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Writers (WGA):
Hossein Amini (screenplay)
James Sallis (book)
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16 September 2011 (USA) See more »
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Some Heroes Are Real See more »
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A mysterious Hollywood stuntman, mechanic and getaway driver lands himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ryan Gosling ... Driver

Carey Mulligan ... Irene

Bryan Cranston ... Shannon

Albert Brooks ... Bernie Rose

Oscar Isaac ... Standard

Christina Hendricks ... Blanche

Ron Perlman ... Nino
Kaden Leos ... Benicio

Jeff Wolfe ... Tan Suit

James Biberi ... Cook

Russ Tamblyn ... Doc

Joe Bucaro III ... Chauffeur (as Joey Bucaro)

Tiara Parker ... Young Woman
Tim Trella ... Hitman #1

Jimmy Hart ... Hitman #2

Tina Huang ... Waitress

Andy San Dimas ... Stripper

John Pyper-Ferguson ... Bearded Redneck
Craig Baxley Jr. ... Masked Man #1
Kenny Richards ... Masked Man #2

Joe Pingue ... Assistant Director #1
Dieter 'Dietman' Busch ... Assistant Director #2 (as Dieter H. Busch)

Chris Muto ... Caterer
Rachel Dik ... Newscaster

Cesar Garcia ... Waiter
Steve Knoll ... Movie Star

Mara LaFontaine ... Movie Star Girlfriend
Teonee Thrash ... Police Officer
Ralph Lawler ... Basketball Announcer (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rio Ahn ... Police Actor in Makeup Chair (uncredited)

Caitlin Litzinger ... Stripper (uncredited)

Sarah Adela Tirado ... Chola (uncredited)

Directed by
Nicolas Winding Refn 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Hossein Amini (screenplay)

James Sallis (book)

Produced by
Frank Capra III .... co-producer
Garrick Dion .... co-producer
Joe Fineman .... associate producer
David Lancaster .... executive producer
Bill Lischak .... executive producer
Michel Litvak .... producer
Linda McDonough .... executive producer
Jonathan Oakes .... co-producer
John Palermo .... producer
Marc Platt .... producer
Gigi Pritzker .... producer
Chris Ranta .... production executive
Peter Schlessel .... executive producer
Adam Siegel .... producer
James Smith .... co-producer
Jeffrey Stott .... executive producer
Gary Michael Walters .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Cliff Martinez 
 
Cinematography by
Newton Thomas Sigel (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Matthew Newman  (as Mat Newman)
 
Casting by
Mindy Marin 
 
Production Design by
Beth Mickle 
 
Art Direction by
Christopher Tandon 
 
Set Decoration by
Lisa K. Sessions  (as Lisa Sessions Morgan)
 
