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Big Driver (2014)

Not Rated | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | TV Movie 18 October 2014
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A famous mystery writer sets out for revenge after a brutal attack.

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Mikael Salomon

Writers:

Stephen King (story), Richard Christian Matheson (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Bello ... Tess Thorne
Ann Dowd ... Ramona Norvell
Will Harris ... Lester
Joan Jett ... Betsy Neal
Olympia Dukakis ... Doreen
Jennifer Kydd Jennifer Kydd ... Patsy
Andre Myette Andre Myette ... Lester's Brother
Juanita Peters Juanita Peters ... Molly
Mary-Colin Chisholm ... Janine
Kim Parkhill Kim Parkhill ... Leslie
Deborah Allen Deborah Allen ... Doris
Tara Nicodemo ... Lady Cop
Roland Marko Simmonds Roland Marko Simmonds ... Cop
Mike Taylor Mike Taylor ... Limo Driver
Lee J. Campbell Lee J. Campbell ... Gun Store Owner
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Driving home along a generally unused country road following a speaking engagement, famed mystery novelist Tess Thorne experiences a flat tire on her car. She accepts the help of who she believes is a good Samaritan who stops to help her, but who instead rapes her, leaving her submerged in shallow water in a drainage pipe as dead. She found out that he actually orchestrated her getting the flat tire just moments before the rape. Alive, she, in shock, is able to make her way home, but she does not go to the hospital, dealing with her wounds herself, does not call the police, or tell any of her friends or acquaintances how she sustained her obvious injuries. Once the issue of what happened to her settles into herself, she decides to use her skills as an investigative writer to find out the reason behind what happened - if she was a random or targeted victim - and especially if the latter, how best to use that information to her advantage. Using her stories' grandmotherly heroine, Doreen... Written by Huggo

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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The second film Maria Bello played in a Stephen King adaptation, the first being Secret Window (2004). See more »

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[last lines]
Lester: You don't think you'll get away with this, you bitch?
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Much like the Lizze Borden movie they did with Christina Ricci it wasn't that bad...not that bad for a Lifetime movie
5 November 2014 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"I'll let the cops know but not tonight. All I know is if I see him again I'll kill him." Tess Thorne (Bello) is a famous mystery writer who is invited to speak to a group of fans. On her way back home she blows a tire. When someone stops to help her she is relieved but that turns to fear. After she is knocked out she wakes up to him raping and beating her then he leaves her for dead. She manages to escape and return home. Rather than calling the cops she decides to investigate on her own. She starts off on her quest for revenge. First thing I have to say is that this movie actually wasn't that bad at all...for a Lifetime movie. I wasn't sure how they could convert a Stephen King book into a Lifetime movie and I will admit that they did a pretty good job and Maria Bello does a pretty good job. Much like the Lizze Borden movie they did with Christina Ricci it wasn't that bad...but again...not that bad for a Lifetime movie. Overall, defiantly felt like a made for TV movie but I have seen worse. I give it a B-.


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