The Driver

Director: Walter Hill Run Time: 91 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 1978

Starring: Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani, Matt Clark, Ronee Blakley, Ryan O'Neal

A cop pursues a nameless driver who’s made a career out of stealing cars to use as getaway vehicles in robberies all over Los Angeles in THE DRIVER.

Director Walter Hill’s The Driver is no frills filmmaking at its best with amazing car chase sequences and a main character who doesn’t speak. Ryan O’Neal stars as the illusive and silent man dubbed “The Driver” who is being heavily tracked by a tough and conceited detective (Bruce Dern). Obsessed with catching The Driver and willing to risk his career in order to do so, he goes to extensive lengths to bring him down including staging a faux bank heist. Naturally, there’s a woman in the middle who’s on board to thwart the Detective at every turn.

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