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The Driver (1978)

Director:
Walter Hill
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Action/Crime
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Driver
RUNNING TIME
91 minutes
Producer:
Lawrence Gordon
Screenwriter:
Walter Hill


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
The Driver Ryan O'Neal
The Detective Bruce Dern
The Player Isabelle Adjani
The Connection Ronee Blakley

 

Review

The Driver is a stylish, detached and antisocial tribute to driving for the sake of driving and crime for the sake of crime, made at a time when those things still had a palpable meaning for most big-city Americans. The writer/director is Walter Hill, penner of the not too dissimilar cult film The Getaway a few years earlier. And although he arguably made more successful films later on (notably 40 Hrs.), The Driver is arguably his most gutsy and hard-hitting. It's worth a watch for the fervor it represents and instils, if nothing else.

Copyright 28.03.2016 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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