Drive Movie Quotes: Moody Retro Action

(Total Quotes: 51)

Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn
Written by:
Hossein Amini (screenplay)
James Sallis (book)
Ryan Gosling – Driver
Carey Mulligan – Irene
Bryan Cranston – Shannon
Albert Brooks – Bernie Rose
Oscar Isaac – Standard
Christina Hendricks – Blanche
Ron Perlman – Nino
Kaden Leos – Benicio
Jeff Wolfe – Tan Suit
James Biberi – Cook
Russ Tamblyn – Doc
Joey Bucaro – Chauffeur
Tiara Parker – Young Woman


This is very much a visual treat than a dialogue filled movie, however, from what there is of Drive movie quotes it’s enough to radiate that it’s very much a moody retro action movie with an art-house flair which also includes some twisted humor. The story begins all cool and controlled and then explodes into a juggernaut of emotion and ultra-violence which shakes the audience to the core.

Verdict: This movie is by no mean perfect and it’s not going to be for everyone but it’s worth watching just for the achingly cool central performance from Ryan Gosling, which is bound to start a cult following.



[first lines; talking on the phone]
Driver: There’s a hundred thousand streets in this city. 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, then I’m yours, no matter what. Anything happens a minute either side of that, and you’re on your own. Do you understand?
[pause whilst his listening to the reply]
Driver: Good. And you won’t be able to reach me on this phone again.



[Driver meets Shannon at a garage]
Shannon: Hey, there you are! She’s down there. Plain Jane boring, just like you asked for, but I dropped in three hundred horses on the inside. She is gonna fly! You look like a zombie, kid. You gettin’ any sleep? I can offer you some Benzedrine, Dexedrine, caffeine, nicotine. Oh, you don’t smoke, that’s right. Better off.
[walks Driver towards the car]
Shannon: There she is. Chevy Impala, most popular car in the state of California. No one will be looking at you.


[the Driver and Shannon are on a movie set with Driver wearing an LAPD uniform]
Shannon: Hey, kid? You know what? Director wants to see a roll over. You okay with that? Remember, if you don’t feel good, just abort the shot. There’s no shame in that, alright?
[Driver doesn’t say anything]
Shannon: I mean, you…you’re doubling for the star. You’re not like a day play or anything. And I got you five hundred more. Of course, we’d split that. You okay? Ready to go?
[Driver nods his head]
Shannon: Alright. Countin’ on you!


[after giving Irene and her son a ride home and helping with their groceries, Benicio comes over to Driver wearing a Halloween mask]
Driver: Scary. Hey, you wanna a tooth pick?
Benicio: Sure.


Irene: So, you just moved to LA?
Driver: No, I’ve been here for a while.
Irene: You just new here?
Driver: Mm-hmm.
[Driver looks a picture of Irene, her son and a man]
Irene: That’s Benicio’s father.
Driver: Where is he?
Irene: He’s in prison.
Driver: Oh.


Irene: What do you do?
Driver: I drive.
Irene: Like a limo driver?
Driver: No, like for
Irene: Oh! You mean all the car chases and stuff?
Driver: Yeah.
Irene: Isn’t that dangerous?
[he doesn’t reply but looks at her for a moment]
Driver: It’s only part-time. Mostly I work at a garage.
Irene: Where?
Driver: Reseda Boulevard.
[they share a moment where they just look at each other]
Driver: I gotta go.
Irene: Well, thank you.
Driver: Thanks for the water.


Bernie Rose: You run a perfectly good business. I don’t know why you wanna change that.
Shannon: You know how much my business made last year? Thirty grand. I can build a car in six months and in six seconds these jerks right it off as a stunt that won’t even make it into the movie. You see, all I need is a hard used stock car. That’s all. Now, I figure we start off with small town circuit, we work our way up and once we get to the show, we’re talking millions.


Bernie Rose: So, you still haven’t given me a number.
Shannon: Alright. Four hundred thirty thousand dollars.
Bernie Rose: Oh!
[Bernie gives him the finger]
Shannon: Mr. Rose, I wouldn’t come to you with this, unless I was absolutely sure about it.
Bernie Rose: How can you be sure, Shannon? What you got that the big professional race teams don’t?
Shannon: I got the driver.
Bernie Rose: You just told me they had half a dozen drivers.
Shannon: Not like this one. This kid is special. I’ve been working with him for a while, I’ve never seen anything like it. I had the money, I’d back him myself.
Bernie Rose: Yeah, but you don’t have money.
Shannon: Mr. Rose, you put this kid behind a wheel, there’s nothing he can’t do. He’ll go around that race track in two hundred miles an hour.


[as he walks into the restaurant and sees Bernie eating Chinese takeaway]
Nino: What you doin’ eatin’ Chink food in my fuckin’ restaurant?
Bernie Rose: What’s a Jew doing running a pizzeria?


[Nino joins them at their table he turns to Shannon]
Nino: Take a fuckin’ hike. I wanna talk to my partner.
[Shannon gives him a cold look]
Nino: I’m just fuckin’ with ya. How you doin’ Shannon? How’s the fuckin’ leg?
Shannon: I paid my debt.
[referring to Shannon’s offer]
Bernie Rose: I’ll think about it. Okay? But I wanna meet the kid first.
Shannon: It’s all I ask.


Shannon: C’mon, I want you to meet somebody. And whatever you do like about the car, don’t say anything. I wanna drive the price down a little bit.
[as they walk toward Bernie]
Shannon: Kid, I want you to meet Mr. Bernie Rose.
Bernie Rose: Nice to meet you.
[he holds out his hand to Driver]
Driver: My hands are a little dirty.
Bernie Rose: So are mine.
[Driver shakes his hand]
Bernie Rose: Good driving out there.
Driver: Thanks.


