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License to Drive (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 6 July 1988 (USA)
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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Rudy
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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Neil Tolkin's script started out as a failed article for 'National Lampoon' magazine. See more »

Goofs

When Les is taking his driver exam and is asked to stop on the hill, in both shots after the initial stop and after he drops the emergency brake the ignition is in the off position. See more »

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Les: Not too bad for a kid without his license, huh?
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Referenced in Valerie: License to Drive (1989) See more »

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I FEEL FREE
Written by Jack Bruce and Peter Brown
Performed by Belinda Carlisle
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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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