The Driver is a shadowy BMW driver who serves as a chauffeur. On a dark night, he is carrying an elderly old Cuban. They are startled by a van full of armed terrorists, demanding a cache of diamonds stolen by the passenger. At first the Driver is willing to give it up, but when he learns that his cargo actually swallowed the diamonds, he decides to do the right thing.Written by
The car seen in the final scene actually had been wrecked into a tree during filming. John Frankenheimer commended BMW for allowing the filmmakers to show the cars being heavily damaged in what is essentially a commercial. He also said that showing the BMWs actually being damaged, then continuing to race along at over 100mph illustrates just how remarkable these cars are. See more »
When the BMW avoids hitting the oncoming truck, the right rear light is broken. A few seconds later, the right (now intact) rear light is destroyed again by a shot. See more »
This is the first in a series of eight BMW films called The Hire. This one isn't bad. The entire short is basically one car chase. But the reason for the chase is interesting, and there's just enough action to bring it to above average status. Plus I like Clive Owen, so that's a plus.
Bottom Line: Short and sweet, maybe not great but worth a watch.
There really isn't much more to say but IMDb wants me to fill up 10 lines, so I'm writing this sentence in hopes of filling it up, okay I'm done.
6.5 out of 10, rounded up to a 7 for IMDb
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