Variety - 07/26/1978
"...[The filmmakers] have engineered a number of car chases and they are fabulous..."
Uncut - 07/01/2004
"[W]ith a series of stunningly orchestrated car chases, a satisfyingly complicated plot and a couple of instances of eye-popping violence."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Ryan O'Neal and Bruce Dern star in this fast-paced crime thriller filled with white-knuckle car chases. Known as the fastest getaway man on highstakes robbery jobs, The Driver (Ryan O'Neal) is also relentlessly pursued by a detective on the police force who's obsessed with catching him (Bruce Dern). With its all-star cast, which also includes Isabelle Adjani and Ronee Blakley, and an action-packed story, The Driver is a metal-crunching, heart-stopping chase from start to finish!
Ryan O'Neal stars as The Driver, a conniving and talented getaway driver who's continually on the run from a detective obsessed with capturing him. Told from the criminal's perspective.
Theatrical Release |
Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification.
Color by DeLuxe.
Additional credits: Richard Wagner (sound).
Additional cast: Denny Macko (Exchange Man), Frank Bruno (The Kid), Will Walker (Fingers).