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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 27 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A story about a lonely man See more (802 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)

Don Stroud ... Policeman (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 | Argentina:16 (re-release 2014) | 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 | Chile:14 (re-release 2014) | 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:
Jane Seymour auditioned for the role of Betsy. Both Glenn Close and Susan Sarandon also auditioned for the role but turned it down.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Travis burns the flowers in the sink. Soon after, when he puts money in an envelope, the flowers are on the floor behind him.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 Making of 'Cannery Row' (1982) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Pilgrim, Chapter 33See more »

FAQ

Why does the colouring look weird at the end of the film? The blood looks like tabasco sauce. Was the film damaged?
What is 'Taxi Driver' about?
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250 out of 324 people found the following review useful.
A story about a lonely man, 16 May 2004
Author: David Antonio from Spain

Taxi Driver is one of the best films ever made. This is one of those films that you do not get tired of seeing and every time you watch it you realize a little detail that you have not seen before. Excellent actors, a good director, an impressive soundtrack and a real story are the main appeals of this film.

This film is about loneliness, about the isolation of a man in a society full of scum. His objective is to finish with the scum of the streets. The story uses a taxi driver as a metaphor of loneliness and it has some kind of irony because we can see that a city which is full of people can be the most lonely place for a man. The long nights in the city, the night environment full of whores, junkies, pimps and thieves are the main elements of the world in which Travis Bickle lives. Travis is an misunderstood guy who is seeking desperately for some kind of company because as he says 'loneliness has followed me all my life, everywhere' but at the same time he seems not to do anything to avoid his situation and it is seen when he goes with Betsy (Cybill Shepherd) to a porn cinema. At the end of the film the character makes real his most violent fantasies, with a look of certain soldiers from Vietnam, and he behaves like this because of his loneliness, his alienation and because he does not find any sense to his life. The violent behaviour becomes Travis into a hero, although he had killed many people and he could do it again. Although he acts with an extreme violence the spectator understand him and the reasons why he acts that way. The soundtrack of the film, which is composed by Bernard Herrmann, inspires some kind of loneliness and sometimes it is absolutely terrifying like in a horror film. This music and the slow camera showing the streets help to introduce the spectator into the world of Travis, to know what he is thinking about.

In general I cannot say any negative aspect of this film because I have not found anything bad. Although it is a film of the 70s it is not an old-fashioned movie because the essence of the story, the reality that is shown on it, can be perfectly referred to the current society. This film has the privilege of having made famous the sentence ‘You talking' to me? You talking' to me?' which will remain in the history of cinema. This is an authentic masterpiece.

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