The Driver/Fun Facts

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< The Driver


  • The titular driver is a man of few words - 350 in all.
  • Not one character has a name in this movie, and are all addressed by their occupation; e.g. "the Driver".
  • This film was originally written for Steve McQueen.
  • This film was originally intended to be over two hours long. For years even the VHS tapes had said the length was over two hours, although it was always 90 minutes on those tapes, on cable TV, and now on DVD. Only once was the longer version shown, in a theater in Hollywood by director Walter Hill. This director's cut involved more chase scenes and character development.
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