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License to Drive ()


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A teen decides to go for a night on the town with his friends despite flunking his driver's test.

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Les Anderson
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Dean
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Mrs. Anderson
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Mr. Anderson
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Mercedes Lane
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Charles
Harvey Miller ...
The Professor
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Paolo (as M.A. Nickles)
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Natalie Anderson
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Natalie's DMV Examiner
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Les' DMV Examiner
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Karl
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School Teacher / Bus Driver
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Miss Hellberg
Christopher Burton ...
Rudy
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Dean's Mom
Kimberly Hope ...
Dean's Sister
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Grandpa Anderson
Bernie Pock ...
Dropout #1 (as Bernie Polk)
Jon Conrad Pochron ...
Dropout #2 (as Jon Pochron)
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Dropout #3
Christina Cocek ...
Anchorwoman
Jerry Tullos ...
DMV Clerk
Kelly Ames ...
Very Cute Girl
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Tow Truck Driver
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Huge Cop
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Second Cop
Eric Rosse ...
Club Doorman
Mary Ruth Breschard ...
Charles' Mom
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Pizza Parlor Waitress (as Nanci Kusley)
Heidi Jardine ...
Roller Skating Waitress
Ira S. Rosenstein ...
Protest Leader (as Ira Rosenstein)
Fred Inman ...
Police Officer at Protest Rally (as Fred H. Inman)
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Girl at DMV
Chanin Brooks ...
Girl at DMV Test
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Valet (as C. Jon Grisson)
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Waiter
Lila Finn ...
Old Blind Lady
Jack Tice ...
Priest
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Student (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
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Cute Girl (uncredited)
Henry Alan Miller ...
Drunk Driver (uncredited)
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Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Directed by

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Greg Beeman

Written by

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Neil Tolkin ... (written by)

Produced by

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Mack Bing ... associate producer
John Davis ... producer (as John A. Davis)
Andrew Licht ... producer
Jeffrey A. Mueller ... producer

Music by

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Jay Ferguson

Cinematography by

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Bruce Surtees

Film Editing by

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Wendy Greene Bricmont
Stephen Semel

Editorial Department

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Rod Dean ... assistant editor
Mark Helfrich ... additional film editor
Chris Jackson ... assistant editor
John Spence ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Penny Perry

Production Design by

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Lawrence G. Paull

Set Decoration by

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Jeff Haley

Costume Design by

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Hilary Wright

Makeup Department

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Del Acevedo ... makeup artist: supplemental unit
Judy Crown ... hair stylist
Francisco X. Pérez ... makeup artist (as Frank Carrisosa)
Susan Zietlow-Maust ... hair stylist: supplemental unit (as Sue Maust)

Production Management

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Mack Bing ... production manager / unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Richard W. Abramitis ... second assistant director (as Richard Abramitis)
Joe Dunne ... second unit director
David Kelley ... first assistant director: second unit
Michael Kusley ... first assistant director (as Mike Kusley)
Janet Levine ... DGA trainee: second unit
Larry Lipton ... second assistant director: supplemental unit
David Newman ... second assistant director: second unit
Conrad E. Palmisano ... second unit director
Tomaz Remec ... second second assistant director
Robert M. Rolsky ... first assistant director: supplemental unit (as Bob Rolsky)

Art Department

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Ken Adachi ... assistant property master
James Allen ... art director: second unit
Peter Bankins ... property master: supplemental unit
Timothy Braniff ... production illustrator (as Tim Braniff)
Mary Ann Good ... set decorator: supplemental unit
James Hegedus ... production illustrator
Bill Hrnjak ... construction foreman
Larry Johnson ... lead man
David L. McGuire ... assistant property master: supplemental unit (as David McGuire)
Michael Milgrom ... property master
Greg Papalia ... set designer
David Shauger ... construction foreman: supplemental unit
Michael Walsh ... lead man: supplemental unit

