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License to Drive (Special Edition)
License to Drive
Special Edition
Actors: Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Carol Kane, Richard Masur, Heather Graham
Director: Greg Beeman
Genres: Comedy
PG-13     2005     1hr 28min

For teenager Les Anderson (Corey Haim),the two most important things in life are getting his driver's license and getting together with the hottest girl in high school (Heather Graham in one of her first film roles). But w...  more »


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Actors: Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Carol Kane, Richard Masur, Heather Graham
Director: Greg Beeman
Creators: Bruce Surtees, Stephen Semel, Andrew Licht, Jeffrey A. Mueller, John Davis, Mack Bing, Neil Tolkin
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: School Days
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 05/03/2005
Original Release Date: 07/06/1988
Theatrical Release Date: 07/06/1988
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 28min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 15
Edition: Special Edition
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Two Coreys, Fully Loaded with options and LOW sticker price!
Brett D. Cullum | Houston, TX United States | 04/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"LICENSE TO DRIVE is a fast-moving teen comedy from the 80s starring the comic duo of the two Coreys - Haim and Feldman. Anyone who remembers a time when all our idols were named COREY will love this trip back down memory lane. First off - great cast with Heather Graham in an early role as dream girl Mercedes Lane and Carol Kane as the pregnant mom. It's a typical comedy, but the director provided enough style and zip to make it all work well. The driving exam scene is classic, and there a lot of good one liners "Who would have thought a Mercedes could fit in the trunk of a Cadillac?". The DVD includes a deleted sequence with an ALTERNATE CLIMAX. The whole thing runs about 20 minutes, and shows you how the movie could have ended. Also you get a funny commentary with the director and writer, and some current intereviews with each Corey separately. The transfers and audio are top-notch as well! Great price for a great DVD."
A Cool Movie, Nice Extras
Dorrie Wheeler | 05/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In License to Drive Corey Haim stars as Les Anderson. He has a problem. He has no license. He is too cool to be seen on the school bus and it's totally not cool to have your friends mom drop you off at parties. Plus, Wes has a crush on a hot blonde who just happens to be named Mercedes.

The time arrives when Les finally has his opportunity to go out on a date with Mercedes--but his parents discovered that he really failed his driving test. Les has got to make it happen and he takes the car anyway. Heck, Mercedes called him and expected to see him in 20 minutes, what's a teenage boy to do? The night becomes filled with misadventures and Mercedes gets so smashed she spends part of the night in the trunk of the car. The excitement only continues when Les' mother, played by Carol Kane needs to get to the hospital.

If you haven't seen this film in a while, it's just as great as it was when it was first released. The two Coreys followed up License to Drive with the movie Dream a Little Dream. Dream a Little Dream didn't have the commercial appeal as License to Drive. Although both Corey's appear on the cover, this was another film in which Corey Haim was definitly doing most of the driving considering the majority of the storyline revolved around him, his circumstance and his family, but Corey Feldman is a good sidekick as his buddy Dean.

There is also some cool music featured in License to Drive. While watching the movie keep your ears peeled for "Rush Hour," by Go Go's member Jane Wiedlin, "Mercedes Boy," by Pebbles, "Trouble," by Nia Peeples, "I Feel Free," by Belinda Carlisle, and "Get Out of My Dreams and Into My Car," by Billy Ocean.

The DVD itself does have some cool features which makes up for the wait in having this cool film on DVD. Extra's include interviews with Corey Haim and Corey Feldman, audio commentary with director Greg Beeman and writer Neil Tolkin, deleted scene, TV spots and theatrical trailers. The DVD-Rom portion of extras include the films screenplay.

The best extra's are the interviews with Corey Haim and Corey Feldman. Both actors look much better than they have in years. Corey Feldman has cut his hair since he appeared on The Surreal Life. Corey Haim has lost some weight and is sporting a spiky blond haircut. Both actors discuss how they got involved with the film, how they met and their experience of working together. The interviews are not real short, which is sweet."
A Great '80's Comedy. A Must-See!
David B. Jones | Arlington, Texas United States | 10/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hey, movie lovers! If you like 80's movies, you must see this 1988 comedy! It's about a 16 year old dude named Les (Corey Haim, The Lost Boys) who wants nothing more in the world than a driver's license. Unfortunately, he thinks he knows everything about driving and doesn't need to study for his test. Is he right? No way!
The most beautiful girl in his school (Heather Graham, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me) has just asked him out on a date. There's only one problem: He doesn't have a license! Does that stop him? No! He sneaks out in the middle of the night in his grandpa's '72 Cadillac, thinking nothing can possibly go wrong. He tries his best to keep anything from happening to it, which he finds out is almost impossible!!
This movie was filmed in 1987, and released in the summer of 1988. It also features Corey Feldman (also from the Lost Boys) and is a great comedy, and a must-see! Unfortunately, its out of print on VHS, but hopefully it will come back, and on DVD! You gotta see it!! It has GOT to be the best 80's movie ever made!!"
No thanks dad, I already have a Mercedes ; - ).
Puzzle box | Kuwait | 05/17/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Corey Haim and Corey Feldman star in this totally hilarious and great 80's teen comedy flick, this was a favorite movie of mine when I was a kid and it doesn't get better than this. I decided to check this out since I was feeling abit nostalgic and I was surprised that the film turned out to be just as good as I remembered, both the Corey's managed to pull off surprisingly good performances and they both rocked (which is not saying much) and its also nice to see a young Heather Graham in her first role ever I think although I'm not sure but she still looks gorgeous, anyway the film's about a teenager named Les Anderson played by Corey Haim who decides to sneak out for a date with a hot chick named Mercedes (Heather Graham) in his grandfather's Cadillac, see the only problem is that he failed his written driver's test and had to lie to his parents and friends but that doesn't matter since he doesn't want to miss his date with Mercedes so alot of hilarious stuff happens including the scene where the drunk guy steals his car while listening to Grandpa's top ten lol this scene had me laughing so hard, oh and watch out for an early role from Judge Phillip Banks from the Fresh Price Of Bell Air and another scene where Les Anderson (Corey Haim) picks up his friends Dean (Corey Feldman) and Charles and go to a drive-in diner called Archie's and they end up in a huge fight with some older guys, hilarious stuff!. This is all typical 80's silliness and was a bit absurd but it was still great and very entertaining. Well what else can I say? I loved it and thought it was a cult classic, make sure you watch this as a double feature with The Lost Boys its more fun that way."