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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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Natalie's 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)  »

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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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Corey Feldman chose all his own wardrobe. See more »

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In the scene when Les was rushing his mom to the hospital, as he tried to drive through the red light and the car wouldn't move, you could see the brake pedal was down. See more »

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Dean: Get the juicehead to pull over.
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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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Legendary
14 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Looking back into the mist of time (when i was a child of the eighties) This is the film that encapsulates that time for me. Funny, blokes with rolled up sleeve jackets and with terrible acting by Haim what's not to like? Getting serious for a moment, it is actually a very good film. Tightly written, well directed and with good supporting acting it would get a nine if only Haim could stop a) Blinking b) Keep his mouth shut, he looks like a fish. If anyone wants to know what all the fuss was about in the late eighties with two lads called Corey, then this is the film to watch. In fact it should be given to directors as a how to manual, on how to make a light breezing ENTERTAINING film, which the movies sadly lack these days. A film every home should own. LEGENDARY.


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