Dad... Can I Borrow the Car? (1970)

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A live-action short, using many avant-garde film techniques, that looks at American car culture in the late 1960s. The main section deals with the many trials and obstacles a teenager must ... See full summary »

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A live-action short, using many avant-garde film techniques, that looks at American car culture in the late 1960s. The main section deals with the many trials and obstacles a teenager must face on the path to being able to drive. Surviving the driver's education class is only the first step, as the teenager must then pass his driving test, and then finally get permission to borrow the family car. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Although originally written for TV, "Dad... Can I Borrow the Car" was a theatrical release and was not on TV until a 1972 episode of "The Wonderful World of Disney". See more »

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Various Characters: Psst over here hey you looking for a good deal yeah I got four new retreads, got a new paint job and a complete motor overhaul.
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Features Freewayphobia #1 (1965) See more »

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An old forgotten Disney classic.
10 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

Watching this film again (after I don't know how many years) reminds me of the spontaneous comedy the Disney crew used to produce, whether live action or animation. The film moves at a non-stop & unpredictable pace - it's like taking a quick joyride for 45 minutes. Hasn't lost it's freshness after all these years. Sure it's dated in some respects (clothing, styles, etc), but the presentation & storyline itself is timeless. The spot with the used car dealer never gets old, and is only a small sample of how much fun this film is. Watching the old custom hot rods brings back flashbacks of a time that seemed to have no limits or restrictions on car-muscle mania. I was fortunate enough to find an old (but mint) copy on Ebay, and don't regret it a bit. Hats off to director Ward Kimball, writer Ted Berman, and narrator Kurt Russell.


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