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Driven (2001)

PG-13  |   |  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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Budget:

$72,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,174,504 (USA) (27 April 2001)

Gross:

$640,223 (Germany) (16 November 2001)
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Brian Transeau (BT) composed the music for this film. He also composed music for another racing film, The Fast and the Furious (2001). See more »

Goofs

Clearly, the race in Germany was americanized for the movie. Commentators would not say "Welcome to Germany", but "Welcome to City, Germany". In addition, German TV does not announce temperatures in Fahrenheit, ever. And German weather maps show Germany, not half of Europe for their forecast. If they do, the countries are named in German, not English. In the movie, the temperatures are in Celsius and Fahrenheit and the weather map shows 'Poland', not Polen, 'Germany' and not Deutschland. See more »

Quotes

Carl Henry: What about the fear?
Joe Tanto: It's gone.
Carl Henry: The fear is never gone.
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Follow the Leader
Performed by Eric B. & Rakim
Written by Eric B. & Rakim
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Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A film that, like Stallone, you'll wish they hadn't made
24 January 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Ugh. Stallone once commented that he wished he'd never made this movie, and I can't help but agree with him: DRIVEN is a complete load of tosh and a stain on the careers of both the actor as well as director Renny Harlin, a guy who's made his fair share of codswallop in his time.

DRIVEN is a flashy, nonsensical racing drama, filled with all of the cheesy jump cut editing that you'd expect from a first-time director just learning the ropes, not a guy who once made the classic that is DIE HARD 2 and who directed Stallone in the engaging action flick CLIFFHANGER. Beneath the style there's very little substance indeed, with the film focusing on the boring young characters while leaving the seasoned pros (Stallone, Burt Reynolds) on the sidelines with little to do.

Even worse, the story is littered with discrepancies and plot holes, from criminal actions having no comeuppance to the general anything-to-win theme, which is all over the place. The race scenes themselves should be the highlight of this production but they're dull beyond belief, interspersed with some awful CGI shots. I don't have a single good word to say about this movie, other than that I've seen worse, but that really ISN'T a commendation.


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