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* ArtImitatesArt: The major visual influence on the film was the works of artist Creator/EdwardHopper.


* DoesntLikeGuns: "I told you I don't like guns."
** Though he is willing to use one when he needs to.

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* DoesntLikeGuns: "I told you I don't like guns."
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" Though he is willing to use one when he needs to.

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* ReCut: Creator/WalterHill's original cut was two hours long and included one additional action (but not chase) scene, and even though for years even the VHS tapes had said the length was over two hours, Hill has denied that this version was ever his intended cut and categorically stated that the existence of a longer director's cut is an urban myth. The US DVD includes an introductory sequence that the studio forced Hill to shoot to clarify who the characters are as a deleted scene, but this was dropped from all theatrical prints.


''The Driver'' is a 1978 crime/car chase film directed by Walter Hill and starring Ryan O'Neal, Creator/BruceDern, and Isabelle Adjani. The film is also notable for its impressive car chases, its no-frills style of filmmaking, and its rarely speaking, unnamed titular character.

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''The Driver'' is a 1978 crime/car chase film directed by Walter Hill Creator/WalterHill and starring Ryan O'Neal, Creator/BruceDern, and Isabelle Adjani. The film is also notable for its impressive car chases, its no-frills style of filmmaking, and its rarely speaking, unnamed titular character.


* NoNameGiven: Not one character has a name in this movie, and are all addressed by their occupation or clothing.

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* NamelessNarrative / NoNameGiven: Not one character has a name in this movie, and are all addressed by their occupation or clothing.


* DidNotGetTheGirl: Or does he?

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* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[AmbiguousEnding Or does he?he?]]


* OffOnATechnicality: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in the end. [[spoiler:When he reveals the bag is empty, even though the Detective has circumstantial evidence, without the money, he doesn't have anything that would guarentee a conviction, so any trial would only waste taxpayer dollars.]]

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* OffOnATechnicality: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in the end. [[spoiler:When he reveals the bag is empty, even though the Detective has circumstantial evidence, without the money, he doesn't have anything that would guarentee guarantee a conviction, so any trial would only waste taxpayer dollars.]]


* TheQuietOne: The driver is a man of few words - 350 in all.

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* TheQuietOne: The driver is a man of few words - 350 in all.all.
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* GoodIsNotNice


* NoNameGiven: Not one character has a name in this movie, and are all addressed by their occupation.
* OffOnATechnicality: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in the end. [[spoiler:When he reveals the bag is empty, even though the Detective has circumstantial evidence, without the money, he doesn't have anything that would guarentee a conviction.]]

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* NoNameGiven: Not one character has a name in this movie, and are all addressed by their occupation.
occupation or clothing.
* OffOnATechnicality: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in the end. [[spoiler:When he reveals the bag is empty, even though the Detective has circumstantial evidence, without the money, he doesn't have anything that would guarentee a conviction.conviction, so any trial would only waste taxpayer dollars.]]


* BlackAndGrayMorality: The Driver is a dangerous criminal after all, and works for some pretty rotten people. [[EvenEvilHasStandards But]], (intentionally or not) he doesn't harm innocent bystanders, and the two people he kills deserve it (and were either planning on kiling him or screwed him over).

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* BlackAndGrayMorality: The Driver is a dangerous criminal after all, and works for some pretty rotten people. [[EvenEvilHasStandards But]], (intentionally or not) he doesn't harm innocent bystanders, and the two people he kills deserve it (and were either planning on kiling him or screwed him over).


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* OffOnATechnicality: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in the end. [[spoiler:When he reveals the bag is empty, even though the Detective has circumstantial evidence, without the money, he doesn't have anything that would guarentee a conviction.]]


* BlackAndGrayMorality: The Driver is a dangerous criminal after all.

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* BlackAndGrayMorality: The Driver is a dangerous criminal after all.all, and works for some pretty rotten people. [[EvenEvilHasStandards But]], (intentionally or not) he doesn't harm innocent bystanders, and the two people he kills deserve it (and were either planning on kiling him or screwed him over).



* HassleFreeHotwire: The film starts out with The Driver stealing a car by crossing two wires (although he does also connect the power wire to to the "run" wire after starting it to keep it running)

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* HassleFreeHotwire: The film starts out opens with The Driver stealing a car by crossing two wires (although he does also connect the power wire to to the "run" wire after starting it to keep it running)

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** Though he is willing to use one when he needs to.


* HassleFreeHtowire: The film starts out with The Driver stealing a car by crossing two wires (although he does also connect the power wire to to the "run" wire after starting it to keep it running)

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* HassleFreeHtowire: HassleFreeHotwire: The film starts out with The Driver stealing a car by crossing two wires (although he does also connect the power wire to to the "run" wire after starting it to keep it running)

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* HassleFreeHtowire: The film starts out with The Driver stealing a car by crossing two wires (although he does also connect the power wire to to the "run" wire after starting it to keep it running)

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