who is driving?

zeph’s pop culture quiz #39
Who is driving?
A vehicle is dashing through the night at about 70 miles per hour, but who is driving?
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UPDATE (28 August 2012):
Who is holding the device?
As nobody seems fit to place an educated guess, here’s another screencap. As you see, the number seven, as in 70 miles per hour, creeps up once more in the movie we’re looking for. The person holding the pictured device is the same one who is driving the vehicle through the night.

UPDATE and solution (04 September 2012):
Title card of 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines' (Mostow 2003)
John Connor (Nick Stahl) riding his motorcycle in 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines' (Mostow 2003)
It astounds me a bit that nobody came up with the solution for this one, especially in the face of the information I gave in the comments: It’s John Connor (Nick Stahl) driving his motorcycle through the night early on in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (Mostow 2003). The screencap with the bomb-countdown stopped at seven seconds I deliberately chose because it’s an obvious citation of the showdown-scene in Goldfinger (Hamilton 1964), when the countdown of the nuclear bomb Auric Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe) placed within Fort Knox, is stopped at the same time—not by Bond (Sean Connery). As it seems, in an episode of 24 the same citation appears.

HAMILTON, GUY. 1964. Goldfinger [motion picture]. Los Angeles: United Artists.
MOSTOW, JONATHAN. 2003. Terminator 3: Rise of the machines [motion picture]. Burbank, Los Angeles: Warner Bros., Columbia Pictures.
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  • Alexander Rabitsch Thursday, 30th August 2012 at 10:22

    hm … sevens … xD I can only think of James Bond ….

    • zephyrin_xirdal Thursday, 30th August 2012 at 11:31

      Come on, that would have been way too easy, wouldn’t it? All right, I confess that I deliberately led you on an erroneous path. The number seven has no significance whatsoever in the movie we are looking for. Although I think that the scene in the second screenshot indeed is a deliberate citation from a James-Bond movie. There will be points awarded for correctly guessing the cited Bond-movie and scene ;)

      • Alexander Rabitsch Friday, 31st August 2012 at 08:37

        That of course is in >>Goldfinger<< when Bond stopped the A-bomb exploding in Fort Knox ….

        • zephyrin_xirdal Friday, 31st August 2012 at 10:49

          This is correct—extra-points hereby awarded :) In fact the protagonist in the screencap also stops a bomb at 00:07, not an A-Bomb, though. But by detonatng his little bomb he wanted to prevent the detonation of, not one, but all nuclear weapons …

  • Alexander Rabitsch Thursday, 30th August 2012 at 16:11

    Sure … of course James Bonds fingers would be much more well-manicured than those ugly fingers above ;)

    • zephyrin_xirdal Thursday, 30th August 2012 at 16:29

      Cunningly observed—the state of the fingers depicted indeed has something to do with the kind of life the person in question led … definitely not along the lifestyle of a suave, cosmopolitic agent on Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

  • Alexander Rabitsch Thursday, 30th August 2012 at 19:37

    So … the guy above is a mechanic?

    • zephyrin_xirdal Thursday, 30th August 2012 at 19:44

      No, he isn’t. He for sure has some skills of a mechanic, and a lot of other strange skills, but he is no mechanic. In fact, by profession he is nothing at all. Nevertheless he will fulfill an extremely responsible position.

  • Gutterflower Friday, 31st August 2012 at 12:18

    Here I am, for the first time, hello everbody ;o) So, as I guess it is a child’s hand?

    • zephyrin_xirdal Friday, 31st August 2012 at 13:12

      No, sorry, in the movie we’re looking for the protagonist is not a child anymore. But we have seen him as a child before …

  • Gutterflower Friday, 31st August 2012 at 13:26

    Rabitsch! Help! You know that film with the boy in NORAD! He is there to decipher a code….

  • Gutterflower Friday, 31st August 2012 at 17:03

    I think I got it … Matthew Broderick???

    • zephyrin_xirdal Friday, 31st August 2012 at 17:19

      No, I’m sorry, but it’s not Matthew Broderick as David Lightman in ‘WarGames’ (Badham 1983). Nevertheless, just like in ‘WarGames’ the nuclear apocalypse and a sentient artificial intelligence are at the core of the plot of the movie we’re looking for, too.

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