A cabdriver follows her spiritual quest during a New York City heat wave.

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Cynthia Pruitt ...
Cabdriver
William Rice ...
Preacher (as Bill Rice)
Irma St. Paule ...
Passenger
Doris Brent ...
Passenger
Nellie Zastawna ...
Passenger
Julie Kenyon ...
Little Girl
Arnold Baskin ...
Dispatcher
Ramon Saez ...
Magician
Arlene Abreu ...
Schoolgirl
Delroy James ...
Vagrant
Michael Cohen ...
Newshawk
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Ralph DeMathews ...
Father
Betsy Horn ...
Mother
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Storyline

Michael Keenan's film Rain takes us in from the main title to the payoff of its namesake. The heat and the throbbing music provide the indolent rhythm of the troubled life of Alex the cabdriver. The story is simple: New York as Hell. The noise, the sensory intrusions and the blistering heat don't stop those who can't leave from going about their business, forcing them into their own worlds sometimes to extreme degrees. Alex keeps moving, her taxi as metaphor, and waiting. Waiting is an active verb here. The sound effects, score, and chaotic images of New York captured by Robert LoScalzo come alive as the workings of Alex's interior anguish as well as the real exterior of the City. Written by Lisa Andreini

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taxi | new york city | heat wave | See All (3) »

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Drama

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$26,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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The University of Connecticut Women's Soccer Team appears uncredited in the cabdriver's reverie. The campus fire department provided rainfall for the sequence. Special Thanks appeared on screen for their efforts. See more »

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