Genre: Action, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Year : 2001
Tagline: Welcome to The Human Race
Cast overview :
Sylvester Stallone .... Joe Tanto
Burt Reynolds .... Carl Henry
Kip Pardue .... Jimmy Bly
Stacy Edwards .... Lucretia Clan
Til Schweiger .... Beau Brandenburg
Gina Gershon .... Cathy Heguy
Estella Warren .... Sophia Simone
Cristián de la Fuente .... Memo Moreno
Brent Briscoe .... Crusher
Robert Sean Leonard .... Demille Bly
Verona Feldbusch .... Nina
Jasmin Wagner .... Ingrid
John Della Penna .... Team Manager
Dan Duran .... Commentator #1
Rob Smith .... Commentator #2
Jimmy Bly (Kip Pardue) is a rookie race car driver on a NASCAR type circuit. He is giving the veteran Beau Brandenburg (Til Schweiger) stiff competition like he’s never seen before. While Jimmy has a lot of potential, his performance is too hit and miss. When the pressure is on, he tends to fold. His manager and sponsor, Carl Henry (Burt Reynolds) knows Jimmy has the potential, but he’s not sure it will ever develop to the point where he can be a champion.
Carl calls his old friend Joe Tanto (Sylvester Stallone), a retired race driver, to help him coach Jimmy. They make progress and when Jimmy starts to create pressure for Beau, Beau breaks up with his fiancé of three years, Sophia (Estella Warren). Although initially crushed, she is soon friends with Jimmy. When Carl decides that Joe can help Jimmy more in the booth, coaching him along, rather than on the track, Carl brings back a driver named Memo (Cristian de la Fuente) to be part of the on-track team. The plot thickens due to tension related to the fact that Memo’s wife is Cathy (Gina Gershon), who was formerly married to Joe.
When Joe is not working on the track, he’s shooting pool with reporter Luc Clans (Stacy Edwards) who is doing a story on racing. This set of characters develops the story off the track, which makes Driven more than just an action movie.