Costume Design by
Erin Benach 
 
Makeup Department
Linda Arnold .... hair stylist
Medusah .... hair department head
Michael Moore .... key hair stylist
Gerald Quist .... makeup department head
Gerald Quist .... special makeup effects artist
Ronnie Specter .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jim Behnke .... unit production manager
Alice S. Kim .... production supervisor
Jeffrey Stott .... unit production manager
Michael Toji .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dieter 'Dietman' Busch .... second assistant director (as Dieter H. Busch)
Frank Capra III .... first assistant director
Mark Carter .... second second assistant director
Darrin Prescott .... second unit director
Pamela Monroe .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
Ronan O'Connor .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Salvador Anaya .... plaster foreman
Isidoro Avila .... set dresser
Will Blount .... property master
Todd Butler .... flooring foreman
Denis Cordova .... construction coordinator
Kyle Craig .... labor foreman
Joshua Dobkin .... art department coordinator
James Doh .... storyboard artist
Chris Eguia .... assistant property
Joseph Feld .... art department production assistant
David Goldstein .... paint supervisor
Megan Greydanus .... graphic designer
Bart C. Hubenthal .... on-set dresser (as Bart Hubenthal)
Charles Kern .... stand-by painter
Luz .... stand-by painter
Dana McCall .... assistant property (as Dana L. McCall)
Michael Mestas .... set dresser
Jason Olson .... set dresser
Richard Robinson .... general foreman
Nick Stanton .... set dresser
Craig Stoa .... set dresser
Freddy Waff .... leadman
Raymond Waff .... set dresser
Angie Kern .... construction medic (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Julie Altus .... adr recordist
Lon Bender .... sound designer
Lon Bender .... sound supervision
Sean Byrnes .... sound utility
Kerry Ann Carmean .... sound effects editor (as Kerry Carmean Williams)
Krissopher Chevannes .... sound recordist
Robert Eber .... sound mixer
Scott Edelson .... boom operator
Victor Ray Ennis .... sound designer
Victor Ray Ennis .... supervising sound editor
Robert Fernandez .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Hackner .... foley editor
Catherine Harper .... foley artist
Dan Korintus .... dialogue editor
Darrin Mann .... foley mixer
Christopher Moriana .... foley artist
Dave Paterson .... sound re-recording mixer
Dean St. John .... adr mixer
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
John C. Stuver .... dialogue editor (as John Stuver)
Damian Volpe .... sound effects editor
Paul Yurt .... mix engineer
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
Peter Zinda .... sound effects editor
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
James Lorimer .... special effects coordinator (as Jimmy Lorimer)
William H. Schirmer .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
John Myers .... visual effects producer: Ring of Fire
Caleb Owens .... digital compositor
Jerry Spivack .... visual effects supervisor: Ring of Fire
Peter Amante .... flame artist (uncredited)
Justin Beaupre .... visual effects producer: Ring of Fire (uncredited)
Casey Conroy .... visual effects producer: Ring of Fire (uncredited)
Elbert Irving IV .... visual effects coordinator: Wildfire VFX (uncredited)
Lauren Ritchie .... visual effects producer: Wildfire VFX (uncredited)
Dottie Starling .... visual effects supervisor: Wildfire VFX (uncredited)
Mark Wilhelm .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Wade Allen .... utility stunts
Dieter 'Dietman' Busch .... utility stunts (as Dieter H. Busch)
Jeremy Fry .... stunt double: Driver
Lane Leavitt .... utility stunts
Ed McDermott II .... precision driver
Travis Merendino .... stunt double: Nino (as Travis Merindino)
Darrin Prescott .... stunt coordinator
Larry Rippenkroeger .... utility stunts
R.A. Rondell .... utility stunts (as Ra Rondell)
Michael Runyard .... utility stunts
Rich Rutherford .... utility stunts
Mam Smith .... stunt double: Blanche
Alex Wen .... utility stunts
Danny Wynands .... utility stunts (as Dan Wynands)
Dean Bailey .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Donny Bailey .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Craig Baxley Jr. .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Joe Bucaro III .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Jimmy Hart .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Greg Knapp .... stunts (uncredited)
Ed McDermott II .... precision driver coordinator (uncredited)
Robert Nagle .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Allan Padelford .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Salomon Passariello .... stunt performer: reshoots (uncredited)
Scotty Richards .... precision driving coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dana Arnold .... rigging gaffer
Micah Y. Bisagni .... assistant camera
Patrick Brennan .... lighting technician
Kurtis Burr .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Chris Christensen .... grip
Peter Clemence .... grip
Sean Devine .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Simon England .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Richard Foreman Jr. .... still photographer
Vadim Frumin .... grip
Chris Gordon .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Amy Hoffecker .... lighting technician
Jeffrey A. Johnson .... best boy grip (as Jeffrey 'J.J.' Johnson)
Alex Klabukov .... key grip
Gregory Lundsgaard .... camera operator: "b" camera
Gregory Lundsgaard .... steadicam operator
Chris Maybugh .... grip
Luca Mercuri .... camera operator
Anthony G. Nakonechnyj .... chief lighting technician (as Tony Nakonechnyj)
Adam George Neas .... grip
Nino Neuboeck .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Ryan Nguyen .... digital imaging technician
Serge Nofield .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Serge Rethi Nifield)
Ryan Pacheco .... best boy rigging grip
David A. Parks .... lighting technician
John Priebe .... lighting technician
Jerry Sandager .... key rigging grip
Jake W. Smith .... grip
Hannes Steixner .... grip
Joshua Stern .... assistant chief lighting technician
Stephen Thorp .... best boy rigging electric
Dempsey Tillman .... video assist (as Dempsey James Tillman)
Sam Wayman .... lighting technician
Anders Yarbrough .... loader
Greg Baldi .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Mike Barnett .... ultimate arm operator (uncredited)
Mario Contini .... camera production assistant (uncredited)
Jerardo Gomez .... electrician (uncredited)
Tom Heigl .... camera technician: Phantom (uncredited)
Alan Jacoby .... additional camera assistant (uncredited)
Jordan Lapsansky .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Drew Lauer .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Marty Miller .... best boy grip (uncredited)
Michael Orr .... grip (uncredited)
Robert Petrin .... edge arm technician (uncredited)
Chanel Raisin .... camera production assistant (uncredited)
Shaun Sangkarat .... grip (uncredited)
Tom Tcimpidis .... digital imaging technician (uncredited)
Steve Wolfe .... focus puller: Edge Arm (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Joe Cappelletti .... adr voice casting: The Final Word
Lauren Cokeley .... extras casting
Brandi S. Hawkins .... extras casting (as Brandi Hawkins)
Kara Lipson .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gretchen Cayman .... costumer
Michael Eisenhower .... costume shopper
Katy Johnson .... ager/dyer
Lindsay McKay .... assistant costume designer
Mustapha Mimis .... costumer
Mustapha Mimis .... key set costumer
Jean Rosone .... costume supervisor
Sarah Springer .... costume production assistant
 
