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Drive Hard

There was a time when Pete Roberts (Thomas Jane) was a successful race driver. Now he’s a down-on-his-luck, flat-broke driving instructor … until Simon Keller (John Cusack) comes along and turns him into a getaway driver. Keller stops in the middle of a driving lesson to rob a bank, and it’s up to Roberts to get and keep them away from cops and the bad guys whose money it was that was stolen. Hot cars. Many chase scenes. Gun play. Drive Hard is a bit of a nod toward Midnight Run but without the amazing acting of Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin. The Oscar committee is not waiting to recognize Drive Hard, but it’s a good way to pass some time after a long day on the road. (Heads up: the movie is set in Australia so all of the driving appears to be on the wrong side of the highway.)