The Driver

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

Scriptwriter-turned-director Walter Hill's Hard Times (retitled The Streetfighter in Britain) received deservedly excellent reviews when it opened a few years back. His second feature is even better, a combination of brilliantly edited car chases and existential thriller which recalls the sombreness of Melville and the spareness of Leone in a context which is the 'classical' economy of directors like Hawks and Walsh. A brilliant plot of cross and double-cross, with cop Dern out to nail ace getaway driver O'Neal, unravels with a tautness to put it on a par with the same year's action hit, Assault on Precinct l3.


Release details

91 mins

Cast and crew

Walter Hill
Walter Hill
Felice Orlandi
Ryan O'Neal
Ronee Blakley
Matt Clark
Bruce Dern
Isabelle Adjani