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Drive (I) (2011)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  16 September 2011 (USA)
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A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself trouble when he helps out his neighbor.


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A mysterious man who has multiple jobs as a garage mechanic, a Hollywood stuntman and a getaway driver seems to be trying to escape his shady past as he falls for his neighbor - whose husband is in prison and who's looking after her child alone. Meanwhile, his garage mechanic boss is trying to set up a race team using gangland money, which implicates our driver as he is to be used as the race team's main driver. Our hero gets more than he bargained for when he meets the man who is married to the woman he loves. Written by shin

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal bloody violence, language and some nudity. | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Драйв  »

Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,340,461 (USA) (16 September 2011)


$35,054,909 (USA) (3 February 2012)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Despite the elaborate and realistic images of Los Angeles, Nicolas Winding Refn has no knowledge of the city. Refn spent most of his time with Ryan Gosling to get to know the city. See more »


During the tracking shot inside Nino's restaurant, right below the window revealing the Driver wearing a mask is the camera's dolly clearly visible through the entirety of the shot. See more »


[first lines]
Driver: [on phone] There's a hundred-thousand streets in this city. You don't need to know the route. You give me a time and a place, I give you a five minute window. Anything happens in that five minutes and I'm yours. No matter what. Anything happens a minute either side of that and you're on your own. Do you understand?
Driver: Good. And you won't be able to reach me on this phone again.
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Written by Johnny Jewel
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A Captivating Mix Of Contemporary And Retro Aesthetics
4 July 2014 | by (Worcester, England) – See all my reviews

'Drive' is a visceral and brilliantly executed vision of art-house action; possibly one of the greatest art-house films to have graced the screen. Nicolas Winding Refn has created a stylised neo-noir thriller that is simply stunning; full of glorified violence and stroking imagery. The soundtrack is amazing, fully reflecting the films mood, whilst attempting to create an atmospheric feel to accompany the gritty action. 'Drive' is a captivating mix of contemporary and retro aesthetics. A stylish and taut thriller that keeps the audience entertained from start to finish with breathtaking sequences, brutal violence and stunning cinematography, a modern masterpiece that has truly redefined the noir genre.

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