O'Neal plays a get-away driver. Dern plays the relentless detective who sets out to trap him and Adjani plays the mysterious gambler who goes along for the thrill of the game. It is a tale of confrontation between two men of iron will. Each of the characters is the best at what they do; each is committed to a lifestyle that thrives on competition. Driver is more than just another chase picture. It is a film where the chase is a way of life, winning is a means of survival and playing is the whole point of the exercise.