IMDb > "Taxi" (1978)
"Taxi"
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany creditsepisode listepisodes castepisode ratings... by rating... by votes
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsmessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summaryplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

"Taxi" (1978) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1978-1983

Photos (See all 23 | slideshow) Videos (see all 75)
Taxi: Season 5: Episode 24 -- Latka worries that Simka’s wacky behavior might cost her the right to remain permanently in America.
Taxi: Season 5: Episode 22 -- The cabbies come to the rescue when Jim tries to convince his family that he didn’t squander his inheritance by buying a run-down restaurant.
Taxi: Season 5: Episode 21 -- On the eve of the biggest fight of his career, Tony loses interest in boxing when his girlfriend announce she may be expecting his baby.
Taxi: Season 5: Episode 20 -- To what lengths will boyfriend Arnie go to win over Elaine’s kids? Elaine is in for a quite a surprise when she invites him over to meet her children.
Taxi: Season 5: Episode 19 -- Louie is worried his blind girlfriend will no longer love him if an operation to restore her sight is successful.

Overview

User Rating:
7.8/10   5,663 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
No change in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Writers:
James L. Brooks (created by)
Stan Daniels (created by)
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for Taxi on IMDbPro.
Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
12 September 1978 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things. Full summary »
Awards:
Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 22 wins & 55 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(416 articles)
Netflix Picks Up Tina Fey's Next Comedy
 (From PEOPLE.com. 21 November 2014, 4:35 PM, PST)

Will NBC proceed with its new Bill Cosby family comedy?
 (From Hitfix. 17 November 2014, 9:44 AM, PST)

James L. Brooks Slams Hollywood Film Awards
 (From Variety - TV News. 14 November 2014, 6:45 PM, PST)

User Reviews:
One Of The Best See more (33 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 47)

Judd Hirsch ... Alex Reiger (114 episodes, 1978-1983)

Danny DeVito ... Louie De Palma (114 episodes, 1978-1983)

Marilu Henner ... Elaine O'Connor-Nardo (114 episodes, 1978-1983)

Tony Danza ... Tony Banta (114 episodes, 1978-1983)

Andy Kaufman ... Latka Gravas / ... (114 episodes, 1978-1983)
J. Alan Thomas ... Jeff Bennett (99 episodes, 1978-1983)

Christopher Lloyd ... Reverend Jim Ignatowski (84 episodes, 1978-1983)

Jeff Conaway ... Bobby Wheeler (69 episodes, 1978-1982)
(more)

Series Directed by
James Burrows (75 episodes, 1978-1982)
Noam Pitlik (11 episodes, 1981-1983)
Michael Zinberg (6 episodes, 1982-1983)
Richard Sakai (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
Michael Lessac (3 episodes, 1981-1982)
Danny DeVito (3 episodes, 1982-1983)
Howard Storm (2 episodes, 1981)
Stan Daniels (2 episodes, 1982)
Harvey Miller (2 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Writing credits
James L. Brooks (114 episodes, 1978-1983)
Stan Daniels (114 episodes, 1978-1983)
David Davis (114 episodes, 1978-1983)
Ed. Weinberger (114 episodes, 1978-1983)
Ken Estin (20 episodes, 1979-1983)
Glen Charles (17 episodes, 1978-1982)
Les Charles (17 episodes, 1978-1982)
Barry Kemp (14 episodes, 1978-1981)
Sam Simon (13 episodes, 1981-1983)
David Lloyd (12 episodes, 1979-1983)
Howard Gewirtz (10 episodes, 1979-1982)
Ian Praiser (10 episodes, 1979-1982)
Earl Pomerantz (9 episodes, 1978-1981)
Katherine Green (4 episodes, 1981-1983)
Barton Dean (3 episodes, 1978-1983)
Michael Leeson (3 episodes, 1978-1980)
Holly Holmberg Brooks (3 episodes, 1981-1983)
Danny Kallis (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Dennis Danzinger (2 episodes, 1981)
Ellen Sandler (2 episodes, 1981)

Series Produced by
James L. Brooks .... executive producer (112 episodes, 1978-1983)
Stan Daniels .... executive producer (112 episodes, 1978-1983)
Ed. Weinberger .... executive producer (112 episodes, 1978-1983)
Richard Sakai .... associate producer / producer / ... (87 episodes, 1979-1983)
Glen Charles .... producer (67 episodes, 1978-1981)
Les Charles .... producer (67 episodes, 1978-1981)
Ken Estin .... producer (43 episodes, 1981-1983)
Cary Matsumura .... associate producer (24 episodes, 1982-1983)
Sam Simon .... producer (24 episodes, 1982-1983)
David Davis .... executive producer (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Budd Cherry .... associate producer (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Greg Nierman .... associate producer (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
Howard Gewirtz .... producer (19 episodes, 1981-1982)
Ian Praiser .... producer (19 episodes, 1981-1982)