Shannon: So, what do you think? Do we get the four hundred?
Bernie Rose: I’ll give you three hundred for seventy percent.
Shannon: Done.
[he holds out his hand to Bernie to shake but Bernie doesn’t respond]
Shannon: Right. Good. You won’t be sorry.


[as Driver is working he sees Irene talking to Shannon about her car]
Shannon: How can I help you?
Irene: Uh…it just broke down.
Shannon: It just broke down, just like that?drive-5
Irene: Mm-hmm.
Shannon: You want me to take a look at it?
Irene: Yeah.
Shannon: Alright! Uh…we got all our base full.
[to the tow truck guy]
Shannon: Um…hey, pal just drop it down here, we’ll push it in. Alright? We wanna push her into number three.
[to Irene]
Shannon: The car, not you!
Irene: Oh, good!


[Driver walks up to Irene as she’s talking to Shannon]
Driver: Hi.
Irene: Hi.
Shannon: Ah, you two know each other!
Driver: Don’t.
[Driver walks away embarrassed]
Shannon: Oh, look at that!
Irene: We’re neighbors.
Shannon: Neighbors?
Irene: Mm-hmm.
Shannon: Very good. Well, we’ll try to be neighborly too.


[staring at each other whilst Driver is working on a car]
Driver: You blinked.
Benicio: What?


[as he’s fixing her car]
Irene: Can I call a cab from here?
Shannon: Yeah, sure. What am I talkin’ about? You and the kid are neighbor, right? He can take you.
Irene: Oh, uh…no! I’d feel bad.
Shannon: No! No! Don’t even think twice about it. He’d be happy to do it. He’s a good guy. You know he walked in to my shop here about five or six years ago. Right out of the blue, asking for a job. So I put him to the test, see what he could do. Kid’s amazing.
Irene: Yeah.
Shannon: So, I hire him on the spot. Boom! He had about half the wages I normally pay, he didn’t blink an eye.


[to Driver]
Shannon: Hey, Kid? Come over here for a second, will you?
[turns back to Irene]
Shannon: And I have been exploiting him ever since.
[they both laugh]
Shannon: Shh! Don’t tell him.
[to Driver as he walks towards them]
Shannon: Looks like we have a bigger problem than I thought. And we’re gonna have to keep the car here for a few days. So, I offered your services to take Benicio and Irene home. Would that be okay?
Driver: Yeah, sure. I don’t have wheels on my car.
[Irene laughs]
Irene: Okay!
Driver: That’s one thing you should know about me,
Shannon: Well, put the tires on.
Driver: You got five minutes?
Irene: Yeah.


[after driver has spent the day with Irene and Benicio]drive-4
Irene: Thank you. He had a good time
Driver: Me too.
Irene: Sorry if I put you on the spot showing up like that.
Driver: It’s okay.
[he takes his jacket from her and gives her a long stare]
Driver I’m not doing anything this weekend, if you wanna a ride or somethin’.


[referring to the race car Shannon has fixed up]
Nino: We paid three hundred fuckin’ grand for this piece of shit?
Bernie Rose: I paid for it, out of my own pocket. This is just a shell. It’s the inside that counts, not the outside. Right, Shannon?
Shannon: You are correct, sir.
Nino: Fuck that shit! I paid three hundred for somethin’, I want everybody to fuckin’ see it.
Bernie Rose: Of course you do.


[admiring one of the cars in the garage he’s spotted]
Nino: Now this, that is one motherfuckin’ fine assed pussy mobile, motherfucker!
Bernie Rose: Shannon, sell him the car.
Shannon: You know, he wouldn’t be able to find pussy in a whore house.
[to Nino]
Shannon: You know what? This car will even make you good lookin’.
Nino: Well, I’m already good lookin’, pal.


Bernie Rose: When’s our first race?
Driver: Uh…pretty soon.
Bernie Rose: You gonna be ready.
Driver: I hope so.
Bernie Rose: I hope so? Hey, no false modesty. I got a lot of money on this. Did Shannon ever tell you how we met?
Driver: No.
Bernie Rose: I used to produce movies, in the eighties. Kind of like action films, sexy stuff. One critic called them European. I thought they were shit. Anyway, he arranged all the cars for me, did all the stunts. I liked him, I liked having him around. Even though he overcharged the shit out of me. His next business venture, he got involved with some of Nino’s friends. They didn’t go for the overcharging bit. They broke his pelvis. He’s never had a lot of luck. The reason I’m telling you this, is that he has a lot invested in you, and so do I. So, anything you need, you call me. We’re a team now. I’m excited!


[watching a cartoon together on TV]
Driver: Is he a bad guy?
Benicio: Yeah.
Driver: How can you tell?
Benicio: Cause he’s a shark.
Driver: There’s no good sharks?
Benicio: No. I mean, just look at him. Does he look like a good guy to you?


[to Driver as he’s driving them, referring to the phone call she had before they left]
Irene: That was my husband’s lawyer, he’s coming home in a week.


[to his party guests]
Standard: We’re here celebrating, but it’s a shameful thing, what I did. And I have a lot of making up to do, to everyone. But second chances are rare, right? And that’s worth celebrating, right? So I wanna make a toast to that lady right there.
[pointing to Irene]
Standard: Thanks for staying. I love you, Rene. Salute.


[as Driver leaves his apartment he sees Irene sitting outside her apartment in the hallway]
Irene: Sorry about the noise.
Driver: [jokingly] I was gonna call the cops.
Irene: I wish you would.



Total Quotes: 51



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