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Overdrive (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 6 October 2017 (USA)
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Two car thief brothers, who journey to the south of France for new opportunities, wind up in the cross hairs of the local crime boss.

Director:

Antonio Negret

Writers:

Michael Brandt (screenplay by), Derek Haas (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Eastwood ... Andrew Foster
Freddie Thorp ... Garrett Foster
Ana de Armas ... Stephanie
Gaia Weiss ... Devin
Simon Abkarian ... Jacomo Morier
Clemens Schick Clemens Schick ... Max Klemp
Abraham Belaga Abraham Belaga ... Laurent Morier
Kaaris Kaaris ... Franck
Mars Bezot Mars Bezot ... Rolf
Magne-Håvard Brekke Magne-Håvard Brekke ... Kuhn
Joshua Fitoussi Joshua Fitoussi ... Leon
Pierre-Marie Mosconi Pierre-Marie Mosconi ... Officer Closson
Frédéric Anscombre ... Officer Depaul
Mehdi Salem Mehdi Salem ... Alain
Anaïs Monory ... Clair
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The story centers on two car thieves, brothers, who journey to the south of France for new opportunities and wind up in the cross hairs of the local crime boss. Andrew and Garrett Foster (Scott Eastwood and Freddie Thorp) are thieves who specialize in luxury cars, only the most expensive cars. They've been hired to steal a gorgeous Bugatti 1937 valued million euros, so they head to the south of France for the job. But they get caught, and Jacomo Morier (Simon Abkarian), the local crime boss who owns the Bugatti, doesn't take it lightly. In exchange for their lives the two brothers will have to steal a car from Max Klemp (Clemens Schick), Morier's arch-rival, and not any car, Morier wants them to steal Klemp's 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, his most prized car. Written by Teaser-Trailer.com

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Think fast. Drive faster.

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Action | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for violence, action, some sexual material and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Belgium | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

6 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Овердрайв See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Budget:

€24,340,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,287,185
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the bar on the matches is a nod to Gene Hackman's character in 'The French Connection' and 'The French Connection II,' parts of which were shot in Marseille. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene where the BMW M4 turns into the path of the semi, the dashboard of the car shows the vehicle in park, something the car would not likely allow the driver to do while moving. See more »

Quotes

Max Klemp: That guy I put in a barrel was that too much?
Andrew Foster: No that was just enough
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Featured in Projector: Overdrive (2017) See more »

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Show 'Em Who I Am
Written by Vo Williams ( as Emanuel Vo Williams), Grayson Voltaire, and Cut One
Performed by Vo Williams
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The Poor Man's Fast and Furious that Overdrives Your Brain into Dullness
17 June 2017 | by scaraduSee all my reviews

Overdrive mashes so many ideas from other movies that it was hard to keep up with all of them and so I stopped counting when I couldn't keep up. Sure, stealing from other movies isn't a bad idea when you add your own touch. As some guy once said "steal like an artist" but with this one, it's like you're watching a weird reenactment of cool ideas from other movies without adding your own details or imprint or at least gluing them together with some sense.

And this is the case with this movie. They made a soup of ideas from other films: vintage and sports cars, protagonists that get trapped in doing a "job" for the rich douche-bag, pretty locations, chases, and cute faces.

But when you add in really bad acting, way too many plot twists and side characters, an absolute lack of chemistry between the main actors, boring racing scenes and some of the stupidest lines of dialogue one can only wonder how come no one realized it was destined to fail in such a loud way?

Speaking of loudness, a message to its creators: turning that goddamn volume up to 1 million won't make it more entertaining but instead leave its viewers with a gigantic headache.

I could, however, see 2 qualities in this racing flick: some pretty panoramic views of France (a la Fast and Furious, of course) and the protagonist half-brothers who actually felt like they were half brothers.

Teens will probably fall in love with the cute faces but otherwise, you should stay away from this poor man's Fast and Furious because Overdrive "overdrives" far from its inspiration points way up to the realm of too much, or too little. Drive Over it and go see something else.

Also, who the **** eats cereal at night?


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