Cinema: Leaden Fuel

THE DRIVER

Directed and Written by Walter Hill

The driver (Ryan O'Neal) is the man behind the wheel of the getaway car, waiting for the robbers to come pelting out of the bank with their loot. The cop (Bruce Bern) has a never-explained obsession with putting this particular wheelman behind bars. This leads to the burning of much tire rubber, the crunching of much metal, but not much psychological or sociological edification. And not much emotional involvement in the proceedings, since neither man is ever shown to be anything but a grim-faced psychopath, hiding...

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