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The brief 1980s mania surrounding "the Coreys" peaked with License to Drive, a modest but surprisingly still enjoyable adventure comedy. Les (Corey Haim, Lucas) has a chance to date his dream girl, Mercedes (Heather Graham, Boogie Nights, in her first significant movie role)--but he's just failed his driving exam. Motivated by a mixture of pride and hormones, he steals his grandfather's Cadillac and heads out on the town with Mercedes for a night that swiftly becomes an escalating series of disasters, made worse by the foolhardy antics of Les' best friend Dean (Corey Feldman, Stand by Me). Despite some egregious '80s fashion disasters (Graham gets the worst of them), License to Drive holds up surprisingly well--it's no work of genius, but it is a solidly made and entertaining teen comedy that's more coherent than most. The depiction of parent-teen relations is fairly honest and particularly well-played by Richard Masur (Risky Business) and Carol Kane (In the Soup) as the parents. The DVD includes a very funny and rambunctious audio commentary track by the screenwriter and director, as well as interviews with the grown-up Coreys. A must-have for fans of '80s nostalgia. --Bret Fetzer

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  • Funny As 80's Comedy
    Licence To Drive is one of those movies we can all relate to, wanting to get our licence, wanting the hottest babe in school. About certain scenes in the movie, the scenes i laugh at the most is where Dean is testing Les on driving licence questions & he goes up to the intercom & talks to les's sister & burps into it, another scene is where he is on the hill & the elderly driver behind him says "C'mon you little moron!" also the scene where the driver says to Les, "What am i speaking greek"? there are a lot more funny scenes too much to mention here, i just can't wait to buy it on DVD. One revealing scene you see is where charles is trying to pickup a passed out mercedes & take her into the resturant for a soda, in the next scene you can see a shadow of her hair moving back & forth. All in all a very funny 80's comedy that rates a high 5 for me....more info
  • Great 80's Flick!!!
    I'm an 80's child and I grew up watching Corey Haim. This is one of my favorite childhood movies and it will make you laugh the whole way through it!!! I think this is an excellent movie for kids who are going for their license and an all around good family movie!! I'm so upset that this is not on DVD yet, I would love for my own kid to see it!! Somebody PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE put this movie on DVD!!!!!!!!!...more info
  • Feldman keeps the movie honest.
    Caught this one on HBO back when I was a teenager and of course it cracked me up. The humor is totally in your face and you just got to kind of enjoy it. But "LTD" is no great shakes and could have been insufferable.

    Corey Haim is the straight man and let me tell you this kind can't act. His character has the lamest development (none) and his big adventure is nothing but a procession of gags. Thank God Feldman shows up to breathe some life into the film and rescue it from falling apart under its cliche-ridden self. The guy has charisma and an honesty about him that I really like. Goonies are good 'nuff 4 me.

    So, in the end, License to Drive is mild teen fare that deals with a major hurdle for the kiddies in a sympathetic way, replete with requisite super soft-core T&A and foul language. It narrowly escapes joining the ash-heap of impotent 80s teen fare that we grew up with....more info
  • FINALLY THIS MOVIE'S COMING OUT!
    Finally it's getting a DVD release. This is a fun film. Heather Graham, Corey Haim and Corey Feldman are fun characters to watch, I've liked this film for a long time, it's always been a film as a kid I had hired a number of times and always remembered. ...more info
  • No thanks dad, I already have a Mercedes ; - ).
    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. ...more info
  • Feldman keeps the movie honest.
    Caught this one on HBO back when I was a teenager and of course it cracked me up. The humor is totally in your face and you just got to kind of enjoy it. But "LTD" is no great shakes and could have been insufferable.

    Corey Haim is the straight man and let me tell you this kind can't act. His character has the lamest development (none) and his big adventure is nothing but a procession of gags. Thank God Feldman shows up to breathe some life into the film and rescue it from falling apart under its cliche-ridden self. The guy has charisma and an honesty about him that I really like. Goonies are good 'nuff 4 me.

