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D.C. Cab (1983)

The tale of a hapless group of cabbies and a rundown cab company owned by Harold. Albert comes to town with a dream of starting his own cab company but needs to motivate Harold's employees ... See full summary »

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Harold
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Albert Hockenberry
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Charlie Barnett ...
Tyrone
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Dell
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Miss Floyd
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Ophelia
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Baba
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Bongo (as DeWayne Jessie)
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Xavier
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Mr. Rhythm
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Buddy (as Peter Barbarian)
David Paul ...
Buzzy (as David Barbarian)
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Herself
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Maudie

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The tale of a hapless group of cabbies and a rundown cab company owned by Harold. Albert comes to town with a dream of starting his own cab company but needs to motivate Harold's employees to want to make something out of themselves. It is only when Albert is kidnapped that the cabbies must decide whether or not they are loyal to Albert and his cause. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Comedy | Action

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The film's co-writer/director Joel Schumacher had previously written the movie Car Wash (1976) which was another car comedy made in a similar vogue. See more »

Goofs

When Merna is using the flame thrower you can see the stunt man using the flame thrower and not her. See more »

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Tyrone: [to Irene Cara] I always keep a picture of you in my cab.
[pulls down picture of a naked woman]
Tyrone: Wrong cab!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits, The Angel Of Death gets into Tyrone's cab. He says, "I am the Angel of Death, take me to Hell", to which Tyrone responds, "Got any Luggage?" See more »

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Referenced in Fright Show (1985) See more »

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Deadline U.S.A.
Performed by Shalamar
Written by Allee Willis, Danny Sembello, Dennis Matkosky
Courtesy of Solar Records
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love this one

It's pretty old, but there are no opinions on this movie, so I thought I would write one.

I remember seeing this at the theater. Of course, I was in college when it came out and my life was quite different than now, but I still love this movie.

The plot line is that Albert's dad has died and he is coming to visit one of his dad's Vietnam War friends, Harold. Harold owns D. C. Cab company, the worst cab company in D. C. The cabbies are rude, schemers who don't care about being cabbies (who would? :)). Albert tries to bring them all together to no avail. When a kidnapping takes place, the cabbies not only rally around each other, but gain pride in the company. Probably sounds boring, but I think it is hilarious.

The acting in this movie is cheesy, but if you take it for what it is, a b-grade comedy, I think you will like it. This movie is along the Adam Sandler-line movies. Some people love movies like that (I do as the norm) and some don't. If you think Adam is silly, skip this one.

Another thing I like about this movie is it has a lot of quotable, funny lines - like when Tyrone (one of the cabbies) is talking to Albert and says "My father was so crazy, he thought he was Jesus. So they sent him to the nut house. When he got out, he didn't think he was Jesus anymore, he thought he was God. That made me Jesus."

I love Adam Baldwin in this movie. He plays a hokey, naive guy, but he does it well. Mr. T. plays...well, Mr. T. but he comes off as likable as well. Max Gail turns in a good performance and even Bill Maher is in this (his first performance in a movie)!

The movie is predictable - good wins out over evil, people get over their differences, but darn it, I kinda miss that in movies today! Movies are so politically correct now and show both sides and often, evil wins out. This is like a romance novel - not great reading, but you enjoy it anyhow.

I marked this not suitable for children for two reasons - language (hey, they are cabbies!) and some nudity that is a little too much for kids. It is a brief part of the movie (they are in a nudie bar), but pretty explicit.

Oh, I should also mention that this was kinda hard for me to find in VHS. I had to purchase it off eBay.


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