Driven

( 1 )

Overview

Sylvester Stallone wrote the screenplay for this action-packed drama directed by Renny Harlin and set in the dangerous, high-stakes world of CART auto racing. Jimmy Bly (Kip Pardue) is an up-and-coming young star of the open-wheel circuit, but he's slipping in the rankings as the championships loom. Under pressure from his promoter brother Demille (Robert Sean Leonard) and wheelchair-bound owner Carl Henry (Burt Reynolds), Jimmy is given a mentor -- Joe Tanto (Stallone), a once great CART competitor whose career ...
See more details below
Blu-ray
$13.78
BN.com price
(Save 8%)$14.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Blu-ray)
  • All (8) from $9.62   
  • New (6) from $9.62   
  • Used (2) from $25.87   

Overview

Sylvester Stallone wrote the screenplay for this action-packed drama directed by Renny Harlin and set in the dangerous, high-stakes world of CART auto racing. Jimmy Bly (Kip Pardue) is an up-and-coming young star of the open-wheel circuit, but he's slipping in the rankings as the championships loom. Under pressure from his promoter brother Demille (Robert Sean Leonard) and wheelchair-bound owner Carl Henry (Burt Reynolds), Jimmy is given a mentor -- Joe Tanto (Stallone), a once great CART competitor whose career and marriage to Cathy (Gina Gershon) were destroyed by a tragic accident. Joe must earn the rookie's trust, while attempting a career comeback, dealing with persistent reporter Lucretia Clan (Stacy Edwards), and facing Cathy, who's remarried to rival racing sensation Memo Moreno (Cristian de la Fuente). Meanwhile, Jimmy is stirring up his own romantic trouble by pursuing Sophia (Estella Warren), the girlfriend of top driver Beau Brandenburg (Til Schweiger). Long interested in creating a car racing drama, Stallone penned Driven after abandoning a film biography of real-life Formula One legend Ayrton Senna.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

Additional scenes with commentary by Sylvester Stallone; Commentary by Renny Harlin; Behind-the-scenes documentaries The Making of Driven and Conquering Speed Through Live Action and Visual Effects; Trailer
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Sylvester Stallone's dizzying, high-octane comeback vehicle does for auto racing what his breakout film Rocky did for boxing: makes it less about competition for prize money and more about character building and spiritual renewal. Stallone who, in another parallel to Rocky, wrote the screenplay with himself in mind plays a retired driver who reluctantly returns to the track at the behest of racing promoter Burt Reynolds. When rookie phenom Kip Pardue begins spiraling out of control, the old pro Sly is detailed to rein in the kid and keep his mind on the upcoming competitions. Romantic rivalry rears its head in the lissome form of supermodel Estella Warren, who takes up with Pardue after being dumped by champ Til Schweiger, and secondary female roles are well played by Stacy Edwards and Gina Gershon. As befitting the movie's subject matter, the direction of previous Stallone collaborator Renny Harlin Cliffhanger is hyperkinetic: The camera often handheld darts and swishes from one character to another, often cutting away before a shot's action has been completed. The editing is rapid enough to make the average music video appear lethargic by comparison. Driven aspires to be nothing more than a great popcorn movie, and it succeeds admirably by virtue of its nonstop action and pulse-pounding thrills. The DVD features two original documentaries, "The Making of Driven" and "Conquering Speed Through Live Action and Visual Effects," and sports a full-length commentary by director Harlin, in addition to deleted scenes, a music video, and cast-filmmaker career highlights.
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman
...the racing scenes hold you in their death-trip grip.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/11/2013
  • UPC: 883929285525
  • Original Release: 2001
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:57:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 11,956

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sylvester Stallone Joe Tanto
Burt Reynolds Carl Henry
Kip Pardue Jimmy Bly
Stacy Edwards Lucretia "Luc" Jones
Til Schweiger Beau Brandenburg
Gina Gershon Cathy Moreno
Estella Warren Sophia Simone
Cristián de la Fuente Memo Moreno
Brent Briscoe Crusher
Robert Sean Leonard DeMille Bly
Alison Armitage Joe's Former Girlfriend
Technical Credits
Renny Harlin Director, Producer
Debra Baum Musical Direction/Supervision
BT Score Composer
Don Carmody Executive Producer
Chris Cornwell Art Director
Michelle Davis Associate Producer
Mauro Fiore Cinematographer
Steve Gilson Editor
Myron Hoffert Asst. Director
Leeza-Maria el Khazen Associate Producer
Kevin King Executive Producer
Heidi Levitt Casting
Stuart Levy Editor
Mary E. McLeod Costumes/Costume Designer
Monika Mikkelsen Casting
Elie Samaha Producer
Gord Sim Set Decoration/Design
Jan Skrentny Original Story
Rebecca Spikings Executive Producer
Sylvester Stallone Producer, Screenwriter
Tracee Stanley Executive Producer
Andrew Stevens Executive Producer
Neal Tabachnick Original Story
John J. Thomson Sound/Sound Designer
Grant Van Der Slagt Set Decoration/Design
Charles J.H. Wood Production Designer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews