Search a film or person :
FacebookConnectionRegistration
The Driver is a american film of genre Drama directed by Walter Hill released in USA on 10 july 1978 with Ryan O'Neal

The Driver (1978)

The Driver
If you like this film, let us know!
Released in USA 10 july 1978
Length 1h31
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Science fiction,    Thriller,    Action,    Crime
Rating71% 3.5997953.5997953.5997953.5997953.599795

The Driver is a 1978 crime thriller film written and directed by Walter Hill, starring Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern, and Isabelle Adjani. Based upon similarities in plot elements, it is heavily influenced by Jean-Pierre Melville's film Le Samouraï. The film is also notable for its impressive car chases, its no-frills style of filmmaking, and its rarely speaking, unnamed titular character.

Synopsis

The Driver (Ryan O'Neal) - real name unknown - has made a career out of stealing cars to use as getaway vehicles in big-time robberies all over Los Angeles. Hot on the Driver's trail is the Detective (Bruce Dern), a conceited and otherwise-nameless cop who has his own name for the Driver: "Cowboy." Since the Driver has never been caught, the Detective goes to ever-increasing lengths to bring him down. Ultimately, the Detective sets up a bank job in order to bait and trap the Driver. Even when said plan threatens to wreck the Detective's own career, he remains steadfast in his obsession to bust the Driver.

Actors

Ryan O'Neal

(The Driver)
Bruce Dern

(The Detective)
Isabelle Adjani

(The Player)
Ronee Blakley

(The Connection)
Matt Clark

(Red Plainclothesman)
Trailer of The Driver

Bluray, DVD

Streaming / VOD

Source : Wikidata

Comments


Leave comment :

Suggestions of similar film to The Driver

There are films with the same actors, films with the same director, with the same cinematographic genres (including with exactly the same 5 genres than The Driver), films with the same themes (including films with the same 7 themes than The Driver), to have finally 70 suggestions of similar films.

If you liked The Driver, you will probably like those similar films :
Last Man Standing, 1h41
Directed by Walter Hill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Bruce Willis, Christopher Walken, Alexandra Powers, David Patrick Kelly, Karina Lombard, Bruce Dern
Rating63% 3.1992053.1992053.1992053.1992053.199205
In 1932, Prohibition-era Texas, a mysterious character named John Smith (Bruce Willis) drives into Jericho, near the Mexican border (Population: 57), in his Ford Model A Coupe. Mere moments after arriving in the city, he takes a look at a young woman named Felina (Karina Lombard), and because of that, he is surrounded by Irish mobsters led by Finn, who is working under Doyle (David Patrick Kelly), Finn promptly smashes Smiths' car and leaves it in a state of disarray, telling him that nobody can even look at the girl since she is "Doyle's property". Smith doesn't react, but instead, he checks into a small bar/hotel run by Joe Monday (William Sanderson).
The Warriors, 1h32
Directed by Walter Hill, Lawrence Gordon, David Shaber
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Rail transport films, Hip hop films, Road movies, Chase films, Gangster films
Actors Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, David Patrick Kelly, Brian Tyler
Rating76% 3.8488953.8488953.8488953.8488953.848895
Cyrus, leader of the Gramercy Riffs, the most powerful gang in New York City, calls a midnight summit of all New York area gangs, requesting them to send nine unarmed delegates to Van Cortlandt Park. The Warriors, from Coney Island, attend the summit. Cyrus proposes to the assembled crowd a permanent citywide truce and alliance that would allow the gangs to control the city. Most of the gangs laud his idea, but Luther, leader of the Rogues, shoots Cyrus dead. In the resulting chaos, Luther frames the Warriors' leader Cleon for the murder, and Cleon is beaten down by the Riffs. Meanwhile, the other Warriors have escaped, unaware that they've been implicated in Cyrus' murder. The Riffs put out a hit on the Warriors through a radio DJ. Swan, the Warriors' "war chief", takes charge of the group as they try to make it back home.
Johnny Handsome, 1h34
Directed by Walter Hill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Mickey Rourke, Ellen Barkin, Elizabeth McGovern, Lance Henriksen, Scott Wilson, Forest Whitaker
Rating61% 3.0511553.0511553.0511553.0511553.051155
John Sedley is a man with a disfigured face, mocked by others as "Johnny Handsome." He and a friend are double-crossed by two accomplices in a crime, Sunny Boyd and her partner Rafe, and a judge sends Johnny to jail, where he vows to get even once he gets out.
Red Heat
Red Heat (1988)
, 1h43
Directed by Walter Hill
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Political films, Buddy films, Gangster films
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Belushi, Peter Boyle, Ed O'Ross, Laurence Fishburne, Gina Gershon
Rating60% 3.049053.049053.049053.049053.04905
Captain Ivan Danko of the Moscow Police sets a trap for Viktor Rostavili, a Georgian drug kingpin and crime lord. The ambush severely backfires; Viktor flees the Soviet Union and comes to the USA, after gunning down several other Moscow cops, including Danko's partner.
Undisputed
Undisputed (2002)
, 1h34
Directed by Walter Hill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Prison films, Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise, Gangster films
Actors Wesley Snipes, Ving Rhames, Peter Falk, Michael Rooker, Jon Seda, Wes Studi
Rating62% 3.1004553.1004553.1004553.1004553.100455
Undisputed heavyweight boxing champion George "Iceman" Chambers (Rhames) is convicted of rape and sentenced to a new prison in the desert called Sweetwater. The high-security facility is populated by hardened criminals. Unaware of the prison's ways and its unique hierarchy, the pompous and bratty Chambers tries to impress upon the inmates his status as a champion boxer.
Trespass
Trespass (1992)
, 1h37
Directed by Walter Hill
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Gangster films, Disaster films
Actors Bill Paxton, Ice-T, William Sadler, Ice Cube, Art Evans, De'voreaux White
Rating62% 3.1003653.1003653.1003653.1003653.100365
Two Arkansas firemen, Vince (Bill Paxton) and Don (William Sadler), meet an hysterical old man in a burning building. The old man hands them a map, prays for forgiveness, then allows himself to be engulfed in flames. Outside the fire and away from everyone else, Don does a little research and finds out that the man was a thief who stole a large amount of gold valuables from a church and hid them in a building in East St. Louis. The two decide to drive there, thinking they can get there, get the gold, and get back in one day.
Streets of Fire, 1h33
Directed by Walter Hill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Motocyclette, Musical films
Actors Michael Paré, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan, Willem Dafoe, Deborah Van Valkenburgh
Rating67% 3.39873.39873.39873.39873.3987
In an unnamed city in a time period that resembles the 1950s, Ellen Aim (Lane), lead singer of Ellen Aim and The Attackers, has returned home to give a concert. The Bombers, a biker gang, led by Raven Shaddock (Dafoe), enter the auditorium and kidnap her.
Crossroads
Crossroads (1986)
, 1h36
Directed by Walter Hill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Le blues, Musical films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca, Jami Gertz, Joe Morton, Tim Russ, Dennis Lipscomb
Rating70% 3.5488853.5488853.5488853.5488853.548885
Eugene Martone (Ralph Macchio) is a classical guitar student at the Juilliard School for Performing Arts in New York City who has an obsession for the blues, especially the famed Robert Johnson. Most intriguing are the legends surrounding exactly how Johnson became so talented most notably the one claiming he "sold his soul to the Devil at the crossroads" along with a supposed lost song that Johnson never recorded.
The Long Riders, 1h39
Directed by Walter Hill, Craig R. Baxley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Historical, Western
Themes Films about families, Jesse James, Gangster films
Actors James Keach, Stacy Keach, David Carradine, James Withmore Jr., Robert Carradine, Keith Carradine
Rating70% 3.547013.547013.547013.547013.54701
During the years following the Civil War, banks and trains become the targets of the James-Younger gang, outlaws who terrorize the Midwestern United States. The band of robbers is led by Jesse James and Cole Younger, along with several of their brothers.
White Lightning, 1h41
Directed by Joseph Sargent
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Bo Hopkins, Jennifer Billingsley, Diane Ladd, Matt Clark
Rating63% 3.198963.198963.198963.198963.19896
Bobby "Gator" McKlusky (Burt Reynolds) is serving time in an Arkansas prison for running moonshine when he learns his younger brother Donny was murdered and that Sheriff J.C Conners (Ned Beatty) was the one behind it. Gator knows the sheriff is taking money from local moonshiners, so he agrees to go undercover for the Feds and try to expose the sheriff. He gets a job running moonshine with Roy Boone (Bo Hopkins) and starts having an affair with his girlfriend Lou (Jennifer Billingsley). Eventually, when the sheriff discovers Gator is working for the Feds and sends his enforcer Big Bear (Armstrong), Gator decides to go after the sheriff in an epic car chase finale.