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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 (as M.A. Nickles)
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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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Storyline

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)

Gross:

$22,433,275 (USA)
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In some VHS versions of the movie, the song "New Sensation" by INXS was used as a replacement for the song Trouble by Nia Peeples that's in the theatrical version. See more »

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The license plate on the caddy changes from "GRANDPA" to "GRANPA" in various scenes. See more »

Quotes

Les' DMV Examiner: Last name first, first name last!
Les: Uh... Anderson... Les Anderson.
Les' DMV Examiner: Buckle up, son, it's the real world out here!
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TROUBLE
Written by Steve Harvey
Produced by Steve Harvey
for Pellagra Limited, Inc.
Performed by Nia Peeples
Courtesy of Polygram Special Projects
a division of Polygram Records, Inc.
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21 December 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

well what can i say don't read other comments this is 80s at its best...

great cast great story... plus a great few cars.

plus there's a great scene at the start with Heather Grahem and Freddy Cruger ( another great movie)

also check out Philip banks from the fresh prince......

"last name first...first name last"

one of the best 80s films around not yet on pal DVD but wont be long........ check out my reviews i don't lie

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