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D.C. Cab (1983)

 -  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

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Harold
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Albert Hockenberry
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Samson
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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When these guys hit the streets, guess what hits the fan. See more »

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Comedy | Action

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16 December 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Capitol Cab  »

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Trivia

The names of the taxi companies were The Emerald Cab Co. and The D.C. Cab Co. Their main colors were green and yellow respectively. See more »

Goofs

When Merna is using the flame thrower you can see the stunt man using the flame thrower and not her. See more »

Quotes

Buddy: [looking at male strippers] Those guys are faggots!
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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 »

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

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Vietnam
Performed by Jimmy Cliff
Courtesy of Island 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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