- 1 hr 56 min
Driven is a 2001 action drama film centering on a fictional Champ Car Racing Season. This action-packed film stars Sylvester Stallone, Kip Pardue and Burt Reynolds. The film tells the story of racing rookie Jimmy Bly's uphill attempt to win the Circuit Championship, while fighting through a love triangle that includes his top rival Beau Brandenburg.....and Brandenburg's off and on fiancée Sophia. Stallone stars as retired driver Joe Tanto, who is brought back halfway through the racing season to mentor Bly in his attempt at winning a championship. Tanto races as Bly's teammate while trying to teach him how to be an elite driver by drawing on his own experiences. Film icon Reynolds is cast as the team's wheelchair-bound owner Carl Henry, who is faced with the decision to bring back Tanto, along with shepherding Bly's career and navigating the off-track distractions of the vixenly Sophia. The film tracks the action-packed second half of the racing season where Bly and Brandenburg battle every week for first place in the season standings. Driven draws inspiration from many iconic moments in racing history, including the 1976 crash of F1 driver Nicki Lauda, who was saved by fellow drivers from a burning vehicle.