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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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Karl
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School Teacher / Bus Driver
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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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While Corey Feldman's character is fixing the dint on Corey Haim's character's grandfather's Cadillac hood, he makes the comment that his parents are like vampires. Both Haim and Feldman starred in the vampire movie The Lost Boys (1987). See more »

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When the drunk man falls asleep and Les is trying to get in the car, you can see the stuntman turning his head toward Les several times, obviously making sure he is keeping the car in the right place. See more »

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Les' DMV Examiner: Buckle up, son! This is the real world out here!
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WAITING FOR THE BIG ONE
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Produced by David Cole
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Courtesy of MCA Records
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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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