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Drive Hard (2014)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 3 October 2014 (USA)
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A former race car driver is abducted by a mysterious thief and forced to be the wheel-man for a crime that puts them both in the sights of the cops and the mob.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Simon Keller
... Peter Roberts
... Agent Walker
... Rossi
Yesse Spence ... Tessa Roberts
Jerome Ehlers ... Bank Chairman
Carol Burns ... Granny
Robert Newman ... Grandpa
... Gas Station Attendant
Andrew Buchanan ... Detective Blanchard
... Detective Chief Inspector Smith
... Agent Brown
... Guild
... Tabloid Reporter
... Stacy
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A former race car driver turned driver's training instructor (Jane) is abducted by a mysterious thief (Cusack) and forced to be the wheel-man for a crime that puts both in the sights of the cops and the mob and leads them all on a chase across Australia's Gold Coast. Written by Annonymous

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This heist is about to go into overdrive.

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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3 October 2014 (USA)  »

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Hard Drive  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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In one driving scene just before they arrive at Chisholm's Garage they are driving along the wrong side of the road for the entire scene. See more »

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During the chase scene with the bikers after john grabbed the case the scene shows the back of the car at an angle clearly showing the shadow of the rear camera. See more »

Quotes

Peter Roberts: Put down the rubber gun.
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Referenced in Projector: Drive Hard (2014) See more »

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Cheeky Bastards
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Written by Bryce Jacobs and Anthony Snape
Performed by Bryce Jacobs and Satnam Ramgotra
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The best part of this movie is the dialog and interaction between Cusack and Jane. The action sequences are repetitive & generic
8 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

"You didn't hire me, you kidnapped me." Peter Roberts (Jane) is a former race car driver who gave up his dream because his new wife didn't like it. He now spends his days giving driving lessons to teenagers. When Simon Keller (Cusack) shows up for a lesson Roberts isn't excited about the way he drives and takes the keys. When they stop at a bank so Keller can get money to pay he runs out with cops after him and tells Roberts to drive. Now Roberts is wanted has an accomplice but Keller says he will be able to make sure Roberts goes free but he has to help first. Going in I was thinking (probably like you) a movie with Cusack and Jane, woo hoo. Going off that expectation I was disappointed. The main problem with this movie is that is isn't consistent at all. Some parts are very exciting and entertaining while others are so slow moving I found my mind wandering. Surprisingly the best part of this movie is the dialog and interaction between Cusack and Jane. All of the action sequences are repetitive and generic. For a movie that talks about car racing there is really only one chase and it's not a very good one at all. There really isn't a whole lot else to say about this one. Overall, the reason to watch is the interaction between Cusack and Jane. It's actually almost better to just skip to those scenes and skip the rest of the movie. I was very disappointed with this. I give it a C.


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