Editorial Department
Mike Chiado .... digital intermediate technologist
David Feldman .... digital intermediate account executive
Liam Ford .... digital intermediate producer: Postworks
Andrew Geary .... color assistant
Thomas McCullough .... digital conform (as Tom McCullough)
Michael Nouryeh .... first assistant editor
Tom Poole .... digital intermediate colorist
Aaron Ruby .... post-production assistant
Jack Sheehan .... post-production assistant
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... digital intermediate executive producer: Company 3
Devin Sterling .... digital intermediate head of production
Diego Borghello .... additional post-production services (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Eric Craig .... music supervisor
James Gibb .... executive music producer
Johnny Jewel .... composer: additional music
Annette Kudrak .... music editor
Brian McNelis .... music supervisor
Mac Quayle .... music programming
Gregory Tripi .... score producer
Richard Walters .... executive in charge of music licensing
David Low .... musician contractor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Charles Arnone .... driver
John Burish .... driver
Jesse Cartwright .... transportation captain
Michael Cartwright .... driver
Chris Deguzman .... driver
Howard Doing .... driver
Darrell Dubovsky .... driver
John Falvey .... driver (as John O. Falvey)
Frankie Gearhart .... driver
Jesse Gonzalez .... driver
Victor González .... driver (as Victor A. Gonzalez Jr.)
Mark L. Hendrix .... driver (as Mark Hendrix)
Michelle Jones .... driver
Bradley Jay Lesley .... driver
Peter Lucas .... driver
Richard Maginnis .... driver (as Richard J. Maginnis Jr.)
Laurent Marchard .... driver
Steve Mathis .... driver
Chris Neitzel .... driver
William Powell .... driver (as Billy Powell)
Shaun Ryan .... transportation co-captain
James Schulz .... driver
Paul Schwanke .... picture car coordinator
Chris Smallwood .... driver
Greg Stamant .... driver
Chris Stevens .... driver
Bret Stewart .... transportation coordinator
Mark Timpe .... driver
Helio Trujillo .... driver
Toni E. Vanness .... driver (as Toni Vanness)
Oscar R. Venegas .... driver (as Oscar Venegas)
Jeff Verdick .... driver
Jeff Williams Jr. .... driver
Don Williams .... driver
 
