee cup lands in his crotch...
Les' DMV Examiner: You're in luck son... the cup... was empty...!
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GET OUTTA MY DREAMS, GET INTO MY CAR
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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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