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 »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

When an ordinary woman is exposed to a unique mix of chemicals, she begins to uncontrollably physically shrink.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Lily Tomlin, Charles Grodin, Ned Beatty
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A timid college professor, conned into posing as a flamboyant pimp, finds himself enjoying his new occupation on the streets.

Director: Michael Pressman
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Howard Hesseman, Donna Dixon
Cousins (1989)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two couples go to a mutual friend's wedding and end up swapping partners.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Ted Danson, Isabella Rossellini, Sean Young
Six Pack (1982)
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

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 »

Director: Daniel Petrie
Stars: Kenny Rogers, Diane Lane, Erin Gray
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Charlie Barnett shows you how to succeed in college without trying.

Director: Laurie Frank
Stars: Charlie Barnett, Richard Belzer, Joyce Brothers
Loose Cannons (1990)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

An unconventional cop who doesn't take any bull, is paired up with an amazing detective to capture some powerful criminals but the cop soon realizes that his by the book partner has split personality disorder.

Director: Bob Clark
Stars: Gene Hackman, Dan Aykroyd, Dom DeLuise
Comedy | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A goofy Korean finds his life hopelessly complicated with people continually confusing him with Bruce Lee.

Director: Elliott Hong
Stars: Margaux Hemingway, Johnny Yune, Raf Mauro
Zapped! (1982)
Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A high school science nerd gains telekinetic powers after a laboratory accident and uses them for revenge upon bullies.

Director: Robert J. Rosenthal
Stars: Scott Baio, Willie Aames, Robert Mandan
Comedy | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Harkin Banks heads to skiing championships in California. A teen runaway tags along as he parties and competes with friends and foes.

Director: Peter Markle
Stars: David Naughton, Patrick Houser, Tracy Smith
My Tutor (1983)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A rich father hires a tutor for his son. The son is a horny teenager and the tutor is a gorgeous blonde. Complications ensue.

Director: George Bowers
Stars: Matt Lattanzi, Caren Kaye, Kevin McCarthy
Virginia Hill (TV Movie 1974)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The story of Virginia Hill, a former prostitute who was the girlfriend of '40s killer and gangster Bugsy Siegel.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Dyan Cannon, Harvey Keitel, Allen Garfield
Dying Young (1991)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood ... See full summary »

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Julia Roberts, Campbell Scott, Vincent D'Onofrio
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Harold
...
Albert Hockenberry
...
Charlie Barnett ...
Tyrone
...
Dell
...
Miss Floyd
...
Ophelia
...
Baba
...
Bongo (as DeWayne Jessie)
...
Xavier
Whitman Mayo ...
Mr. Rhythm
Peter Paul ...
Buddy (as Peter Barbarian)
David Paul ...
Buzzy (as David Barbarian)
...
Herself
...
Maudie
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

When these guys hit the streets, guess what hits the fan. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Action

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 December 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Capitol Cab  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film's co-writer/director Joel Schumacher had previously written the movie Car Wash (1976) which was another car comedy made in a similar vogue. 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: 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.
See more »

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

References Mission: Impossible (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Single Heart
Performed by DeBarge
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Pete Bellotte
Courtesy of Motown Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not one of the greatest comedies but not bad either
9 May 2006 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this as a kid I was sort of let down because Mr.T's name and image were all over the ads and what I got was an ensemble piece instead with Adam Baldwin as the lead. My reaction was "huh?".

Watching it again 20 years later and knowing not to get too worked up over Mr. T (c'mon, he had his own cereal for crying out loud) I felt completely different about this film. First of all, I had to put myself back in 1983. Many popular comedies of the day were mostly crude, sexist, racist, homophobic and would make a PC advocate shriek and hide under the bed. I bring this up because Joel Schumacher, an openly gay director, should've known better but since he co-wrote it with someone else I don't know which jokes were his so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. Porky's, Doctor Detroit and Car Wash are just some examples of this kind of humor. Back to the movie: As a kid I had no idea who they were but today it's kind of cool seeing a young Paul Rodriguez, Patricia Duff (yes, THAT Duff...Ron Perelman's very rich ex), Gary Busey, Marsha Warfield, Irene Cara and Bill Maher when he wasn't gray. Because of the ensemle nature of the movie some shine more than others. I don't even know why Maher is in this movie as he has very little to do. You may laugh at Mr. T's sermonizing (in a very funny but great zoom-out scene involving the Lincoln Memorial no less)but it's refreshing to him delivering the same "make something of yourself" message today. It fits with the theme of the movie. Still, this isn't for little kids because of the naked women and the nature of the humor. A few words on the very underrated Adam Baldwin. He was only 21 in 1983 yet he's the glue that holds this motley crew together. I liked his roles early in his career but I haven't seen him much after "Full Metal Jacket" which is a shame because he holds his own in that too. Working with Kubrick couldn't have been easy. Sure there are problems with this movie, for example a romance between Baldwin and a waitress that doesn't really go anywhere and a thin kidnapping plot but nevertheless, "DC Cab" is an entertaining, feel-good time capsule. A refreshing escape from the mean-spirited, recycled or self contgratulatory comedies Hollywood wants us to pay $10.50 for today. If you think Joel Schumacher's movies are garbage today as I do, check your prejudices at the door. This is way better than Batman & Robin. With "DC Cab", you'll have yourself a new guilty pleasure.


8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Funniest part of the movie hands down khaoesmith27
Favorite lines tpeebles
Soundtrack DiegoTF
Busey Beaux
Question For Those Familiar With D.C. A-L-B
i just saw DC Cab for the first time and Kuma_no_geppu
Discuss D.C. Cab (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?