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The Driver finds himself in a dangerous, yet highly political situation; this time being pursued by a helicopter gunship while carrying a passenger with a suitcase, the contents of which will decide the fate of a nation.

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Joe Carnahan

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Joe Carnahan, David Fincher (based on an original concept created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Clive Owen ... Driver
Don Cheadle ... Passenger
F. Murray Abraham ... Airport Guru
Clifton Powell ... FBI Agent
Bruce A. Young ... Body Guard (as Bruce Young)
Jimmy Ortega ... Body Guard 2
Eli Danker ... General
Ofer Samra Ofer Samra ... Minion 1
Amir AboulEla ... Minion 2 (as Jack Alsted)
Deron Cordero Deron Cordero ... Military Driver
Cario Cordero Cario Cordero ... King
Tynan Grierson Tynan Grierson ... Soldier 1
Sean Barry-Weske Sean Barry-Weske ... Soldier 2 (as Sean Barry)
Ben Hernandez Bray ... Helicopter Gunman (as Ben Bray)
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Storming down a serpentine road, the Driver and his secretive passenger with a mysterious briefcase cuffed to his wrist, are desperately trying to evade the incessant attacks of a military helicopter. Risking life and limb, the Driver refuses to be in the dark any longer, however, all he needs to know is that the outcome of this mission may preserve peace. Written by Nick Riganas

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Official Sites:

BMW Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2002 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Dedicated to Joe Sweet. See more »

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While the setting is supposedly an African country, the road they are driving down is a US road with double yellow lines. The trees along the highway are coniferous (pine) trees which do not grow in Africa. See more »

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Strikingly Good Entry By BMW Films
2 January 2003 | by stp43See all my reviews

This is among the best of BMW Films to date, a charged and emotional action short revolving around a mysterious suitcase. The Driver and the man who holds the suitcase are being chased by a helicopter whose passengers fire incessently to stop the delivery, and The Driver demands to know why it is so important that this suitcase be delivered. He gets his answer when blood drips from the package, and when he arrives at the delivery point, and sees an army, both a literal one and one of doctors.


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