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License to Drive

License to Drive

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Director: Greg Beeman, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Carol Kane

Cast: Greg Beeman, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Carol Kane


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License to Drive finally makes its debut on DVD with Anchor Bay's fine Special Edition DVD release. Loaded with bonus features, the disc is a must-have for fans of the film and should prove to be a hot seller on the store racks. Presented in its original 1.85:1 widescreen format with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, the film rips the '80s into big-screen, high-quality


License to Drive finally makes its debut on DVD with Anchor Bay's fine Special Edition DVD release. Loaded with bonus features, the disc is a must-have for fans of the film and should prove to be a hot seller on the store racks. Presented in its original 1.85:1 widescreen format with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, the film rips the '80s into big-screen, high-quality life. Extras begin with two separate interviews from the Coreys, each pretty in depth on the production, with Feldman's being a bit on the egotistical side, especially after you hear the real stories as told by director Greg Beeman and writer Neil Tolkin on the audio commentary. Fun, boisterous, and worth every listen, the two act like they're preaching to their kids as they jokingly point out such forgotten artifacts as vinyl records and audio cassettes throughout the film. Another gem on the disc comes in a full 13-minute deleted scene, which was shot but then tested poorly before production was called back for excessive reshoots (they opted instead to go with the drunk driver scene after the roadblock, oddly enough!). Other than that, add in two trailers and another pair of TV spots and you have the whole disc, complete with informative liner notes. Fans could ask for little more from 20th Century Fox and Anchor Bay on this exceptional DVD.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
Other than their first pairing in The Lost Boys, 1988's License to Drive remains the other highly entertaining outing from the '80s duo that could do no wrong -- Corey Feldman and Corey Haim. Thanks to a madcap script from Neil and Michael Tolkin, the partying teen dreams blossomed with the vehicle, playing up both their natural talents before their egos got the better of them (see the following year's Dream a Little Dream for the first inklings). On the supporting front, Richard Masur and Carol Kane couldn't be funnier as the parents, with other juicy bits provided by future Fresh Prince Dad James Avery along with the one and only Heather Graham in her big-screen debut. A sizable hit in the theaters, License to Drive remains a late-'80s classic thanks to its sizable success in the theaters and later as a mainstay on cable TV and video.

Product Details

Release Date:
Original Release:
Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code:
[Wide Screen]
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]

Special Features

Closed Caption; Corey Haim interview; Corey Feldman interview; Audio commentary with director Greg Beeman and writer Neil Tolken; Deleted scene; TV spots; Theatrical trailers; DVD-ROM screenplay

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Corey Haim Les
Corey Feldman Dean
Carol Kane Les' Mom
Richard Masur The Father
Heather Graham Mercedes
Michael Manasseri Charles
Harvey Miller Professor
M.A. Nickles Paolo
James Avery DMV Examiner
Parley Baer Actor
Michael Ensign Actor
Grant Goodeve Actor
Helen Hanft Miss Heilberg
Grant Heslov Actor
Christopher Burton Actor
Nina Siemaszko Natalie, Les' Sister

Technical Credits
Greg Beeman Director
Mack Bing Associate Producer,Production Manager
Wendy Greene Bricmont Editor
John Davis Producer
Frank Deese Screenwriter
Joe Dunne Stunts
Jay Ferguson Score Composer
Jeff Haley Set Decoration/Design
James M. Halty Stunts
Mark Helfrich Editor
Andrew Licht Co-producer
Jeffrey A. Mueller Co-producer
Greg Papalia Set Decoration/Design
Lawrence G. Paull Production Designer
William R. Perry Stunts
Penny Perry Casting
Art Rochester Sound/Sound Designer
Bruce Surtees Cinematographer
Neil Tolkin Screenwriter
Michael Tolkin Screenwriter
Hilary Wright Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Hot Date (Main Titles) [6:15]
2. Supper at the Anderson's [5:13]
3. Dream Girl [3:27]
4. Driving Mercedes, Not Dad [4:13]
5. DMV Disaster [6:17]
6. Feel the Burn [5:04]
7. Busted! [5:35]
8. Sneaking Out [4:39]
9. A Trip to the El Rey [4:27]
10. Too Much to Drink [4:29]
11. Joy Ride [8:22]
12. Carhop Service [4:17]
13. Lying to Drive [11:20]
14. Saved by the Baby [6:38]
15. The Backwards Express [6:04]
16. End Credits [3:19]


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License to Drive 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't help but smile when thinking of film and television icons from the 80s. From The Dukes of Hazzard to Knight Rider, from Max Headroom to Magnum PI. But there were two actors who's body of work pretty much sums up all that was wonderful about the 80's-- Corey Haim and Corey Feldman. License To Drive (1988) is a GREAT film that stars both the Coreys when they were in their prime. With great hair and great 'tude they made this film an unforgettable timestamp of the era. Haim plays Les Anderson who like every high school kid has two things on his mind--cars and girls. But Les doesn't have the hots for just any girl, no, he has his eye on the most beautiful girl in his high school [played by the one and only, Heather Graham.] He finally scores a date with her, but needs to get his Drivers License first. Well, this is where the real fun begins. License To Drive really has it all. It's good clean teenage fun start to finish. With a totally killer soundtrack and extras to the max, the DVD is well worth your time. Crank up the sound and fasten your seatbelt because you are in for one hell of a ride.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this movie! Corey Haim and Corey Feldman are really good in this movie.Everyone in the family will enjoy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
License to Drive is my favorite movie I seen it a millon times and i love it Two Cory's are super hot Cory haim is really cute and Cory Feldman is really cute too This is a funny movie Pretty Girl Heather Gram plays Merseds Lane Les's dream girl Dean is played by Cory Feldman Les sneaks out and takes his Grandfather's 1973 cadillac takes his dreamgirl Merceds Lane Girl gets drunk Dean wants to go to Archie's and Charles there friend tags along with them Old drunk man takes 73 cadilac and vomits in the car But Les gets the car back drives beautiful Merceds home Les gets his kiss from Merceds lane Les's mom goes in labor Les drives his Mom to the hospital 73 cadillac gets ruined by a giant Crane By the next day Grandpa comes home He had trouble with Les's Dad's car Bmw is ruined Les's Dad offers the Bmw To Les Les says I already got a Merceds Merceds drives in her white car Les drives the car He and Merceds Lane takes off What a Happy Ending
Guest More than 1 year ago
Corey haim plays a great charcter in this movie he fails his drivers exam but he can't help falling for his dream girl Merceds Lane Cory feldman plays a cool part too Dean its the best film of the 80's
Guest More than 1 year ago
i like this movie Cory haim is a young teenager with a crush on a girl Merceds Lane He takes his grandpa's caddy and suddleny the whole night becomes a diaster the girl gets drunk the car gets ruined but Les has his friend Dean Cory haim awesome movie i love it!!!