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Drive, He Said (1971)

Hector is a star basketball player for the College basketball team he plays for, the Leopards. His girlfriend, Olive, doesn't know whether to stay with him or leave him. And his friend, ... See full summary »

Director:

Jack Nicholson

Writers:

Jeremy Larner (screenplay), Jack Nicholson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Tepper ... Hector
Karen Black ... Olive
Michael Margotta ... Gabriel
Bruce Dern ... Coach Bullion
Robert Towne ... Richard
Henry Jaglom ... Conrad
Michael Warren ... Easly (as Mike Warren)
June Fairchild ... Sylvie
Don Hanmer ... Director of Athletics
Lynette Bernay Lynette Bernay ... Dance Instructor (as Lynn Bernay)
Joseph Walsh ... Announcer #1 (as Joey Walsh)
Harry Gittes ... Announcer #2
Charles Robinson ... Jollop
Bill Sweek Bill Sweek ... Finnegan
David Ogden Stiers ... Pro Owner (as David Stiers)
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Storyline

Hector is a star basketball player for the College basketball team he plays for, the Leopards. His girlfriend, Olive, doesn't know whether to stay with him or leave him. And his friend, Gabriel, who may have dropped out from school and become a protestor, wants desperately not to get drafted for Vietnam. Written by Jack Gattanella

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The Disenchantment of an All-American Jock. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1971 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Yellow 33 See more »

Filming Locations:

Eugene, Oregon, USA

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bruce Dern has said that Jack Nicholson's directing was one of the best he ever received. See more »

Goofs

Boom mics are visible in two scenes. First, when William Tepper / "Mike" is walking with a friend on a sidewalk and descends some stairs on a hillside. Second, when Tepper is in Karen Black / Olive's home, the low ceiling in the living room forces the boom mic into view. See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits are typed so small, one can hardly read them. Sometimes the letters in the names are blurred because of their ultra-small size. See more »

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Referenced in Step by Step: Drive, He Said (1992) See more »

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Member of the cast
25 September 2007 | by cbljsteersSee all my reviews

As a member of the cast, I was a member of the band at all the basketball games, I would like to let the world know after being in the movie, that we were not allowed to see it since it was banned in Oregon. This was due to the producers and the director breaking the contract with the University of Oregon where it was shot. Seems that the U of O sign was shown. While we were shooting, we were allowed to eat several meals with the cast and production staff. Mr Nicholson was quite memorable for being one of the most ill-mannered men I have ever met. Quite a time for a young 20 year old. BUt certainly not what campus life was really like in the late 60's and early 70's despite what Hollywood may think. Trombone player from Oregon


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