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Dad... Can I Borrow the Car? (1970)

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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Spencer Quinn
Peter Renaday ...
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Larry Gloege
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Used Car Salesman
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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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30 September 1970 (USA)  »

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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: Don't pay attention to that oil clunker its got a clean engine but a leaky rear end. If you want a real cream puff come on by. And don't pay any attention to the price tag, I can be had for a lot less. You dig? Ah haha.
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Features Freewayphobia #1 (1965) See more »

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Disney, Can You Destroy This Film?
11 August 2003 | by (Northbrook, IL, USA) – See all my reviews

This relic of a short film starts with a teen going through the process of attempting to get a driver's license. It quickly becomes sidetracked with just about every imaginable topic relating to cars.

Such things as dune buggies, drag racing, custom paint jobs and car shows are discussed. It often attempts to be humorous but instead the film is dull, drawn out and even sexist at times. None of the people in the film are actually heard. Instead, everything is done in narration and voiceovers. Sorry, but I can't stand that.

There is nothing educational or interesting about "Dad, Can I Borrow The Car?". It's just another piece of mindless filler to take up time on their "Wonderful World Of Disney" TV show. 1/10


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