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The Driver finds himself in a dangerous, yet highly political situation; this time being pursued by a helicopter gunship while carrying a passenger with a suitcase, the contents of which will decide the fate of a nation.

Director:

Joe Carnahan

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Joe Carnahan, David Fincher (based on an original concept created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Clive Owen ... Driver
Don Cheadle ... Passenger
F. Murray Abraham ... Airport Guru
Clifton Powell ... FBI Agent
Bruce A. Young ... Body Guard (as Bruce Young)
Jimmy Ortega ... Body Guard 2
Eli Danker ... General
Ofer Samra Ofer Samra ... Minion 1
Amir AboulEla ... Minion 2 (as Jack Alsted)
Deron Cordero Deron Cordero ... Military Driver
Cario Cordero Cario Cordero ... King
Tynan Grierson Tynan Grierson ... Soldier 1
Sean Barry-Weske Sean Barry-Weske ... Soldier 2 (as Sean Barry)
Ben Hernandez Bray ... Helicopter Gunman (as Ben Bray)
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Storyline

Storming down a serpentine road, the Driver and his secretive passenger with a mysterious briefcase cuffed to his wrist, are desperately trying to evade the incessant attacks of a military helicopter. Risking life and limb, the Driver refuses to be in the dark any longer, however, all he needs to know is that the outcome of this mission may preserve peace. Written by Nick Riganas

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Details

Official Sites:

BMW Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hire: Ticker See more »

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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Dedicated to Joe Sweet. See more »

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When he notices that there's someone following them, the helicopter surveillance shot shows no one is following them. See more »

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25 November 2002 | by m41apulseSee all my reviews

I find the BMW Films series an amazing collection of short films - and Ticker the best. This film is an action-packed thriller that leaves you wishing they would make a full length picture. The story is told in an 'answers first, questions later' fashion that builds suspense and saves the revealing of the mystery for the end. Clive Owen and Don Cheadle shine in this production. Not to be missed.


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