Other crew
Lisa Andoh .... accountant manager
David Andriole .... loop group
Mark Atherlay .... adr voice artist
Amy Banks .... payroll accountant
Teall Barnes .... trailer
Ted Bayard .... key assistant location manager
Dub Behnke .... office production assistant (as William 'Dub' Behnle)
John Eric Bentley .... loop group
Ardy Brent Carlson .... set production assistant
Alex Coffee .... manager: business affairs
Rose Cox .... assistant craft service
Austin Davoren .... set production assistant
Richard De Labio .... key assistant location manager (as Rich Delabio)
Rachel Dik .... assistant: Mr. Refn
Janette Evans .... first assistant accountant
Kendall Farley .... assistant: Mr. Pritzler
Alyssa Feener .... assistant: Mr. Stott
Robert Funk .... accounting clerk
Jeffrey Garrett .... key assistant location manager
Taylor Gerrity .... assistant post production accountant
Rob Gibson .... location manager
Frida P. Glucoft .... legal services: visa and immigration
Jane Goldsmith .... script supervisor
Mike Gomez .... loop group
Raymundo Gomez .... catering assistant: Ann & Mario Catering
Matthew Hadfield .... assistant production coordinator
James Henderson .... stand-in: Mr. Gosling
Jay Johnson .... title designer
Tom Just .... legal affairs
Jeff Korson .... assistant location manager
Shari LaFranchi Blakney .... production coordinator
Eric Layne .... production accountant (as Eric W. Layne)
Lauren Lebeouf .... assistant: Mr. Gosling
Mela Lee .... loop group
Joey Levy .... assistant: Mr. Platt
Nik Mavinkurve .... assistant: Mr. Siegel
Shane McLoughlin .... set production assistant
Aaron Michiel .... business affairs executive
John David Moffat .... set production assistant (as John 'J.J.' Moffat)
Miles Mogulescu .... lawyer
Joey Monteiro .... SVP International Marketing & Publicity
Marijana Napoli .... catering assistant: Ann & Mario Catering
Lee Perez-Gonzalez .... office production assistant
Natalya Petrosova .... production finance executive
Sarah Potts .... Assistant to Producer
Michael Pucker .... undomesticated quadruped wrangler
John Rhodes .... assistant: Mr. McDonough
Ruben Rico .... set medic
Cindy Robinson .... loop group
Melissa Rotonto .... set production assistant
Dee Schuka .... post production accountant: Trevanna Post
Rick Shuster .... helicopter pilot: Golden Gate
Jake Stango .... product placement
Mark Svenningsen .... staff accountant
Cid Swank .... unit publicist
Kirk Thornton .... loop group
Kate Trefry .... assistant: Mr. Walters
Joseph Tuccio .... assistant: Mr. Walters (as Joey Tuccio)
Kari Tyler .... second assistant accountant
Toni Vannes .... stand-in: Ms. Mulligan
Claire Wihnyk .... assistant: Mr. Platt
Stephanie Wilcox .... creative executive
Zoe Wilschinsky .... assistant: Mr. Lischak
Jeff Winn .... craft service head
Phill Zagajewski .... stage manager
Ann Zoric .... chef: Ann & Mario Catering
Anthony Zoric .... catering assistant: Ann & Mario Catering
Marijan Zoric .... chef: Ann & Maro Catering (as Mario Zoric)
Mark T Anderson .... stand-in: Ron Perlman (uncredited)
Blake Babson .... production executive (uncredited)
Rootie Boyd .... stand-in (uncredited)
Thomas Brader .... stand-in (uncredited)
Adam Corriea .... production assistant (uncredited)
Eric Corriea .... production assistant (uncredited)
Alexander Dobbs .... production assistant (uncredited)
Zack Tucker Gangnes .... liaison (uncredited)
Greg Hansen .... craft service (uncredited)
Chris Hanson .... medical technical advisor (uncredited)
Jack Hooker .... production assistant (uncredited)
Greg Knapp .... on-set medic: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Greg Knapp .... set medic (uncredited)
Darren P. Leis .... medical technical advisor (uncredited)
Julie McCoy .... production assistant: base camp (uncredited)
Mark Newsom .... production assistant (uncredited)
Kevin Rosenberg .... story editor: Mr. Platt (uncredited)
Derek Selander .... stand-in: James Biberi (uncredited)
Jo Ann Smith .... studio teacher (uncredited)
Spencer R. Williams .... set production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Hossein Amini .... thanks (as Hoss Amini)
Hugh Jackman .... special thanks
Alejandro Jodorowsky .... special thanks
Brian O'Shea .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for strong brutal bloody violence, language and some nudity.
Runtime:
100 min
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Trivia:
James Biberi, who typically plays policemen in minor roles, plays against type as the thug Cook.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The production used two different Mustang GT's while filming. One, a 2011 model, is equipped with the 5.0L engine. The other is a 2010 model, which looks identical but is equipped with a 4.6L engine. All 2011 and later model Mustangs equip a wide view mini mirror, which can be seen when Driver steals the Mustang before the pawn shop heist. In the chase following the heist, the mirror is a regular full-on driver-side mirror without wide view, last used on the 2010 model.See more »
Quotes:
[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?
[pause]
Driver:Good. And you won't be able to reach me on this phone again.
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Referenced in Taken 2 (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
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FAQ

