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Driven (2001)

 -  Action | Drama | Sport  -  27 April 2001 (USA)
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A young hot shot driver is in the middle of a championship season and is coming apart at the seams. A former CART champion is called in to give him guidance.

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Talented rookie race-car driver Jimmy Bly has started losing his focus and begins to slip in the race rankings. It's no wonder, with the immense pressure being shoveled on him by his overly ambitious promoter brother as well as Bly's romance with his arch rival's girlfriend Sophia. With much riding on Bly, car owner Carl Henry brings former racing star Joe Tanto on board to help Bly. To drive Bly back to the top of the rankings, Tanto must first deal with the emotional scars left over from a tragic racing accident which nearly took his life. Written by Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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Rated PG-13 for language and some intense crash sequences | See all certifications »
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Box Office

Budget:

$72,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$640,223 (Germany) (16 November 2001)

Gross:

$640,223 (Germany) (16 November 2001)
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On one of the cars is an advert for "Dog Chow". In the movie Showgirls (1995), Gina Gershon (who plays Cathy in "Driven") famously talks about how she used to love to eat Dog Chow. See more »

Goofs

When Joe is chasing Jimmy through the streets of Chicago, a helmet can be clearly seen on the driver of the red car (Joe's car) as it enters the tunnel. Both drivers are shown before and after without helmets on. See more »

Quotes

Joe Tanto: Hey Beau, If this is about Pride, You'd better forget it, Cuz thats how this whole thing started.
Beau Brandenburg: What would you do?
Joe Tanto: Me? to get someone back that I really loved? To get that rock out of my stomach? I'd Crawl.
Beau Brandenburg: You'd Crawl?
Joe Tanto: Crawl!
Beau Brandenburg: Joe you never crawl.
Joe Tanto: Yeah, I'd crawl until there was nothing left, C'Mon Champ Use your head.
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References All About Eve (1950) See more »

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Official Chemical
Performed by Dub Pistols
Written by Barry Ashworth, Jason O'Bryan, T K Lawrence, Baqui Abdush-Shaheed & James Sheffield Dewes
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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This is basically a shame.
21 August 2001 | by (Copenhagen) – See all my reviews

After all the preparations of getting hold of the state of the art race cars and setting them up on the racetrack, it is a shame and a disappointment to race fans to watch this movie, because it is so very unrealistic. Most of the action would never take place in real life racing. The chase-scene which includes the race cars in a down-town high speed pursuit is actually very intertaining if you disregard the computer-animated Playstation-inspired action sequences and the fact that racecars cannot be fired up by jumping into the drivers seat and turning the none-existing ignition key. If you are a race fan don't bother to watch this movie - it is too painfull.


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