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Drive (2011Film)

Drive is a 2011 American action-drama heist film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn that is adapted from James Sallis’s 2005 novel of the same name.



Like the book, the movie is about a Hollywood stunt performer (played by Gosling) who moonlights as a getaway driver. Prior to its September 2011 release, it had been shown at a number of film festivals. At the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, Drive was lauded with praise and even received a standing ovation. Reviews from critics have been positive, with many drawing comparisons to work from previous eras. Praise has also been given to Gosling’s and Brooks’ performances. The director himself has said influences came from Bullitt (1968) and that Drivewas a dedication to Alejandro Jodorowsky.

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
Starring Ryan Gosling
Carey Mulligan
Bryan Cranston
Christina Hendricks
Ron Perlman
Oscar Isaac
Albert Brooks
Running time 100 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $13 million
Box office $12,394,237[1]



Driver (Ryan Gosling), who remains unnamed throughout the film, works in Shannon’s (Bryan Cranston) garage, picks up occasional stunt driving work, and moonlights as a getaway driver. At the start of the film, his driving skills and precision are established as he helps two burglars evade the police and split up at the Staples Center’s crowded parking lot. Driver always works anonymously, never for the same crooks twice, and makes a point of only allotting them five minutes to do their business.

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