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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.

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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.

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Action | Thriller

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

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France | Belgium | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

6 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apasã pedala! See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Matthew Goode and Alex Pettyfer were originally cast but they were replaced with Karl Urban and Ben Barnes. Barnes also dropped out and was replaced by Sam Claflin. Later, both Urban and Claflin dropped out and were replaced by Scott Eastwood and Freddie Thorp. See more »

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In the final car chase scene, the Maserati is damaged when it comes in contact with the mountainside. There is clear damage to the passenger headlight and passenger side bumper cover. In the final showdown, the Maserati is undamaged. See more »

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Max Klemp: My pilot was weak... I can't stand the weak
[shows he is sealing up said pilot in a barrel]
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Featured in Projector: Overdrive (2017) See more »

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The Poor Man's Fast and Furious that Overdrives Your Brain into Dullness
17 June 2017 | by Radu ScarlatSee all my reviews

Overdrive mashes so many ideas from other movies that it was hard to keep up with all of them and so I stopped counting when I couldn't keep up. Sure, stealing from other movies isn't a bad idea when you add your own touch. As some guy once said "steal like an artist" but with this one, it's like you're watching a weird reenactment of cool ideas from other movies without adding your own details or imprint or at least gluing them together with some sense.

And this is the case with this movie. They made a soup of ideas from other films: vintage and sports cars, protagonists that get trapped in doing a "job" for the rich douche-bag, pretty locations, chases, and cute faces.

But when you add in really bad acting, way too many plot twists and side characters, an absolute lack of chemistry between the main actors, boring racing scenes and some of the stupidest lines of dialogue one can only wonder how come no one realized it was destined to fail in such a loud way?

Speaking of loudness, a message to its creators: turning that goddamn volume up to 1 million won't make it more entertaining but instead leave its viewers with a gigantic headache.

I could, however, see 2 qualities in this racing flick: some pretty panoramic views of France (a la Fast and Furious, of course) and the protagonist half-brothers who actually felt like they were half brothers.

Teens will probably fall in love with the cute faces but otherwise, you should stay away from this poor man's Fast and Furious because Overdrive "overdrives" far from its inspiration points way up to the realm of too much, or too little. Drive Over it and go see something else.

Also, who the **** eats cereal at night?


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