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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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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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Short | Comedy | Family

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30 September 1970 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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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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Featured in The Mouse Factory: Back to Nature (1972) See more »

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A great way to prep for Driver's Ed
12 January 1999 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie to prep young students for the real world of Driver's Ed and getting your first car. Although the hairstyles and car styles have changed slightly since 1970, the basic ideas remain the same. From the fast-talking used-car salesman to the horrific DMV tester, no detail is left out. Rent it, show it to your teenager, and see if they still ask, "Dad, Can I Borrow the Car?"


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