Robin Green .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Bob James (106 episodes, 1978-1983)
 
Series Cinematography by
Kenneth Peach (59 episodes, 1980-1983)
Edward E. Nugent (45 episodes, 1978-1980)
Kenneth Peach Jr. (4 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Film Editing by
M. Pam Blumenthal (106 episodes, 1978-1983)
Jack Michon (14 episodes, 1980-1981)
Steve Shultz (14 episodes, 1982-1983)
Andrew Chulack (12 episodes, 1981)
Roger Tweten (11 episodes, 1982-1983)
Bernard Balmuth (9 episodes, 1982)
Douglas Hines (7 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Casting by
Susan Arnold (24 episodes, 1979-1980)
Vicki Rosenberg (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Rhonda Young (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Joan Sittenfield (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jennifer Jackson Part (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
 
Series Art Direction by
Ed LaPorta (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Tom H. John (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Kenneth A. Reid (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Tommy Goetz (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
Lynn Griffin (14 episodes, 1979-1980)
Mary Dodson (10 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Charles E. Tycer (38 episodes, 1981-1983)
Fred S. Winston (32 episodes, 1979-1982)
Joseph A. Armetta (20 episodes, 1978-1979)
Sharon Thomas (10 episodes, 1980-1981)
Steven Potter (6 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Costume Design by
Ralph T. Schlain (1 episode, 1979)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jerry Cash .... makeup artist (58 episodes, 1978-1981)
Charlotte Harvey .... hair stylist (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Charlene Roberson .... makeup artist (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Larry Abbott .... makeup artist (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
Ray Sebastian .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Production Management
Gregg Peters .... unit production manager (86 episodes, 1978-1982)
Ronald E. Frazier .... executive in charge of production (59 episodes, 1979-1982)
Michael Stanislavsky .... unit production manager (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Stanislavsky .... first assistant director / second assistant director (71 episodes, 1978-1983)
Carlo U. Quinterio .... second assistant director (43 episodes, 1979-1981)
Stewart Lyons .... first assistant director / second assistant director (30 episodes, 1978-1980)
Susan Norton .... second assistant director (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Gregg Peters .... assistant director (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Lorraine Raglin .... second assistant director (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
Richard Evans .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Art Department
Bob Fox .... stand-by painter (45 episodes, 1978-1980)
Margaret Mazzola .... leadman (24 episodes, 1981-1982)
 
Series Sound Department
James R. Wright .... production sound mixer (112 episodes, 1978-1983)
Bill Henderson .... sound re-recording engineer (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
 
Series Stunts
Lee Pulford .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1978)
Bobby Bass .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1982)
Tony Danza .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1982)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Val O'Malley .... camera operator (114 episodes, 1978-1983)
 
Series Casting Department
Joel Thurm .... original casting (107 episodes, 1978-1983)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ralph T. Schlain .... costumer / wardrobe (84 episodes, 1978-1982)
Sharon Day .... costumer: Marilu Henner (22 episodes, 1979-1980)
Annette Gagnon .... costumer (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Rudy Garcia .... wardrobe: men (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Dolores Murray .... costumer: women (8 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Music Department
Bob James .... composer: song "Angela" / music by (2 episodes, 1978-1982)
 