    So, in the end, License to Drive is mild teen fare that deals with a major hurdle for the kiddies in a sympathetic way, replete with requisite super soft-core T&A and foul language. It narrowly escapes joining the ash-heap of impotent 80s teen fare that we grew up with....more info
  • License to Drive a great movie to have on DVD
    License to Drive Rules!
    It's about time this movie came out for DVD. This is the movie that put the Cory and Cory era in over drive. Me being a guy was a big fan of the Cory's. Just for the record I like girls, I just found them super cool. I hope the DVD has a lot of extras with cometary form both. Hands down a must have on DVD....more info
  • put this movie on dvd
    i think movie like this one an other need to be put on dvd license to drive i like that movie alot make you laugh all the way though it wish they make more movies like this one like lot of the older movies should be put on dvd...more info
  • License to Drive
    Watch Video Here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R3FFPM4YBE6XSS License to Drive is a classic movie. It stars both of the two Corey's from the 80s. So Corey Haim failed his drives exam in the movie, he lies and tells is parents he passed. They pressure him into taking the car out for a spin but says "NO" so his parents think that something is going on. He takes a girl out on a date in his grandfathers Cadillac when he has no license! Les Anderson (Corey Haim) pretty much ruined his life after the night is over! ...more info
  • classic
    License to Drive makes my All-time Top 4 List. Others make the list are: Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, and Citizen Kane.

    I highly recommend this movie....more info

  • "Let's give her a cruise!"
    When LICENSE TO DRIVE finally comes out on dvd we want the full deal (commentary, trailers, interviews) not the bare bones editions we've had to put up with on SUMMER SCHOOL, MANNEQUIN and BACK TO THE BEACH. YOU GOT SERVED has a commentary track, so why the fark can't THE EXPLORERS or FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR?

    You've all seen the movie a hundred times so I won't bore you with the plot. Instead here's some of my favorite quotes and a few interesting facts:

    "I am so dead they're going to have to bury me twice."

    "No thanks Dad I already have a Mercedes."

    "She wouldn't be with you if you were her Siamese twin."

    "God giveth and the DMV taketh away."

    Originally slated to be called TO LIVE AND DRIVE IN LA

    Had a budget of $8M, but made over $22 in domestic box office. I originally saw it at a sleazy $1 theater in (I think) Garland, TX.

    Sold over 225,000 video cassettes.

    Director Greg Beeman later went on to direct PROBLEM CHILD 3 and episodes of "Smallville" and "JAG"

    Writer Neil Tolkin also wrote JURY DUTY.

