Synopsis: A mysterious man who has multiple jobs as a garage mechanic, a Hollywood stuntman and a getaway driver seems to be trying to escape his shady past as he falls for his neighbor - whose husband is in prison and who's looking after her child alone. Meanwhile, his garage mechanic boss is trying to set up a race team using gangland money, which implicates our driver as he is to be used as the race team's main driver. Our hero gets more than he bargained for when he meets the man who is married to the woman he loves.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Production: FilmDistrict
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 77 wins & 170 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

Take a fucking hike.

I wanna talk to my partner.

Hah, I'm just fucking with you.

How're you doing Shannon.

How's the fucking leg?

I've paid my debt.

I'll think about it. Okay?

But I wanna meet the kid first.

That's all I ask.

C'mon, I want you to meet somebody.

Whatever you do like about the car,

don't say anything.

I want to drive the price down a little bit.

Kid, I want you to meet Mr.Bernie Ross.

Nice to meet you.

My hands are a little dirty.

So are mine.

Good driving out there.

- Thanks.

So? what do you think?

Do we get the 400?

I'll give you 300 for 70 percent.


you won't be sorry!

Hey pal, just drop it down here.

We're pushing it alright.

We wanna push her into number three.

The car. Not you.

- Oh good.


- hi.

uhh...You two know each other?

- Don't.

Oh look at that.

We're neighbours.

- Neihhbours, very good.

Well, we'll try to be neighbourly too.

You blinked.


Can I call a cab from here.

- Yeah, sure.

What am I talking 'bout.

You and the kid are neighbours, right.

He can take you.

Oh no.

I feel bad.

No, no...Don't even think twice about it.

He'll be happy to do it.

He's a good guy.

You know, he walked into my shop here

about five or six years ago...

right out of the blue,

asking for a job.

So, i put him to the test,

to see what he could do.

The kid is amazing.

So, i hired him on the spot.


At about half the wages i normally pay.

He didn't even blink an eye.

Hey kid,

come over here for a sec will you.

And I have been exploiting him ever since.

Don't tell him.

Looks like we've bigger problem

than I thought.

We're gonna have to keep

the car here for a few days.

So, I offered your services to take,

Benicio and Irene home.

Would that be okay?

Yeah sure.

I don't have wheels...

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Hossein Amini

Hossein Amini (Persian: حسین امینی‎; born 18 January 1966) is a British-Iranian screenwriter and film director. Amini has worked as a screenwriter since the early 1990s. He was nominated for numerous awards for the 1997 film The Wings of the Dove, including an Academy Award for Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay. He also won a "Best Adapted Screenplay" award from the Austin Film Critics Association for his screenplay adaptation of Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive (2011), based on the novel by James Sallis. For his directorial debut, he both wrote and directed The Two Faces of January, an adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith novel. more…

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