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 ...
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Stopping briefly in a small Texas town, an itinerant race car driver finds that his stock car, on a trailer behind his motor home, has just been quickly and expertly stripped. He chases ... See full summary »
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
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The 4 erroneous assumptions made in the making of D.C. Cab:
Casting out of comedy clubs garuantees that said comedians will be funny
on-screen as they trample through even the blandest of scripted "comedy".
Audiences won't mind that Mr T, despite being on the poster, video boxes
and all other advertising related to film is actually a small cog in the comedy wheel.
Devoting a large narrative strand to
where-are-they-now?/who-were-they-then? regular Irene Cara will ensure timeless appeal to Irene Cara fans for years to come.
Idealistic Adam Baldwin is not made of cardboard.
These failings aside, the movie offers a few ace Busey moments (You ever done drugs/I don't remember.).
In short, it's an ensemble comedy, in the same Hollywood line that gave the world Revenge of the Nerds, the Police Academy movies, and Summer School. This movie sits somewhere below these. The cast is a little overcrowded, with too much of the "plot" devoted the weakest parts of the ensemble.
Just out curiosity: How hard is it to write a movie around Mr T or Gary Busey? It seems that too often T is forever looped into heavy-with-a-heart-of-gold roles, while Busey just gets 2nd bananas, villains and maniacs.
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