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Driven (2001)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Sport | 27 April 2001 (USA)
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A young hot shot driver is in the middle of a championship season and is coming apart at the seams. A former CART champion is called in to give him guidance.

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Talented rookie race-car driver Jimmy Bly has started losing his focus and begins to slip in the race rankings. It's no wonder, with the immense pressure being shoveled on him by his overly ambitious promoter brother as well as Bly's romance with his arch rival's girlfriend Sophia. With much riding on Bly, car owner Carl Henry brings former racing star Joe Tanto on board to help Bly. To drive Bly back to the top of the rankings, Tanto must first deal with the emotional scars left over from a tragic racing accident which nearly took his life. Written by Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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Action | Drama | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for language and some intense crash sequences | See all certifications »
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27 April 2001 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$94,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,174,504, 29 April 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,616,869, 8 July 2001
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Trivia

According to director Renny Harlin's commentary, his first cut of the movie was four hours long. Only 51 minutes of deleted footage was included as a special feature on the DVD. See more »

Goofs

First CART race in Germany was driven in 2001, but Juan Pablo Montoya was already a Formula One driver in this year. See more »

Quotes

Joe Tanto: Hey Beau, If this is about Pride, You'd better forget it, Cuz thats how this whole thing started.
Beau Brandenburg: What would you do?
Joe Tanto: Me? to get someone back that I really loved? To get that rock out of my stomach? I'd Crawl.
Beau Brandenburg: You'd Crawl?
Joe Tanto: Crawl!
Beau Brandenburg: Joe you never crawl.
Joe Tanto: Yeah, I'd crawl until there was nothing left, C'Mon Champ Use your head.
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Referenced in Pawn Stars: Old Man's Gamble (2009) See more »

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Good Time
(Driven Remix)
Performed by Leroy
Written and Remixed by Leroy
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Movie incorrectly titled. Should have been Drivel.
29 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

This load of garbage has to be one of the worse sports movies ever foisted on the movie going public. The storyline was trite and predictable, the acting was so wooden I thought I was looking at a story about dead trees and apart from some shots of actual CART races, which stood out as the only good looking bits of the movie, the cinematography and editing looked positively amateurish. A couple of special effects looked ok but, as is often the case with inadequate movies, mostly they were used to cover for a load of crap. An example is the sequence where a car is flying through the air in slow motion while cars pass by underneath the car in a blur. Ridiculous. The racing incidents looked unrealistic and the cars racing through the city was positively ludicrous. A good example of the way to show a sequence like that is Smash Palace. Save your money, or time if you are thinking about watching the movie on TV. It is a shame that the scale only goes down to 1 as it deserves less than that. This movie also shows that Stallone was at his "acting" peak as the grunting mumbling blockhead in the Rambozo movies.

I would rather stick my most sensitive anatomical parts in a running blender filled with a cocktail of aftershave, iodine and salt water connected to the electrical mains than watch this load of fetid dingo droppings again.


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