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Cast

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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
Whitman Mayo ...
Mr. Rhythm
Peter Paul ...
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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Capitol Cab  »

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Trivia

The amount of the reward for finding the missing violin was $10,000. See more »

Goofs

In ending credits the positions for DeWayne Jessie and Paul Rodriguez names are switched. Paul (Xavier) is sitting on the cab to the left of Bill Maher (Baba), DeWayne (Bongo Lennie) is one driving it. See more »

Quotes

Dell: [to Tyrone and Albert] Listen, let me tell you something. You're lucky those porkchops didn't shoot you and say you're crazed on PCP, 'cause that's what they always say about everybody they shoot. And I think they're lacing the bullets with PCP, that way they got an alibi for killing everybody. Now think about it.
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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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Features The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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Single Heart
Performed by DeBarge
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Pete Bellotte
Courtesy of Motown Records
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It ain't Shakespeare.
20 May 1999 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

An enjoyable film for 80s buffs and fans of the not-for-everybody 80s screwball comedy. Often juvenile, often exploitative, never meant to be taken seriously, an uneven performance from its lead (particularly an inconsistent accent) and occasional sloppy sentimentality drag the movie down. There are some great turns from bit players, including a young Charlie Barnett and an old Whitman Mayo. Max Gail is solid and Marsha Warfield is thin! The film features some classic lines in addition to allegedly funny lines that will make you cringe. Mostly, the movie is a harmless goof with a touch of idiotic 80s energy. 6.5 out of 10


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