The Driver

The Driver (1978)

To break the driver, the cop was willing to break the law.

  • Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action
  • Release Date: 1978-06-08
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 399 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 31min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director: Walter Hill
star 7.1/10
From 399 Ratings


The Driver specializes in driving getaway cars for robberies. His exceptional talent has prevented him from being caught yet. After another successful flight from the police a self-assured detective makes it his primary goal to catch the Driver. He promises pardons to a gang if they help to convict him in a set-up robbery. The Driver seeks help from The Player to mislead the detective.

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  • Ryan O'Neal

    as The Driver
  • Bruce Dern

    as The Detective
  • Isabelle Adjani

    as The Player
  • Ronee Blakley

    as The Connection
  • Matt Clark

    as Red Plainclothesman
  • Felice Orlandi

    as Gold Plainclothesman
  • Joseph Walsh

    as Glasses
  • Rudy Ramos

    as Teeth
  • Denny Macko

    as Exchange Man
  • Frank Bruno

    as The Kid
  • Will Walker

    as Fingers
  • Sandy Brown Wyeth

    as Split
  • Tara King

    as Frizzy
  • Richard Carey

    as Floorman
  • Fidel Corona

    as Card Player
  • Victor Gilmour

    as Boardman
  • Nick Dimitri

    as Blue Mask
  • Bob Minor

    as Green Mask
  • Angelo Lamonea

    as Patron
  • Patrick Burns

    as Patron
  • Karen Kleiman

    as Patron
  • Thomas Myers

    as Passenger
  • Bill McConnell

    as Passenger
  • Peter Jason

    as Commuter
  • William Hasley

    as Commuter
  • Allan Graf

    as Uniformed Cop
  • Peter Eastman

    as Train Passenger (uncredited)
  • Raven Grey Eagle

    as Minor Role (uncredited)
  • Bob Harks

    as Casino Patron (uncredited)
  • Orwin C. Harvey

    as Casino Security Guard (uncredited)
  • Steve Moriarty

    as Person at Train Station / Driver (uncredited)
  • Leland Sun

    as Casino Patron (uncredited)
  • Anna Young

    as Card Player (uncredited)
Production Jane Feinberg Casting
Production Mike Fenton Casting
Production Frank Marshall Associate Producer
Production Lawrence Gordon Producer
Writing Walter Hill Screenplay
Directing Walter Hill Director
Camera Philip H. Lathrop Director of Photography
Crew Alan Ladd Jr. Presenter
Sound Michael Small Original Music Composer
Sound Michael Small Conductor
Art Darrell Silvera Set Decoration
Editing Tina Hirsch Editor
Art Harry Horner Production Design
Editing Robert K. Lambert Editor
Sound Theodore Soderberg Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art David M. Haber Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Jack Bear Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Robert Cornwall Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Jennifer L. Parsons Costume Design
Sound Michael Hilkene Sound Effects Editor
Editing Jere Huggins Assistant Editor
Camera Steve Yaconelli Camera Operator
Sound Kenneth Wannberg Music Editor
Directing Pat Kehoe Assistant Director
Sound Paul Wells Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew William H. Burton Sr. Stunts
Crew Chris Howell Stunts
Camera Bill Johnson Camera Operator
Crew Bobby Clark Stunts
Crew Everett Creach Stunt Coordinator
Sound John Kline Sound Effects Editor
Sound William Hartman Sound Effects Editor
Sound Richard Sperber Sound Effects Editor
Sound Douglas O. Williams Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Gary Liddiard Makeup Artist
Crew Mickey Alzola Stunts
Crew Gene McLaughlin Stunts
Production Russell Saunders Production Manager
Sound Jack Hayes Orchestrator
Crew Jerry F. Johnson Transportation Captain
Crew James Nordberg Driver
Crew B.J. Smith Set Medic
Camera Carl Manoogian Key Grip
Sound Godfrey Marks Dialogue Editor
Crew Charles Spurgeon Special Effects
Art Gregg H. Bilson Props
Directing Jonathan Giles Zimmerman Assistant Director Trainee
Costume & Make-Up Shirley Padgett Hairstylist
Crew William Hogue Driver
Camera Glenn K. Shimada First Assistant Camera
Sound John R. Harris Music Editor
Art Craig Raiche Props
Lighting Wilbur Kinnett Gaffer
Crew Laurie Creach Stunt Driver
Sound Richard Wagner Production Sound Mixer
Directing Lisa Hallas-Gottlieb Second Assistant Director
Crew Robert Sizer Stunts
Crew Diane Carter Stunts
Crew Gerald L. Ray Stunts
Editing Ron Smith Assistant Editor
Production Don Kruger Location Manager
Directing Cassandra Oliva Script Supervisor