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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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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)

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$22,433,275 (USA)
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Nine Cadillacs were purchased for use in this movie. See more »

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After Les jumps through the back window of the bus, the bus does a 180 in the middle of the road and it's obvious the bus is empty. See more »

Quotes

Dean: Les, that license in your wallet, that's not an ordinary piece of paper, that is a driver's license, and its not only a driver's license, it's an automobile license, and it's not only an automobile license, it's a license to live, a license to be free, a license to go wherever, whenever and with whomever you choose.
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Another 80s fave of mine.
27 July 2001 | by (Kimberling City, MO.) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best films to ever feature the two Coreys. Yep, this is back when they were still cool. The movie has all sorts of funny situations and (intentionally) funny dialogue that actually works. I really love the scene involving the drunk. That may be a bit gross, but I still laguh. Really folks, it's the Summer, run to the video store and pick it up. Get your 80s fix.


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