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Taxi Driver -- A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as nighttime taxi driver in a city whose perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge to violently lash out, attempting to save a teenage prostitute in the process.

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Director:
Writer:
Paul Schrader (written by)
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Release Date:
8 February 1976 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
On every street in every city, there's a nobody who dreams of being a somebody. See more »
Plot:
A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 33 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Scorsese's dark masterpiece of urban alienation See more (798 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Diahnne Abbott ... Concession Girl (as Diahnne Abbot)
Frank Adu ... Angry Black Man

Victor Argo ... Melio (as Vic Argo)
Gino Ardito ... Policeman at Rally
Garth Avery ... Iris' Friend

Peter Boyle ... Wizard

Albert Brooks ... Tom
Harry Cohn ... Cabbie in Bellmore
Copper Cunningham ... Hooker in Cab

Robert De Niro ... Travis Bickle (as Robert DeNiro)

Brenda Dickson ... Soap Opera Woman
Harry Fischler ... Dispatcher

Jodie Foster ... Iris
Nat Grant ... Stick-Up Man
Leonard Harris ... Charles Palantine
Richard Higgs ... Tall Secret Service Man
Beau Kayser ... Soap Opera Man

Harvey Keitel ... Sport
Victor Magnotta ... Secret Service Photographer (as Vic Magnotta)
Bob Maroff ... Mafioso (as Robert Maroff)
Norman Matlock ... Charlie T
Bill Minkin ... Tom's Assistant
Murray Moston ... Iris' Timekeeper (as Murray Mosten)

Harry Northup ... Doughboy
Gene Palma ... Street Drummer
Harlan Cary Poe ... Campaign Worker (as Carey Poe)
Steven Prince ... Andy - Gun Salesman

Peter Savage ... The John

Martin Scorsese ... Passenger Watching Silhouette

Cybill Shepherd ... Betsy
Nicholas Shields ... Palantine's Aide (as Robert Shields)
Ralph S. Singleton ... T.V. Interviewer (as Ralph Singleton)
Joe Spinell ... Personnel Officer
Maria Turner ... Angry Hooker on Street
Robin Utt ... Campaign Worker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tommy Ardolino ... Boy on Sidewalk (uncredited)
Joseph Bergmann ... Movie House Patron (uncredited)
William Donovan ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Jean Elliott ... Clerk at Sam Goody Store (uncredited)
Annie Gagen ... Campaign Worker (uncredited)
Trent Gough ... Political Rally Attendee (uncredited)

Carson Grant ... Political rallier (uncredited)

Mary-Pat Green ... Campaign Aide (uncredited)

Robert John Keiber ... Political Rally Attendee (uncredited)

James Mapes ... CIA Agent (uncredited)

Debbi Morgan ... Girl at Columbus Circle (uncredited)
Billie Perkins ... Friend of Iris (uncredited)
Frank Verroca ... Campaign Worker (uncredited)

Directed by
Martin Scorsese 
 
Writing credits
Paul Schrader (written by)

Produced by
Phillip M. Goldfarb .... associate producer
Julia Phillips .... producer
Michael Phillips .... producer
 
Original Music by
Bernard Herrmann 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Chapman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tom Rolf 
Melvin Shapiro 
 
Casting by
Juliet Taylor 
 
Art Direction by
Charles Rosen 
 
Set Decoration by
Herbert F. Mulligan  (as Herbert Mulligan)
 
Costume Design by
Ruth Morley 
 
Makeup Department
Irving Buchman .... makeup artist
Mona Orr .... hairdresser
Dick Smith .... special makeup
 
Production Management
Phillip M. Goldfarb .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert P. Cohen .... dga trainee (as Robert Cohen)
William Eustace .... second assistant director
Peter R. Scoppa .... assistant director
Ralph S. Singleton .... second assistant director (as Ralph Singleton)
 
Art Department
Leslie Bloom .... property master (as Les Bloom)
David Goodnoff .... assistant property master (as Dave Goodnoff)
David Nichols .... visual consultant
Cosmo Sorice .... scenic artist
Carter Stevens .... additional photography (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer (as Dick Alexander)
Gordon Davidson .... sound effects editor
James Fritch .... sound effects editor (as Jim Fritch)
Sam Gemette .... sound effects editor
David M. Horton .... sound effects editor (as David Hourton)
Les Lazarowitz .... sound mixer
Roger Pietschmann .... sound recorder (as Roger Pietschman)
Vern Poore .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Rogow .... boom man
Tex Rudloff .... sound re-recording supervisor
Frank E. Warner .... supervising sound effects editor
Mel Zelniker .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Tony Parmelee .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alec Hirschfeld .... assistant cameraman (as Alec Hirshfeld)
Bill Johnson .... assistant cameraman
Richard Quinlan .... gaffer
Ed Quinn .... grip (as Edward Quinn)
Fred Schuler .... camera operator
Steve Shapiro .... special photography
Robert Ward .... key grip
William Ward .... best boy (as Billy Ward)
Josh Weiner .... still photographer
Ron Zarilla .... assistant cameraman
Michael Zingale .... camera: second unit
Sandy Brooke .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Paul Kimatian .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sylvia Fay .... atmosphere casting (as Sylvia Faye)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Al Craine .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Marcia Lucas .... supervising film editor
George Trirogoff .... assistant editor
Billy Weber .... assistant editor (as William Weber)
 
