Drive, He Said

Drive, He Said

Director: Jack Nicholson

Cast: Jack Nicholson, William Tepper, Karen Black, Michael Margotta

     
 
Jack Nicholson first put his well-documented enthusiasm for basketball to good use in this film, which he wrote and directed between his roles in Five Easy Pieces and Carnal Knowledge. William Tepper plays Hector, a student at a college in Ohio who shares a room with his friend Gabriel (Michael Margotta) and is the star player on the school's basketball

Overview

Jack Nicholson first put his well-documented enthusiasm for basketball to good use in this film, which he wrote and directed between his roles in Five Easy Pieces and Carnal Knowledge. William Tepper plays Hector, a student at a college in Ohio who shares a room with his friend Gabriel (Michael Margotta) and is the star player on the school's basketball team. Hector has been approached to quit college and play pro ball, but Gabriel is urging him to devote more time to radical political causes. Of course, both have plenty of other things on their mind; Hector is having a clandestine affair with the wife of one of his professors (Karen Black), while Gabriel, in a bid to beat the draft and avoid going to Vietnam, is trying to convince the draft board that he's insane. Unfortunately, Gabriel is feigning madness so well that he's not so sure he hasn't actually become crazy. Director Henry Jaglom and screenwriter Robert Towne also have supporting roles, as do future sitcom greats Cindy Williams and David Ogden Stiers.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/04/2013
UPC:
0043396427112
Original Release:
1971
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures Home

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Tepper Hector
Karen Black Olive
Michael Margotta Gabriel
Bruce Dern Coach Bullion
Robert Towne Richard
Henry Jaglom Conrad
Lynn Bernay Dance Instructor
Harry Gittes Announcer
Don Hammer Director of Athletics
Bill Kenney Phoneman
B.J. Merholz Pro Lawyer
Robert Page Actor
David Ogden Stiers Pro Owner
Bill Sweek Finnegan
Joseph Walsh Announcer
Cindy Williams Manager's Girl Friend
I.J. Jefferson Secretary
Jack Nicholson Actor
Charlie Robinson Actor
Michael Warren Easly
June Fairchild Sylvie

Technical Credits
Jack Nicholson Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Steve Blauner Producer
Bill Butler Cinematographer
Donn Cambern Editor
Harry Gittes Art Director,Producer
Louis Hardin Songwriter
Christopher Holmes Editor
Jeremy Larner Screenwriter
Fred Roos Producer
Bert Schneider Producer
David Shire Score Composer
Pat Somerset Editor
Mason Williams Songwriter
Robert Wolfe Editor

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