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License to Drive (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 6 July 1988 (USA)
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A teen decides to go for a night on the town with his friends despite flunking his driver's test.

Director:

Greg Beeman

Writer:

Neil Tolkin
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Corey Haim ... Les Anderson
Corey Feldman ... Dean
Carol Kane ... Mrs. Anderson
Richard Masur ... Mr. Anderson
Heather Graham ... Mercedes Lane
Michael Manasseri ... Charles
Harvey Miller Harvey Miller ... The Professor
Michael A. Nickles ... Paolo (as M.A. Nickles)
Nina Siemaszko ... Natalie Anderson
Grant Goodeve ... Natalie's DMV Examiner
James Avery ... Les' DMV Examiner
Grant Heslov ... Karl
Michael Ensign ... School Teacher / Bus Driver
Helen Hanft ... Miss Hellberg
Christopher Burton Christopher Burton ... Rudy
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Storyline

Les doesn't have a driving license yet, but to impress his gorgeous date Mercedes he borrows his grandpa's Cadillac for a night out... and has to witness the poor car going through more and more intense maltreatments. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Taglines:

Some guys get all the brakes!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

To Live and Drive in L.A. See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,850,934, 10 July 1988

Gross USA:

$22,433,275

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,433,275
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"Archie's Atomic Drive-In" was a former Johnie's Broiler at 7447 Firestone Blvd. in Downey, CA. See more »

Goofs

Even though Dean is shown towing Les on a two-wheel bike, the actors rode a three-wheel bike for balance. The two back wheels are visible when Les guards his face from some branches that he and Dean ride through. See more »

Quotes

Dean: Les, that license in your wallet, that's not an ordinary piece of paper, that is a driver's license, and its not only a driver's license, it's an automobile license, and it's not only an automobile license, it's a license to live, a license to be free, a license to go wherever, whenever and with whomever you choose.
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Alternate Versions

To receive a PG certificate, 7 seconds were cut from the original UK video version with the removal of the line "You mustn't fuck with the Department of Motor Vehicles." The line was reinstated for the 2012 UK DVD, which is rated 12. See more »

Connections

Featured in Corey Feldman Interview (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Time Starts Now
Written by Bill LaBounty and Sam Lorber
Produced by David Cole and Joe Pasquale
Performed by Boys Club (as The Boys Club)
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Another 80s fave of mine.
27 July 2001 | by billybrown41See all my reviews

This is one of the best films to ever feature the two Coreys. Yep, this is back when they were still cool. The movie has all sorts of funny situations and (intentionally) funny dialogue that actually works. I really love the scene involving the drunk. That may be a bit gross, but I still laguh. Really folks, it's the Summer, run to the video store and pick it up. Get your 80s fix.


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