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The Purple Taxi (1977)
"Un taxi mauve" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  December 1980 (USA)
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With its mauve taxi, the old philosopher Dr. Seamus Scully runs around the small green roads of the south of Ireland, becoming confident of his patients, while trying to help them find their way.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sharon Frederick
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Philippe Marcal
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Taubelman
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Dr. Seamus Scully
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Jerry Keen
Agostina Belli ...
Anne Taubelman
Jack Watson ...
Sean
Mairin D. O'Sullivan ...
Colleen
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Little Person
Niall Buggy ...
Little Person
May Cluskey ...
(as May Clusky)
Loan Do Huu ...
Madame Li
Brendon Doyle
Michael Duffy
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With its mauve taxi, the old philosopher Dr. Seamus Scully runs around the small green roads of the south of Ireland, becoming confident of his patients, while trying to help them find their way.

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The Purple Taxi  »

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The Foggy Dew
Irish Folk Song
Performed by 'Blanchardstown Brass Band'
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A lost masterpiece
26 July 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I have seen this remarkable film only once, at a film festival in Edmonton Canada in 1978 or 1979 -- and most people haven't heard of it. In fact, until IMDB came along, I wasn't even able to persuade skeptical friends that this movie had ever been made. It's a mystery to me why this masterpiece has never been resurrected. The international cast features each and every player at their best. Set in the wild coast of western Ireland, the stories within the film are beautifully constructed and melded. It is an absolute treat to see Peter Ustinov, Charlotte Rampling, Fred Astaire, Philippe Noiret giving first-class performances all in the same film. Rampling is particularly good, and the scenes with Ustinov and Noiret crackle with finely-played lines. I've never heard of this on video or DVD and I don't even know if a decent print exists. If you ever come across it, you must see it -- this is a richly rewarding work.


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