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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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Release Date:

16 December 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Capitol Cab  »

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Did You Know?


One of two early 1980s movies where Mr. T had a prominent role in a motion picture in both the film and its marketing. The other was Rocky III (1982). See more »


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 »


Dell: Bruce Lee ain't dead you know. They got him krytonized down in Chatsworth, he's jammed in a silo and he's frozen hard as a carp . And they're gonna melt him down as soon as the economy gets better.
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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 »


References Mission: Impossible (1966) See more »


Single Heart
Performed by DeBarge
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Pete Bellotte
Courtesy of Motown Records
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A Real Winner
29 June 2001 | by (In my chair) – See all my reviews

I dare to say that this piece of art, DC Cab, is the greatest motion picture to have ever graced the silver screen. I really don't know where to begin. Mr. T is at his best, Busey is, well, Busey, and Adam Baldwin's performance makes the Baldwin Brothers wish he was related to them. This film grabs you right from the start and never lets go. It has plot twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Dazzling dialouge combine with breathtaking cinematography to create something that is truly special and unique. You gotta go on THE RUUUUUUUUN! Just remember kids,I don't work on January 8th, cuz that's Elvis' birthday. I'm still waiting for Gary Busey to receive a lifetime achievement award. Maybe next year.

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