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

There's a hundred thousand streets in the city.

Now, you give me a time and a place.

I give you a five-minute window,

anything happens in that five minutes and I'm yours...

No matter what.

Anything happens in either side of that,

then you are on your own.

Do you understand?


And you won't be able to reach me on this phone again.

Hey, there you are!

She's down there.

Plain Jane boring, just like you asked for.

But, I dropped in 300 horses on the inside,

She's gonna fly.

You look like a zombie kid.

You get any sleep?

Can I offer you some Benzadrine,

Dextradine, Caffeine...Nicotine ???

Oh you don't smoke, that's right.

You're better off.

There she is!

'Chevy Impala'

most popular car in the state of California.

No one will be looking at you.

Police P.A:
All units be advised,

possible 731 in progress.

10 shots fired at 421 South Alemida.

Car 52 what's you twenty?

Car 52 to dispatch, currently at ten pager on 7th,

ETA approximately one minute.

All unit be advised,

possible vehicle in question;

late model, silver impala.

Car 16 to dispatch,

We sealed off south parameter

and moving on.

- Which floor?

- 4th please.

Director wants to see a rollover.

You okay with that?

Remember, If you don't feel good;

just abort the shot.

There's no shame in that,


You're doubling for the star.

It's not like you are A player or anything.

And I got you $500 more. Huh?

Of course we split that.

You okay? Ready to go?

Alright, I'm counting on you.

Oh Kid!

That's fantastic.

Just fantastic!

Okay, How're you doing?

You okay?

Good, that was perfect.

Where should I put these?

In the kitchen.

Thank you.


Hey, You want a tooth-pick?

- Sure.

You want a glass of water?



So, did you just moved to L.A?

No, I've been here for a while.

You are just new here?

- Mmhmm.

That's Benicio's father.

Where is he?

He's in prison.

What do you do?

I drive.

Like a limo driver?

No, like for movies.

Doing all those car chases and stuff?


Isn't that dangerous?

It's only part time.

Mostly I work at the garage.

- Where?

Receda Boulevard.

I gotta go.

Well, thank you.

Thanks for the water.

Say bye.

Chicken Chowmein?

And, some peking duck.

Where are the chopsticks?

- uh ...the guy

- go get 'em. I don't want that.

Chopsticks and a fortune cookie.

Put out the f***ing cigrette,

I'm eating.


- What's the matter with you?

You run a perfectly good business.

I don't know, why you wanna change that.

You know how much

my business made last year?

I can build a car in six months

and in six seconds these jerks write it off as a stunt

that won't even make it to the movie.

See, all i need is a hard used start car.

that's all.

I figure we start off small town circuit;

we work our way up.

Once we get to the show,

we are talking millions.

So, you still haven't give me your number.

Alright, Four hundred thirty thousand dollars.


Mr.Ross, I wouldn't come to you with this.

Unless, I'm absolutely sure about it !

How can you be sure, Shannon.

What do you got that

the professional race team don't?

I got a driver.

You just told me there're half a dozen drivers.

Not like this one.

This kid is special.

Been working with him for a while,

I've never seen anybody like it.

If I had the money,

I'd back him myself.

Yeah, but you don't have the money.


You put this kid behind the wheel...

there's nothing he cannot do.

What are you doing eating

chink food in my f***ing restaurant?

What's a Jew doing running a pizzaria?

You remember Shannon?

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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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