Sound Department

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Nicholas R. Allen ... cable person (as Nicholas Allen)
George Baetz ... boom operator: supplemental unit
Tom Bellfort ... supervising sound editor: Soundelux, Inc.
Neal Burger ... sound editor (as Neal Berger)
Chris Carpenter ... rerecording mixer
John Duvall ... sound editor
Cameron Frankley ... sound editor
George Geren ... cable person: supplemental unit
Joe Gilbert ... assistant sound editor
Stan Gilbert ... adr supervisor
Victor Grodecki ... sound editor
Doug Hemphill ... rerecording mixer (as D.M. Hemphill)
Richard Hymns ... sound editor
Larry Kemp ... sound editor
Joseph A. Mayer ... sound editor (as Joseph Mayer)
Art Rochester ... sound mixer
Douglas J. Schulman ... boom person (as Douglas Schulman)
Paul A. Sharpe ... rerecording mixer
Wylie Stateman ... supervising sound editor: Soundelux, Inc.
Edward F. Suski ... rerecording mixer
Richard Van Dyke ... mixer: supplemental unit (as Richard van Dyke)
Scott Warner ... assistant sound editor
Asher Yates ... sound editor
Cathie Speakman ... sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Stan Parks ... special effects coordinator
Kevin Quibell ... special effects coordinator
Paul Stewart ... special effects coordinator: supplemental unit

Stunts

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Linda Arvidson ... stunts (as Linda Lee Arvidson)
Ken Blazer ... stunts
Jerry Brutsche ... stunts
Steve Buckingham ... stunts
Bobby Burns ... stunts (as Bobby Andrew Burns)
Harold Burns ... stunts
Kerrie Cullen ... stunts
Jeff Dashnaw ... stunts
Scott Dockstader ... stunts
Joe Dunne ... stunt coordinator
Dick Durock ... stunts
David Efron ... stunts
Greg Wayne Elam ... stunts (as Greg W. Elam)
Bob Elmore ... stunts (as Robert Elmore)
Charles Edward Fortson ... stunts
Linda Lee Franklin ... stunts
Allan Graf ... stunts (as Alan Graf)
Stefan Gudju ... stunts
James M. Halty ... stunts
Dick Hancock ... stunts
Bob Herron ... stunts (as Robert Herron)
Jeff Jensen ... stunts
Henry Kingi ... stunts
James C. Lewis ... stunts (as C. James Lewis)
Carey Loftin ... stunts (as Carey Lofton)
Dwayne McGee ... stunts
Faith Minton ... stunts
John Moio ... stunts
Paula Marie Moody ... stunts
Conrad E. Palmisano ... stunt coordinator: supplemental unit (as Conrad Palmisano)
Victor Paul ... stunts
Manny Perry ... stunts (as Manuel Perry)
William R. Perry ... stunts
Norman Rockwell ... stunts
J.P. Romano ... stunts
Pat Romano ... stunts (as Patrick Romano)
Thomas Rosales Jr. ... stunts
Bobby Sargent ... stunts
Anthony G. Schmidt ... stunts (as Anthony Schmitt)
Rick Seaman ... stunts
Jan Michael Shultz ... stunts
Jerry Spicer ... stunts
Jerry Summers ... stunts
Neil Summers ... stunts
Cris Thomas-Palomino ... stunts
Mike Tillman ... stunts
Michael Washlake ... stunts (as Mike Washlake)
Paula Wayton ... stunts (as Paula Moore-Wayton)
Jack West ... stunts
Randell Dennis Widner ... stunts (as Radell Widner)
Brian J. Williams ... stunts
Harry Wowchuk ... stunts
Christopher Bowman ... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Burch ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Gale M. Adler ... still photographer (as Gale Adler)
Michael J. Bailey ... best boy electric (as Michael Bailey)
Arthur R. Botham ... director of photography: second unit (as Bud Botham)
Gary R. Dodd ... key grip (as Gary Dodd)
Candy Edwards ... assistant camera: "b" camera, supplemental unit (as Candace Edwards)
David Fay ... key grip: supplemental unit
Jimmy Godber ... best boy electric
Tom Hayes ... gaffer
James Keys ... electrician (as James Keyes)
Jan Koshay ... dolly grip
Julio Macat ... camera operator: "a" camera supplemental unit
Keith Pallant ... electrician
Paul M. Pollard ... camera operator: "b" camera (as Paul Pollard)
Joyce Rudolph ... still photographer
Dennis Smith ... camera operator: "a" camera
Gregory W. Smith ... assistant camera: "b" camera, supplemental unit (as Gregory Smith)
Eric Stoner ... best boy grip
Tama Takahashi ... assistant camera
David Terpin ... company grip (as David Turpin)
Mike Thomas ... assistant camera
Richard Tim Vanik ... camera operator: "b" camera supplemental unit (as Tim Vanik)
Lynda Vincent ... assistant camera: "a" camera, supplemental unit
Susan Walsh ... assistant camera: "a" camera, supplemental unit
Lorna Wiley ... assistant camera
Mark Simon ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Durk Tyndall ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Donna B. Anderson ... casting associate (as Donna Anderson)
Connie Zimmer ... casting coordinator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ingrid Ferrin ... additional set wardrobe
Marla Denise Schlom ... costume supervisor: women
Chuck Velasco ... costume supervisor: men

