D.C. Cab (1983)

R  |   |  Comedy, Action  |  16 December 1983 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Hockenberry
Charlie Barnett ...
Miss Floyd
Marsha Warfield ...
Bongo (as DeWayne Jessie)
Whitman Mayo ...
Mr. Rhythm
Peter Paul ...
Buddy (as Peter Barbarian)
David Paul ...
Buzzy (as David Barbarian)


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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Pity the fool who messes with Mr. T. See more »


Comedy | Action


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Release Date:

16 December 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Capitol Cab  »

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Did You Know?


Irene Cara:  As herself. Cara also sings one song in the film, "The Dream (Hold On To Your Dream)". The song was the highest ranking track from the movie' soundtrack peaking at the No. #37 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in February of 1984. See more »


When the Barbarian Brothers are bringing Mr. T and Harold (standing on a ladder) the second part of the new DC cab sign the next scene shows all the cabies cheering as the hang the sign, yet Harold and Mr. T are now on the ground and in different clothing. See more »


Samson: [after breaking the door down] Sorry, ma'am. Wrong house!
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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 »


References American Gigolo (1980) See more »


The Dream
Performed by Irene Cara
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Irene Cara / Pete Bellotte
Courtesy of Network Records
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One of My All-time Favorite Comedies
20 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Right off the bat, "D.C. Cab" from 1983 has always been one of my favorite comedies and movies in general. It has an AWESOME cast....the main star of the movie is Adam Baldwin, despite what the poster may say about Mr. T. (He has a big role, too, don't worry) It co-stars Max Gail, Charlie Barnett, Gary Busey, Paul Rodriguez, and Jill Schoelen.

The movie has no plot. It is just fun watching all of these hilarious comedians and actors have fun with their roles, and get into all the crazy tactics that they do. Gary Busey is awesome as Dell, who utters some of the best one-liners in movie history in this movie. Mr T is great in the movie, he has a pretty large role. Of course, they do squeeze in a motivational speech about pride and all of that given by Mr T, however, it's Mr T, so you gotta love it! The soundtrack consists of various soul, funk, disco, & pop songs of 1983 that fit along perfectly with the movies tone.

Irene Cara makes a cameo as herself in one short scene, as well as performing the theme song for the movie entitled, "The Dream."

This movie is packed with non-stop fun and laughs, no doubt if you like comedies or you laugh easily, you're going to love this one! It has always been one of my top favorites.


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