• United States
  • 1970
  • 90 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
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  • Spine #547

Fresh off of his Five Easy Pieces success, Jack Nicholson mounted his enormously irreverent directorial debut. Based on the best-selling novel by Jeremy Larner, Drive, He Said, free-spirited and sobering by turns, is a sketch of the exploits of a disaffected college basketball player (William Tepper) and his increasingly radical roommate (Michael Margotta), as well as a feverishly shot and edited snapshot of the early seventies (some of it was filmed during an actual campus protest). Fueled by Vietnam-era anxieties and perched on the edge of utter insanity, Nicholson’s audacious comedy (also starring Bruce Dern and Karen Black) is a startling howl direct from the zeitgeist.

Credits

DirectorJack Nicholson
ScreenplayJeremy Larner and Jack Nicholson
From the novel byJeremy Larner
ProducerSteve Blauner and Jack Nicholson
CoproducerHarry Gittes
Associate producerFred Roos
Executive producerBert Schneider
MusicDavid Shire
CinematographyBill Butler
EditingDonn Cambern, Christopher Holmes, Pat Somerset and Robert L. Wolfe

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director Jack Nicholson, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • A Cautionary Tale of Campus Revolution and Sexual Freedom, a 2009 video piece featuring Nicholson
  • Theatrical trailer

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