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251 out of 467 people found the following review useful.
Fantastic retro action with art-house flair!, 27 August 2011
Author: markdroulston from New Zealand

It seems to be the case nowadays that film audiences, particularly at this time of year as the summer winds down, are left with a choice of seeing the latest broad appeal movies filling the multiplexes, or venturing to the local independent cinema in search of more intellectual fare. Very rarely will a film transcend these boundaries and offer a mix of Hollywood-style action and art-house flair, which is what makes Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive so unique and something to be celebrated.

Drive tells the story of an unnamed stunt driver (Ryan Gosling) moonlighting as a getaway driver for a crime syndicate run by Bernie Rose (Albert Brooks). Seemingly a loner, the driver becomes involved in the life of his neighbour Irene (Carey Mulligan) and her young son Benicio (Kaden Leos). After agreeing to drive for Irene's newly paroled husband Standard (Oscar Isaac), and finding himself on the wrong side of assassination contract, the driver embarks on a mission to protect Irene from the vicious gangsters who would seek to harm her to get at him. It's a well-worn plot line which in the hands of someone less adept than Refn would likely be nothing more than a forgettable thriller, yet the massively talented director, who picked up the Best Director prize at Cannes this year for Drive, crafts an engaging and thrilling throwback film elevated by masterful performances across the board.

Refn, previously known for the fantastic Bronson, and the lesser known but equally excellent Pusher trilogy, is a man who has very clearly studied his Kubrick. Certainly most modern directors could do worse than imitate the style of one of history's greats like Stanley Kubrick, but rarely does one pull it off with the skill of Refn. In Bronson, the influence was a little more obvious, with the resulting film seeming like something of a spiritual successor to A Clockwork Orange. With Drive however, the traces are a little more subtle, visible in the impeccable technical touches, and the use of dissolves, pensive long takes, and slow zooms, a hallmark of Kubrick's catalogue. Drive is a flawlessly crafted film, filled with beautiful imagery of the Los Angeles underworld seen more often in the work of Michael Mann.

The technical achievements of Drive are more than matched by the acting of the entire cast, and Refn shrewdly selects a wide variety of performers to populate the story. Top notch support comes from Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, the ever dependable Ron Perlman, and particularly Brooks, who jettisons his familiar comedic persona in a truly frightening and villainous performance, which will surely be on the radar of voters come awards season. Mulligan shows characteristic heart in a largely overlooked role, yet the film unquestionably belongs to Gosling. Often heralded as one of the finest actors of his generation, in Drive Gosling delivers his best work yet as the driver; a quiet role that is all the more effective due to the subtlety of the performance. He displays an ability to ratchet up the tension using just the slightest widening of his eyes and tensing of his jawline, and when the character is pushed to act more forcefully, Gosling transitions from almost silent observer to brutal aggressor so swiftly that it leaves one breathless. It's work that he makes look easy, yet it's the most focused performance seen in an action film in quite some time.

There's something undeniably retro about Drive, with its neon opening titles and 80s infused soundtrack, but the film seems remarkably fresh. Smart action filmmaking is so hard to come by these days, so Drive delivers refreshing variety, beginning the time of year when the so-called prestige pictures are released with a bang.

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