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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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



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Release Date:

27 April 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Champs  »

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Box Office


$72,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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The driver Memo Moreno is named after real-life ChampCar drivers Roberto Moreno and Memo Gidley. The use of a wheelchair-bound team owner is inspired by Sir Frank Williams. See more »


After the last race, Joe Tanto takes off his driving gloves, which are clean, and reveals dirty hands meant to be a result of the race. See more »


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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Worst race movie ever... or simply worst movie ever?
3 June 2011 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

It's hard to write a review about something so horrible in every single aspect: acting, scripting and, above all, the representation of Indycar races... I guess if at least one in the entire troupe has ever watched a real race in his life! Stupid and unrealistic things keep happening all the time, without logic or respect for the intelligence of the unlucky spectator. I'm not spending any more time reviewing this movie, I only hope that no one wants to see it after these lines. I'm a huge race fan and this movies is insulting and a true shame... Arghh! I've been DRIVEN mad! Not yet ten lines! This movie sucks... really sucks! I got it!

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