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Driven (2001)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Sport | 27 April 2001 (USA)
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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Where do you go when you are already on the edge? See more »

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Action | Drama | Sport

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

$94,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,174,504, 29 April 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,616,869, 8 July 2001
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Trivia

Beau Brandenburg races for Target Ganassi Racing, whose owner is played by Chip Ganassi. In reality, Target Ganassi is an extremely successful CART team owned by the same person. See more »

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When the action is cut with the German weather report, all captions are in German except the one that says "tomorrow". See more »

Quotes

[In Japan, Sophia Simone does her synchronized swimming routine while Jimmy Bly figures out Beau Brandenberg's next move in racing on his computer laptop]
Jimmy Bly: What are you doing?
Sophia Simone: [showing off to Jimmy her synchronized swimming moves] Swimming.
Jimmy Bly: Swimming? That's swimming to you, huh? I don't think that's swimming; that's uh... a little beyond. I've never seen anything like that. Pretty fantastic. Where'd you learn to do that?
Sophia Simone: I, uh... I was raised by frogs.
Jimmy Bly: Raised by frogs?
Sophia Simone: Ribbit. Ribbit. Ribbit.
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Spin-off Driven (2001) See more »

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This has to be the WORST movie ever written!
26 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie was so bad that the producers owe us another movie just to bring the rating up to zero. It is an insulting slap in the face to every race fan who ever lived and I would suggest that viewers immediately initiate a class action lawsuit to recover the money they wasted on this picture and compensation for the time spent watching it. The ONLY technical aspect of racing that they got right was the fact that the cars, at least SOME of the time, had four wheels. Otherwise, it was obvious that the writer knew absolutely nothing about motor racing. I would suggest that Sylvester Stallone should have at least watched an Indy car race before he wrote this piece of junk.

The computer-generated images were so bad that they probably set back the acceptance of CGI in movies another 50 years. The acting was about as real as the cartoon-like car crashes and all the actual Indy car drivers should have had their agents collectively sue to have their names replaced in the credits by "Allan Smithee."

I would watch this movie again only if forced to, and only for the pleasure of walking out of it and demanding my money back again.


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