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The Driver finds himself in a dangerous, yet highly political situation; this time being pursued by a helicopter gunship while carrying a passenger with a suitcase... the contents of which will decide the fate of a nation. Written by Bill Rossi <goodbytes@shaw.ca>

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When the briefcase is shot, a huge spray of gunk goes all over the inside of the windshield. The Driver only wipes off a small part of it so he can see, but a short while later the inside of the windshield is clean. See more »

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Very solid!
17 April 2005 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

What makes this "The Hïre" short slightly better than most of the others is the very solid acting in this movie. Don Cheadle gives away a very solid performance.

Also the action is once more top-class! The Driver versus a helicopter is a very cool thing to watch.

I also love the way the story is told and it's edited well together by John Gilroy. Also the story itself is very solid and exciting and is very well constructed, completely with a solid and satisfying ending. Good job Joe Carnahan and Joe Sweet!

Also look for some small cameo's by F. Murray Abraham, Ray Liotta and Robert Patrick.

8/10

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