The Driver

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

The Driver (1978, USA) is a Crime film directed by Walter Hill.

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Main Details

  • Released in 1978 | Color
  • Runtime: 91 min
  • Production Co: EMI Films | Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
  • Distribution Co: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation (1978) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Walter Hill
  • Written by Walter Hill
  • Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani, Ronee Blakley, Matt Clark, Felice Orlandi, Joseph Walshs, Rudy Ramos, Denny Macko, Frank Bruno.
  • Produced by Lawrence Gordon, Frank Marshall
  • Original Music by Michael Small
  • Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop (as Philip Lathrop)
  • Film Editing by Tina Hirsch, Robert K. Lambert


  • To break the driver the cop was willing to break the law.


The Driver is a 1978 crime thriller film written and directed by Walter Hill, starring Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern, and Isabelle Adjani. Based upon similarities in plot elements, it is heavily influenced by Jean-Pierre Melville's film Le Samouraï. The film is also notable for its impressive car chases, its no-frills style of filmmaking, and its rarely speaking, unnamed titular character. (Wikipedia)

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