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D.C. Cab (1983)

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

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
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Ophelia
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Baba
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Bongo (as DeWayne Jessie)
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Xavier
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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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Pity the fool who messes with Mr. T. See more »

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Comedy | Action

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R | See all certifications »

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16 December 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Capitol Cab  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,564,530 (USA) (18 December 1983)

Gross:

$16,134,627 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jim Carrey auditioned for the film. Director Joel Schumacher turned him down because he felt Carrey was too talented to be in an ensemble. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dell: If I wanted responsibility I woulda been a damn sex surrogate!
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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 »

Connections

Features The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Knock Me On My Feet
Performed by Champaign
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Pete Bellotte
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Fun '80s Comedy
20 May 2006 | by (Central 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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