Music Department
Shinichi Yamazaki .... music editor
Dave Blume .... musical director (uncredited)
Jack Hayes .... conductor (uncredited)
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Bernard Herrmann .... musical director (uncredited)
Uan Rasey .... musician: trumpet soloist (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... music engineer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Raymond Hartwick .... transportation coordinator (as Ray Hartwick)
 
Other crew
Keith Addis .... assistant to producers
Marion Billings .... special publicity
Kay Chapin .... script supervisor
Pat Dodos .... secretary to the producers
Connie Foster .... double: Jodie Foster
Amy Holden Jones .... assistant to director (as Amy Jones)
Eugene Iemola .... production assistant
Howard Newman .... publicist
Dan Perri .... title designer
Noni Rock .... production office coordinator
Renate Rupp .... secretary to the producers
Chris Soldo .... production assistant
Gary Springer .... production assistant
Sandra Weintraub .... creative consultant
Dan Coplan .... location security (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Julia Cameron .... special thanks
Loretta Cubberley .... special thanks
Richard B. Goodwin .... special thanks (as Richard Goodwin)
Jack Hayes .... special thanks
Bernard Herrmann .... our gratitude and respect to: June 29, 1911 - December 24, 1975
Linda Kopcyk .... special thanks
Kris Kristofferson .... special thanks
Charlie McCarthy .... special thanks
Jerry Orange .... special thanks
Hank Phillippi .... special thanks
 
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Runtime:
113 min | Spain:110 min (cut version)
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby SR (re-release) | Stereo
Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) | Brazil:14 | Canada:18A (Canadian Home Video rating) | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:18 | Finland:K-16 (1987) | Finland:K-18 (1976) | France:16 (original rating) | France:12 (re-rating) | Germany:16 (re-rating) | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Israel:18 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R-15 | Japan:PG12 (2010) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Peru:18 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:M18 | South Africa:16LV | South Korea:18 (VHS/DVD rating) | South Korea:15 (theatrical rating) | Spain:18 | Spain:13 (re-rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) (cut) | UK:18 (video re-rating) (1993) (uncut) | UK:18 (video rating) (1986) (cut) | USA:R (Approved No. 24441) | West Germany:18 (original rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Martin Scorsese has said he offered the role of Travis Bickle to Dustin Hoffman. According to Hoffman, he turned the role down because he "thought [Scorsese] was crazy!" He has since regretted his decision.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In an earlier version, Iris's timekeeper discovers a weapon on Travis, disarms him, then returns it to him as he's leaving. The scene was edited out, but the gun is still in the timekeeper's hand when he looks at his watch.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
[a telephone rings loudly]
Personnel Officer:[to the dispatcher] Harry, answer that.
[to Travis]
Personnel Officer:So whaddya want to hack for, Bickle?
Travis Bickle:I can't sleep nights.
Personnel Officer:There's porno theaters for that.
Travis Bickle:Yeah, I know. I tried that.
Personnel Officer:So what do you do now?
Travis Bickle:Well, I ride around nights mostly... subways, buses... I figure, you know, if I'm gonna do that I might as well get paid for it.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Ghouls (2003)See more »
Soundtrack:
Late For The SkySee more »

FAQ

Why did Travis try to kill Senator Charles Palantine?
What is 'Taxi Driver' about?
What is the song that Betsy says reminds her of Travis?
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213 out of 280 people found the following review useful.
Scorsese's dark masterpiece of urban alienation, 2 November 1999
Author: TomC-5 from Jersey City, NJ

Despite what some might see as limited by technical flaws and/or as an overly simplistic plot, Taxi Driver deserves its critical reputation as a cinematic masterpiece. Some 23 years later, the existential plight of Travis Bickle, "God's lonely man," continues to pack a hard emotional punch. In fact, it's hard to know where to begin when praising the elements of this film - such elements as the dark location shots of a (now gone) seedy Times Square, the cinema verite settings of the cabbies and campaign workers, the magnificent Bernard Hermann score, Paul Schrader's fine script, the memorable performances of Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel, and Peter Boyle all must be mentioned. However, the brilliance of this film is primarily a result of the brilliance of De Niro and Scorsese, one of the greatest actor-director teams in movie history. This is an unforgettable film and rates a 10 out of 10, in my estimation.

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