The Driver

Synopsis: "The Driver" is a specialist in a rare business: he drives getaway cars in robberies. His exceptional talent prevented him from being caught yet. After another successful flight from the police, a self-assured detective makes it his primary goal to catch the Driver. He promises remission of punishment to a gang if they help to convict him in a set-up robbery. The Driver seeks help from "The Player" (Isabelle) to mislead the detective.
Director(s): Walter Hill
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

[ Engine Starts]

[ Male Caller]

We open now at two draw.

[ Man]

I'm number three buy-in.

[ Caller] On the 10

draw, G-V-U, please.

G-V-U .


[ Caller] We open now at two draw.

Two and four draw seen.

Five and 10 draw.

She opens five runs.

[ Engine Stops]

[ Country]


Pay for the jukebox

[ Caller Continues, indistinct]

Well, I know,r

Her life ain't been easy

But the light in her fa-


Give me a 5 draw,


Take the seat

right here, sir.

In the lights of Texas

they saw me

But she won't sit down

at your table

And I know that you can't

hold her hand

[ Caller] Starting a new game now.

Playing blind fives and 70s.

The game- five-blind, lowball.

[ Continues, indistinct]

[ Engine Starts]

[Chattering ]

[ Engine Revving ]

[Tires Screeching ]

[ Grunts, Groans ]

[Tires Screeching ]

[Screeching Continues, Faint]

[ Woman On Speakers]

You'll look at me

And you will know our love was

Meant to be

One fine day,r

You're gonna want me for your girl

We got a 211 in progress.

All right.

South side, near Lincoln.


You called it.

[ Police Radio Chatter]

[ Man ] Suspects are described

as two males wearing dark-

Four units on their way.

[ Dispatcher] ...male Caucasian,

late 20s, sandy, wavy hair.

That's him.


Same goddamn stunt

he pulled six weeks ago.

You two wanna tell me

who we're talking about?

Shut up.

I want to hear this.

- [Tires Squeal ]

- [ Siren Blaring ]

[ Horn Honks ]

[Tires Screeching ]

[Siren Continues]

[ Siren Blaring ]

[Sirens Continue]

[ Honking ]

Look out!

[ Horn Honks ]

[ Horns Honking ]

[Sirens Continue]

[Glass Shatters]

Look out!

[Sirens Stop]

[ Siren Blaring ]

[Sirens Stop]

[ Engine Idling ]

[Sirens Resume]

[ Sirens Grow Louder]

[Tires Squeal ]

Look out.

[Shouting ]

- [Shouting Continues]

- [ Gunfire ]

God! Turn it! Look out!

[Sirens Stop]

[ Man]

All units in the vicinity,

3849 reports that the police units

pursuing suspects' vehicle...

were involved

in a traffic accident...

at Pruitt and 34th Street.

Poker Palace first.

You call in.

[ Clears Throat] 1-Y-10. Code 6.

813 North Cleveland.

[ Engine Starts]


Are you sure none of those

people got a good look at you?

See, we wanna keep you healthy

for next time.

There isn't going to be any next time.

You were late.

Well, well, well.

Lookee here.


No sh*t.


It kind of looks like him to me.

You sure?

[ Man ]

Can't say for sure.

What about you?

You know, I just didn't

get that good a look at him.


She saw him

better than I did.


She did.

What do you mean, she?

On the end.

In the black?

Is that him?

You can take your time, because there's

no way he can ever get to you-

absolutely no way.

It wasn't him.

You sure?


[ Detective]

You're positive?

It wasn't him.

How about the rest of you?

Guide dogs for everyone,

is that it? Huh?

Planning on looking for work soon?

My line of work

is kinda hard to come by.

Depends on where you look.

Depends on who you are.

I don't know.

Some of the criminal

types these days,

they, uh, think that

they're real cowboys.

Think that they can

just, uh, drive around,

do whatever they want to do...

whenever they wanna do it.


I respect a man that's good

at what he does.

I'll tell you

something else.

I'm very good at what I do.

Now, last night-

Oh, I forgot.

[ Chuckles ]

His memory's not too good

about last night.

I remember everything.

Alone in your room?


You can do better than that.

I don't have to.

Go ahead throw it!

It'll cost you two years.

Go on.

You wanna throw it?

Go on. Go on.

Go on.

You know what I'm gonna do?

I'm gonna catch the cowboy

that's never been caught.

Cowboy desperado.

Now get out of here.

You all set?


How about you?


You sure?


[ Engine Idling ]

[Alarm Clanging ]

Open the door!

Can't you open

the goddamn door?

You a**hole!

Can't you even open the door?

Drive, you son of a b*tch!


Watch it!

Watch that damn truck!

[ Horn Honking ]

Watch it! Jesus!

[ Horn Honking ]

[Alarm Continues]

[ Coughs 1

Well, well, well.

Look what

the old van drug in.

What kind of piece did he have?

Wow! .45.

[ Chuckles ]

Very nice gun.

You know, that supermarket's

gonna cost you 10 years.

I don't know about any supermarket.

Yeah, you do.

Why don'tcha come on inside?

How about a beer?

Rather not, if that's okay by you.

Well, it's fine by me.

Today's your lucky day.

I'm feeling generous.

I'm gonna give you a choice.

You and your bunch are

gonna do one more job-

a bank, nice big one-

for free.

You're gonna hire

a new driver, that's all.

A good one.

I don't work with cops.

Oh, gosh.

I wish you hadn't said that.

Ow! Goddamn you!

Now, about this bank.

Cash on hand:

That's bait for the man

you're gonna hire.

He does know banks.

You set it up in a week

or you're-

Yeah, I know all about 10 years.

Well, that's the choice.

Do 10 years

wearing a number...

or trust me...

and walk away... free.

You're getting in pretty deep on this

one, aren't you? That's my business.

Setting up bank jobs? I don't remember

that being part of taking the oath.

We're getting

the money back, jerk-off.

And we're catching somebody

that's never been caught.

That's a public service.

How many banks

in this city...

get hit every month?

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Walter Hill

Walter Hill (born January 10, 1942) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is widely known for his action films and revival of the Western genre. He has directed such films as The Warriors, Hard Times, The Driver, Southern Comfort, 48 Hrs. and its sequel Another 48 Hrs., Red Heat, Last Man Standing, Undisputed, and Bullet to the Head, as well as writing the Steve McQueen crime drama The Getaway. He has also directed several episodes of television series such as Tales from the Crypt and Deadwood and produced the Alien films. more…

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