License to Drive | Full Movie

License to Drive
  • PG-13
  • 1h 30m
  • 1988
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Despite the fact that he failed his driver's test, a teenager "borrows" his grandfather's mint-condition Cadillac for a late-night dream date.
© 1988 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Time Out
Geoff Andrew

Everything you've ever hated about American teenagers, their music, money, fashion sense, their va...

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Caryn James

Anyone old enough to have a license is probably much too old to be amused by License to Drive.

June 17, 2017
Washington Post
Hal Hinson

About all that's worth noting is that the Caddy gets demolished and that the stars remain intact (...

June 16, 2017
Common Sense Media
Barbara Shulgasser

Dated '80s teen comedy has car crashes, drinking, cursing.

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Dated '80s teen comedy has car crashes, drinking, cursing.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the 1988 teen comedy License to Drive is a parade of successive bad decisions made by a 16-year-old who just failed his driver's license test. He drives without a license, sneaks out at night in Grandpa's car, places a sleeping drunk girl in the trunk, drives through barricades, gets the car towed and, finally, leaves it to be totaled. Grandpa understandably says "s--t" and "hell" when he sees what's left of his Caddy. Other profanity includes "f--k" and "bitch." A drunk adult driver steals the car and drinks while driving. A teenager gets drunk. While the drunk Mercedes sleeps it off in the back seat, Dean opens her shirt and takes pictures of her bra. The drunk Mercedes seems to be initiating oral sex as she drops into the driving Les's lap, but she falls asleep.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Teen, Buddy Picture
  • Release Date:July 6, 1988
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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