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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
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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 »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Manasseri was only 13 when filming started. See more »

Goofs

Corey Haims hair seems to change throughout the movie. It goes from light brown to medium golden brown,light auburn to dark auburn. In different scenes his hair goes from gelled and styled to dry and fluffy. Towards the end of the movie when he is driving his mom to the hospital his hair his longer. See more »

Quotes

Dean: Charles, you spasticated idiot.
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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 »


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Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week)
Written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne
Performed by Jerry Wright
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Superbulous!
16 February 2004 | by ben_lavelle_ukSee all my reviews

An all time classic that re-unites the corey's. wooo. one of the best 80's comedies of all time. just the opening scenes of the driving exams takes it above the rest. and then bring on the drunk who steals the car. a superb movie that kicks a**e. wahoo.

MINT AS A FISH!


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