    Helen Hanft (Miss Hellberg) was in COMING TO AMERICA. She played the lady on the subway. She also had small parts in four movies by the great Woody Allen....more info
  • Attack of the Coreys!
    This movie is the Coreys at their best! The main character (Corey Haim) fails his driver's test, but decides to go out with boys anyway, stealing his parent's car. A wild night leads him to his friends, the girl he is in love with, and a whole lot of trouble and fun! This movie is great for reliving those classic 80's that I know I miss so much! I highly recommend it to anyone who is an 80's fan and/or a fan of the Coreys!...more info
  • Australia bound?
    This is the funniest movie ever made! The story line is so clever and the cast pull it off so brilliantly. If only this movie was available in Australia to buy on DVD because i have been waiting for ever!...more info
  • Two Coreys, Fully Loaded with options and LOW sticker price!
    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. ...more info
  • A Must Have For Anyone Who Enjoyed, or Grew Up in the 80's
    Even if you you did not enjoy, or grow up in the eighties, this is a fun movie to watch. It is a movie filled with old school comedy and adventure that takes you away from the norm for a little bit. So, do yourself a favor: Turn off the cell phones, take a break from technology, don't answer the door, pop some popcorn, and enjoy the show. Hopefully, this movie will come with the option of Full Screen or widscreen. I have a passionate dislike for widescreen and I noticed quite a few movies do not offer that option....... Hopefully, my freedom to choose what I like, does'nt slip away, like the eighties did. ...more info
  • An Untouchable Family Movie!
    License to drive is possibly the best family movie I have ever seen. It is highly addictive and yet everytime I watch it I still laugh at the gags and cringe as the damage to granpa's 'caddy' increases. If I could, I would rate this film 6 stars!...more info
  • Finally coming on DVD
    This movie is great and Anchorbay is releasing this movie on dvd on April 19 2005. I can't wait for it to come this movie brings back so many good memories....more info
  • SO EXCITED!
    This movie is GREAT! Definitely a "must-have" for the 80's fan! I'm so excited about this DVD release, I've been looking for this movie since forever and it was out of print, this is definitely GREAT!...more info
  • The best 80's movie ever
    I hope that they put this movie on DVD because it is the best 80's movie ever. It was made when Cory Haim and Cory Feldman were at there all time best. Put this movie on DVD...more info
  • A Corey Haim MUST-SEE!!
    I have seen this movie over 20 times between 12 and 22 years old. Haim plays a teen who failed his driving test, but pretends that he passed so he have the car for a date. He gets into car accidents, close calls with the cops, and ends up with a passed out drunk date. His parents are also well played, and it ends with somewhat predictable, but still hilarious mishaps. Any Haim fan has got to see this movie!...more info
  • "Get into my car"(and into my DVD player, hehe)
    after many years of waiting License to Drive is finally coming to DVD. The DVD will have some nice extras,(commentary, deleted scene, interviews and trailers) I can't wait to dump my worn out VHS tape....more info
  • Where is the DVD!!!!
    This is one of the best movies from the 80's, and it still holds today as teens can relate to it's story and characters. Funny as well, this great movie shouldn't be sitting around on VHS, but rather should be shining on DVD. PLEASE SOMEONE GET THIS MOVIE TO DVD!!! =0)...more info
  • *Great Movie!*
    A great 80's movie.A must see for fans of 80's movies.Anyone who is getting ready to get there license should see this.I really liked it....more info
  • Bring it on the DVD
    This is one of my childhood favorite movies and I'm surprised that it's not released on DVD and there are other movies that wasn't half as good as this movie that are released on DVD's, this is one of the underrated teenage comedies of the 80's and this movie is about a 16 year old Les Anderson (Corey Haim) who is trying to get his driver's license and he wants to go out on a date with the beautiful Mercedes (Heather Graham and this was her film debut) and he wants to impress his friends Dean (Corey Feldman who puts in a great performance) and Charles (forgot who played him), later at the party Mercedes asks Les out for a date that night and he is ecstatic and that was the day when he has his driving exam but things didn't turn out the way it plans for Les cause he failed his driver's exam and he lies to his parents (Richard Masur and Carol Kane who also put on great performances) that he passed and Les's father is a guy reaching middle age that is trying hard to deal with insanity and the parent's find out about him failing his driver's exam and the father grounds him for 2 weeks, later that night Les sneaks outside in his grandfather's classic 1972 Cadillac Sedan Deville out for a joyride and picks up Mercedes and goes out for a thrill of a lifetime, but unfortunately Mercedes gets all drunk and he picks up his friends Dean and Charles and what happens later on in the movie is frightening but hilarious and it'll make you cringe and laugh at the same time, but I won't spoil the details....more info
  • 2 Coreys One Heather = Super Movie
    20 years ago (1988) I caught this movie in $0.99 double feature local cinemas in Portland OR. Didn't expect much, but as soon as the lights go out the fun starts. It is funny from beginning to end. 20 years later (2008) I bought this online and since quite familiar with the movie contents, I decided to watch it with Audio commentary (Director Greg Beeman and script Neil Tonkin) and what a blast. These guys are a lot of fun. The movie itself still funny after all these years. Just a little note, this is the debut for lovely Heather Graham.

    I left out the summary for this movie as it has been described in lenghty details by other reviewers but I have to say that this DVD is a must own. The movie is funny, the audio commentary is a lot of fun to listen to. The Dolby 5.1 is ok and the picture is generally good. No complaint in both departments. A must own for any age. HIghly recommended. Go and buy it....more info