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driv·en / ˈdrivən/ • past participle of drive.• adj. 1. [in comb.] operated, moved, or controlled by a specified person or source of power: a chauffeur-driven limousine | wind-driven sand. ∎  motivated or determined by a specified factor or feeling: a market-driven response to customer needs.2. (of snow) piled into drifts or made smooth by the wind: fig. she was as pure as the driven snow.


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Driven ★★ 2001 (PG-13)

Hotshot rookie racer Jimmy Bly (Pardue) is slipping in the rankings thanks to pressure from his promoter brother (Leonard) and his ongoing affair with Sophia (Warren), the girlfriend of top rival Beau (Schweiger). Owner Henry (Reynolds) brings in former hotshot Joe Tanto (Stallone) to straighten the kid out, but Joe has his own demons, including a horrific, nearlydeadly crash, an ex married to his arch-rival (De la Fuente), and a hovering female reporter (Edwards). There's a lot going on, what with all the CGI-created car crashes, the bed-hopping, and the tempers flaring, but it's all over the road, so as not to tax anyone's attention span. It doesn't get anywhere, but at least it gets there fast. 117m/ C VHS, DVD . US Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds, Kip Pardue, Til Schweiger, Gina Gershon, Robert Sean Leonard, Stacy Edwards, Estella Warren, Christian de la Fuente, Brent Briscoe; D: Renny Harlin; W: Sylvester Stallone; C: Mauro Fiore; M: BT (Brian Transeau).