Location Management

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Lisa Blok-Linson ... assistant location manager
Laura Brown ... assistant location manager: supplemental unit
Fred Inman ... location police coordinator (as Fred H. Inman)
Joel Marx ... location manager: supplemental unit
George McDowell Agnew ... assistant location manager (as George McDowell)
Ira S. Rosenstein ... location manager (as Ira Rosenstein)

Music Department

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Jim Cahill ... music coordinator
Thomas A. Carlson ... music editor (as Tom Carlson)
Kathy Nelson ... music supervisor
Jellybean Benítez ... music producer: "Sweet Surrender" (uncredited)
Lonnie Sill ... music department (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Hope Williams ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Glenn Carter ... picture car coordinator
John Hood ... transportation captain
Dean E. Mason ... transportation coordinator: supplemental unit (as Dean Mason)
Stanley R. Webber ... transportation captain: supplemental unit (as Stanley Webber)
Randy White ... transportation coordinator
Steve Bonner ... driver (uncredited)
Tim Sisson ... picture car mechanic (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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Robert Anderson ... production assistant
Patrick Andriani ... assistant: Mr. Licht and Mr. Mueller
Julianna Arenson ... production accountant
Kathy Barnett ... assistant: Mr. Davis
Brooke Brooks ... assistant: Mr. Davis
Hilbert Hakim ... production assistant
Lindsey Jones ... unit publicist
Wanda Mull ... production coordinator
David Russell ... production coordinator
Gayle Sandler ... assistant production accountant
Mark Suveg ... craft service
Jack Tice ... studio teacher
Suzanne Todd ... assistant: Mr. Beeman (as Susy Todd)
Jon Van Dyke ... assistant dog trainer (uncredited)

Thanks

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Susan Becker ... special thanks
Deirdre Kelly ... special thanks (as Deirdre Kelly Sullivan)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines Some guys get all the brakes! See more »
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Also Known As
  • To Live and Drive in L.A. (United States)
  • Plein pot (France)
  • Daddy's Cadillac (Germany)
  • Papá Cadillac (Spain)
  • Sem Licença para Dirigir (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 88 min
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Budget $8,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Neither Corey Feldman nor Corey Haim had a driver's license when filming started. See more »
Goofs The license plate on the caddy changes from "GRANDPA" to "GRANPA" in various scenes. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Arthur 2: On the Rocks/Short Circuit 2/Coming to America/A Handful of Dust/License to Drive (1988). See more »
Soundtracks Drive My Car See more »
Quotes Les: I am so dead they're going to have to bury me twice.
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