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Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Hockenberry
Charlie Barnett ...
Miss Floyd
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 <>

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When these guys hit the streets, guess what hits the fan. See more »


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Release Date:

16 December 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Capitol Cab  »

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Did You Know?


During principal photography in Washington D.C., Mr. T spent some of his free time off-the-set visiting correctional facilities and childrens' hospitals. 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 »


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 »


Spoofs Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


Squeeze Play
Performed by Karen Ichiuji-Ramone (as Karen Kamon)
Written by Andy Goldmark, Phil Gladston
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Fun '80s Comedy
20 May 2006 | by (Manitoba, Canada) – See all my reviews

They just don't make 'em like D.C. CAB anymore. Many filmgoers will see that as a good thing, but this blatantly '80s ensemble comedy is surprisingly entertaining. The lesser of the Baldwin brothers, Adam, stars as an ambitious young southerner who journeys to the Capital in hopes of breaking into the cab business. He's greeted by a memorable cast of zanies, including future notables such as Mr. T, Gary Busey and Bill Maher. It's not exactly Oscar calibre stuff, but the plot takes interesting twists and turns as the film plows along at a brisk pace. True, some of the humor is crude, yet the movie has an undeniable, cheesy charm. Directed by Joel Schumaker, D.C. CAB is lots of fun, but not necessarily lots of funny.

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