Series Other crew
James L. Brooks .... executive consultant / executive creative consultant (108 episodes, 1978-1983)
Gil Clasen .... technical coordinator (107 episodes, 1978-1983)
David Davis .... title visualization / executive consultant (86 episodes, 1979-1983)
David Lloyd .... executive script consultant / executive story editor (71 episodes, 1979-1983)
Donna Wheeler .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (66 episodes, 1978-1981)
Robin Chambers .... talent coordinator / assistant: Mr. Daniels (65 episodes, 1978-1981)
Rosemary Dorsey .... script supervisor (63 episodes, 1978-1983)
Barbara Duncan .... assistant: Mr. Daniels / talent coordinator (63 episodes, 1980-1983)
Mark Harrah .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (63 episodes, 1980-1983)
Judi Brown .... script supervisor (45 episodes, 1979-1981)
Ken Estin .... program consultant / story editor (45 episodes, 1979-1981)
Sandra Lovelace .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (44 episodes, 1980-1983)
Barry Kemp .... executive script consultant (42 episodes, 1979-1981)
Cathy Clark .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (40 episodes, 1979-1982)
Elizabeth Hill .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (32 episodes, 1979-1981)
Ronald E. Frazier .... production executive (24 episodes, 1978-1979)
Dixie Reinhardt .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (24 episodes, 1979-1980)
H. Adele Woodson .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (24 episodes, 1979-1980)
Kimberly Allen .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Sharon Feldstein .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Katherine Green .... story editor / executive story editor (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Sue Herring .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Patricia S. Marino .... assistant: Mr. Daniels / assistant: Cary Matsumura (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Richard Sakai .... assistant: Mr. Cherry / assistant: Mr. Daniels (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Catherine Tessier .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Tommy Goetz .... consultant (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jay Kleckner .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Greg Nierman .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (20 episodes, 1980-1981)
Nat Bernstein .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
Glen Charles .... executive consultant (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
Les Charles .... executive consultant (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
Leslie Maier .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
Lynne Nessel .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
Sam Simon .... executive story editor (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
Matthew Carlson .... assistant: Mr. Daniels / assistant: Mr Daniels (19 episodes, 1979-1980)
Larry Foster .... assistant: Mr. Cherry / assistant: Mr. Daniels (18 episodes, 1978-1979)
Lea Goldbaum .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (18 episodes, 1978-1979)
Andrea Davis .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (17 episodes, 1978-1979)
Howard Gewirtz .... story editor (17 episodes, 1979-1980)
Charlotte Gray .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (17 episodes, 1982-1983)
Michael Griffith .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (16 episodes, 1982-1983)
Ian Praiser .... story editor (15 episodes, 1979-1980)
Shawn Goodman .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (15 episodes, 1982-1983)
James Wright .... production executive (15 episodes, 1982-1983)
Harvey Miller .... executive consultant (12 episodes, 1982-1983)
Robin James .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (7 episodes, 1980-1981)
Cary Matsumura .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (7 episodes, 1981)
Robin Green .... executive assistant: Richard Sakai / assistant: Mr. Daniels (7 episodes, 1982)
Chris Painter .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (7 episodes, 1982)
Tina Levine .... assistant: Mr. Daniels (6 episodes, 1982)

Edward Neumeier .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
30 min (115 episodes)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Sound Mix:
Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In an episode during the first season, Danny DeVito's character plays violin in one scene. A photo taken during rehearsals of that episode ran in a tabloid magazine along with a story describing how De Vito is "giving up" acting to play violin. De Vito's relatives called him out of concern believing the story was true.See more »
Quotes:
[while filling out an application]
Bobby Wheeler:Mental illness or narcotic addiction?
"Reverend Jim" Ignatowski:Now that's a tough choice...
See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
27 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
One Of The Best, 16 May 2004
Author: Bolesroor from New York, NY USA

Taxi was, during it's five-year run, the most funny, engaging, memorable, and heartbreaking show on television. The show helped to redefine situation comedies and created a handful of classic characters.

The show revolves around the drivers at the Sunshine Cab company: Alex Rieger (Judd Hirsch) was the good-hearted mensch who finds himself solving everyone else's problems. Bobby Wheeler (Jeff Conaway) is an aspiring actor and ladies man. Tony Banta (Tony Danza) is a struggling boxer who can never seem to win a fight. Elaine Nardo (Marilu Henner) is a single mother of two with dreams of opening her own art gallery. Reverend Jim Ignatowski (Christopher Lloyd) is an absolute space cadet, and Louie DePalma (Danny DeVito) is surely the nastiest, angriest, most miserable boss in history. Thanks to DeVito's charm, he is still somehow lovable.

Besides the great acting in "Taxi," there was the writing- always funny and often bittersweet without ever being maudlin or melodramatic. There are episodes that can make you laugh so hard you cry, and vice versa. Thanks to the genius of director James Burrows Taxi stands as one of television's best shows. And who can forget the haunting theme by Bob James?

If you get a chance to see "Taxi," take it... here's hoping it gets a DVD release in the near future.

Grade: A+

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (33 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for "Taxi" (1978)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
why no spinoffs? admirdemondo
What is your favorite Taxi episode and why? mattymatt30
Summer Nights ReneTorre
Best Season mcfly2004
favorite scenes/moments tapdanze
Am I the only one that thinks Season 5 is underrated hiphophead1111
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Mr. & Mrs. Smith The Devil Wears Prada The Hudsucker Proxy Eyes Wide Shut There Goes My Girl
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Episode guide Full cast and crew Company credits
External reviews News articles IMDb TV section
IMDb Comedy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.

You may add a new episode for this TV series by clicking the 'add episode' button