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The Driver's Seat (1974)

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R | | Drama | 10 October 1975 (USA)
Mentally disturbed spinster Lise (Dame Elizabeth Taylor) experiences a series of bizarre encounters in Rome as she searches for someone to murder her.

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Raffaele La Capria (screenplay), Giuseppe Patroni Griffi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Taylor ... Lise
Ian Bannen ... Bill
Guido Mannari Guido Mannari ... Carlo
Mona Washbourne ... Mrs. Helen Fiedke
Luigi Squarzina Luigi Squarzina ... Lead Detective
Maxence Mailfort Maxence Mailfort ... Pierre
Andy Warhol ... English Lord
Anita Bartolucci Anita Bartolucci ... Saleswoman
Gino Giuseppe Gino Giuseppe ... Police Commissioner (as Gino Giuseppe C.S.C.)
Marino Masé ... Traffic Policeman
Bedy Moratti Bedy Moratti ... Dress Shop Owner
Dino Mele ... Police Captain
Alessandro Perrella Alessandro Perrella ... Detective (as Alessandro Perrella C.S.C.)
Quinto Parmeggiani Quinto Parmeggiani ... Hotel Waiter
Nadia Scarpitta Nadia Scarpitta ... Elderly Lady at airport (as Nadia Scarpitta Pernice)
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Storyline

Lise (Dame Elizabeth Taylor), a mentally unbalanced middle-aged woman travels toward a fatal destiny that she had helped to arrange, as if her own extinction will bring a meaningful existence to its wished-for end - a premeditated search for someone, anyone, with whom she could form a dangerous liaison. Written by alfiehitchie

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Was she really mad enough to plot her own murder?

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

10 October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Driver's Seat See more »

Filming Locations:

Munich, Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Paramount Pictures first announced this in 1970, with Herbert Ross directing from a Frederic Raphael script. See more »

Quotes

Lise: I feel homesick.
Bill: Homesick? For what?
Lise: My loneliness. I want to go back home to feel all my loneliness again.
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Connections

Referenced in Rate It X (1986) See more »

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Taylor is terrific!
1 March 2001 | by chad478See all my reviews

Elizabeth Taylor gives a stunning performance as a disturbed spinster who is looking for a man, but not for the reasons you may think. It's a bizarre movie, but also a very good one thanks to Taylor's excellent portrayal of a troubled woman about to go over the edge. Based on a novel by Muriel Spark.


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