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Overdrive (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 6 October 2017 (USA)
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Two car thief brothers, who journey to the south of France for new opportunities, wind up in the cross hairs of the local crime boss.

Director:

Antonio Negret

Writers:

Michael Brandt (screenplay by), Derek Haas (screenplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Eastwood ... Andrew Foster
Freddie Thorp ... Garrett Foster
Ana de Armas ... Stephanie
Gaia Weiss ... Devin
Simon Abkarian ... Jacomo Morier
Clemens Schick ... Max Klemp
Abraham Belaga Abraham Belaga ... Laurent Morier
Kaaris Kaaris ... Franck
Mars Bezot Mars Bezot ... Rolf
Magne-Håvard Brekke Magne-Håvard Brekke ... Kuhn
Joshua Fitoussi Joshua Fitoussi ... Leon
Pierre-Marie Mosconi Pierre-Marie Mosconi ... Officer Closson
Frédéric Anscombre ... Officer Depaul
Mehdi Salem Mehdi Salem ... Alain
Anaïs Monory ... Clair
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The story centers on two car thieves, brothers, who journey to the south of France for new opportunities and wind up in the cross hairs of the local crime boss. Andrew and Garrett Foster (Scott Eastwood and Freddie Thorp) are thieves who specialize in luxury cars, only the most expensive cars. They've been hired to steal a gorgeous Bugatti 1937 valued million euros, so they head to the south of France for the job. But they get caught, and Jacomo Morier (Simon Abkarian), the local crime boss who owns the Bugatti, doesn't take it lightly. In exchange for their lives the two brothers will have to steal a car from Max Klemp (Clemens Schick), Morier's arch-rival, and not any car, Morier wants them to steal Klemp's 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, his most prized car. Written by Teaser-Trailer.com

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Think fast. Drive faster.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for violence, action, some sexual material and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Belgium | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

6 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Овердрайв See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Budget:

€24,340,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,287,185
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the bar on the matches is a nod to Gene Hackman's character in 'The French Connection' and 'The French Connection II,' parts of which were shot in Marseille. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene where the BMW M4 turns into the path of the semi, the dashboard of the car shows the vehicle in park, something the car would not likely allow the driver to do while moving. See more »

Quotes

Max Klemp: That guy I put in a barrel was that too much?
Andrew Foster: No that was just enough
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Featured in Projector: Overdrive (2017) See more »

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This movie just doesn't work
6 July 2018 | by tmpsvitaSee all my reviews

Yet another attempt, rather bankrupt, in search of the formula that has made certain movies extremely successful, traveling with very little grit and very low narrative ambitions the road of the automotive genre in cinema the already asphalted and traveled with knowledge of the by the now historical, mainly in the field of pure entertainment, saga of "Fast and Furious". The result is a useless film to which eats the elegance that desperately seeks, the grit necessary to entertain and a personality that could have made him at least distinguishable. The main problem is the unawareness of the director, who seems to have never understood what kind of film he should have shot. "Overdrive" rather than a gripping action film resembles a long advertising that can be perfumes, cars or simply clothing, in short, everything but a movie. If only Antonio Negret had paid more attention to the development of the plot, which is extremely trivial and hasty, or even just the same attention that he used to continuously frame the surrounding environment and faces as well as the bodies of the various actors, the film could also to work, let's say that the plot is also vaguely interesting and could have given rise to a film at least for entertainment. Even the cast is not at all helpful with the trivial and cloying interpretations and with a Scott Eastwood who seems to be trying to cover up his surname from film to film. It must also be said that the screenplay proves to be a major obstacle for them, with an extremely superficial writing of characters, an equally superficial characterization and an initial presentation of them that is extremely didactic and irritating. In short, the film is missing a lot of things just to be considered such but the biggest mistake is probably the fact that the director seems not to have noticed, given his pompous and presumptuous approach.


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