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A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in 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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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 driving storyline, director Nicolas Winding Refn does not have any interest in cars. He doesn't hold a driving license and has failed his driving test 8 times. See more »


Obviously flipped footage of Driver when he first spots Irene and Benicio standing with Shannon at the garage. In addition to the text on the lift being backwards, his hair is parted in a different direction and the brown patch on his denim shirt has jumped to the other side of his chest. 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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A Real Hero
Written by David Grellier, Austin Garrick, Bronwyn Griffin
Performed by College (f. Electric Youth)
Courtesy of Valerie Records
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Drive through LA
30 September 2011 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

A haunting movie with a stilted atmosphere reminiscent of Mulholland Drive though in an altogether different genre. The pink credits beginning the movie and the music throughout are pure eighties and set an offbeat tone against the contemporary LA streets and skyline. Great character studies punctuated by violent action scenes keep the audience immersed in this blood bath of a movie. Some powerful performances, stylish direction and intricate plotting complete this strangely understated production. Drive may not deliver box office gold in the short term though will certainly be paying long term dividends as a reference point for future film noir writers, directors and fans.

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