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License to Drive (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 6 July 1988 (USA)
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A teen decides to go for a night on the town with his friends despite flunking his driver's test.

Director:

Greg Beeman

Writer:

Neil Tolkin
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Corey Haim ... Les Anderson
Corey Feldman ... Dean
Carol Kane ... Mrs. Anderson
Richard Masur ... Mr. Anderson
Heather Graham ... Mercedes Lane
Michael Manasseri ... Charles
Harvey Miller Harvey Miller ... The Professor
Michael A. Nickles ... Paolo (as M.A. Nickles)
Nina Siemaszko ... Natalie Anderson
Grant Goodeve ... Natalie's DMV Examiner
James Avery ... Les' DMV Examiner
Grant Heslov ... Karl
Michael Ensign ... School Teacher / Bus Driver
Helen Hanft ... Miss Hellberg
Christopher Burton Christopher Burton ... Rudy
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Storyline

Les doesn't have a driving license yet, but to impress his gorgeous date Mercedes he borrows his grandpa's Cadillac for a night out... and has to witness the poor car going through more and more intense maltreatments. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Some guys get all the brakes!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

To Live and Drive in L.A. See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$22,433,275
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Hughes was considered to direct this film. He would have cast Anthony Michael Hall as Les Anderson and Molly Ringwald as Mercedes Lane. See more »

Goofs

The tow truck driver obviously has a deep southern accent when he tells Les to get off his truck,but in his next lines the accent disappears. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Anderson: I'm making some room for the old boat. Want to help, Dean?
Dean: I'd love to, Mr. Anderson. But I just remembered.
[Pretends to cough]
Dean: I'm allergic to, uh...
[Thinks]
Dean: ...dust and cardboard boxes.
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Alternate Versions

To receive a PG certificate, 7 seconds were cut from the original UK video version with the removal of the line "You mustn't fuck with the Department of Motor Vehicles." The line was reinstated for the 2012 UK DVD, which is rated 12. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Holliston: Joe's Soda (2013) See more »

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Battle Hymn of the Republic
(uncredited)
Music by William Steffe
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A very funny teen comedy!!!!!!!
20 March 2004 | by brnnttebabeSee all my reviews

I absolutely loved this movie!!! it was funny and had a good plot! it stars Corey Haim as the main character with none other than Corey Feldman as his sidekick! this movie has lol! the story is about Les(Corey Haim) and he failed his driving test, which is a bad thing because he just got the date with the girl of his dreams, so he takes his grandfathers car and has the ride of his life, with some help from his friends (corey feldman). the girl ends up getting drunk and being asleep the whole time, so she doesnt know anything that has happened. one of the funnyest parts is when a drunk guy steals a bangs up the car and les' father finds out. i think everyone should rent it and watch it, its worth the money trust me!


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