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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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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:

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

Gross:

$32,616,869 (USA) (6 July 2001)
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Trivia

Renny Harlin: As a driver taking his son to a park before one of the races. See more »

Goofs

Methanol, the fuel used in CART racing cars, does not float on water as gasoline does - alcohol will mix very happily with water. It also burns with a barely visible flame, unlike gasoline which burns with the yellow flame and thick black smoke shown in the film. See more »

Quotes

Joe Tanto: I got will and I got faith. I believe you can will yourself in anything and do anything. And faith, that is like believing in something, man that's like having a good disease. It's contagious, if you hang around with people who have it you're gonna catch it, and its gonna change your attitude.
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Referenced in Klatretøsen (2002) See more »

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The Best Things
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Written by Richard Patrick
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By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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