"If I drive for you, you give me a time and a place. I give you a five-minute window, anything happens in that five minutes and I'm yours no matter what. I don't sit in while you're running it down; I don't carry a gun... I drive."In Drive — a 2011 crime thriller directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, itself based on a 2005 novel of the same name by James Sallis — Ryan Gosling plays The Driver, a stuntman/mechanic in Los Angeles who moonlights as a getaway driver for robberies. The Driver has isolated and detached himself from just about everyone else in the world — except his boss, Shannon (Bryan Cranston), and his young neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan), whom he becomes emotionally attached to.Despite various Award Snubs, critics and cinephile circles alike heaped tons of praise upon the film; thanks to this praise and its box office success, Drive looks to become a Cult Classic.A sequel to the novel, titled Driven, was published in April 2012.Don't confuse this film with the 1998 Marc Dacascos film of the same name.
— The Driver
The following tropes belong to Drive, no matter what: