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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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Get ready for the race of your life. 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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27 April 2001 (USA)  »

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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: [finland] Numerous Finnish flags in the bleachers and also painted on some spectators' bodies. See more »

Goofs

Joe and Jimmy could not have taken the race cars from the party as easily as they did. CART cars do not have onboard starters, so they can't be started simply from the cockpit. You would need a crew member with a starter motor at the back of the car to fire the engine. Most "racing cars" at shows and parties like this are usually dummy display models, without "real" engines or other heavy, and expensive, mechanical components. Moreover, if the cars actually had been authentic (and somehow could have been started), they likely would have had virtually no fuel aboard; most city fire departments have strict regulations on this for a show or display car, especially inside a hotel. See more »

Quotes

Sophia Simone: Hi, I'm Sophia.
Demille Bly: That's your problem.
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: 90's Sports Montage (2008) See more »

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Follow the Leader
Performed by Eric B. & Rakim
Written by Eric B. & Rakim
Courtesy of MCA 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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