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D.C. Cab (1983)

R  |   |  Comedy, Action  |  16 December 1983 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Marsha Warfield ...
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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The amount of the reward for finding the missing violin was $10,000. See more »

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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 »

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Dell: I don't work January the 8th, 'cause it's Elvis' birthday.
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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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Performed by Jimmy Cliff
Courtesy of Island Records
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A Must See!!!!!
23 April 2006 | by (Tennessee, United States) – See all my reviews

D.C. Cab is one of those films that make you forget where you are, who you are and what's going on. It embodies everything you want in an early 80s picture, Filth, Humor, Upbeat Music, Attitude and Mr. T! Joel Schumacher and Topper Carew's script is very quick, brash and downright hilarious. Having seen Alex Cox' 'Repo-Man' I was accustomed to the raw gritty nature of those films that you saw in that era. The film never has a dull moment and it's full of energy(pay attention to the scene where they try to rescue Albert from the kidnappers) and when Adam Baldwin proves he's not chicken dung by refusing to surrend cab fare to a hood. Loud and Confusing the lack of rationality and reason pays off in D.C. Cab. A lot of noteworthy and in your face performances by The Barbarian Brothers, Charles Barnett, Max Gail and Marsha Warfield to name a few. Diversity works and this film proves it as we see so many walks of life and personality. There are a lot of good one-liners in this movie and they still stand the test of time...most are produced by the mouth of Gary Busey(He had to be on coke during this, he was off the wall bananas!)

D.C. Cab is a definite must-keep for the DVD-Aficionado and for those who want to laugh, feel nostalgic or just want to get lost check this out. In my opinion D.C. Cab is severely underrated and deserves plenty of accolades. I still chastise myself for not knowing it existed until I caught a preview on VH1's "I love the 80s 3-D". Oddly enough, I wasn't optimistic when I began watching it but afterward I was entertained beyond expectation and I watched it again! Joel Schumacher should be proud of this movie as for the last 10 years most of his films turned out forgettable. A must see!

8/10


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