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Randy Quaid as the taxi driver drives Zen parables (Is time money - Is time the root of all evil?) into his passenger/protegee in a high-speed, idiosyncratic tour of their city's ethnic coteries. All the boy wants is to dispose of his date's dead dog Jasper and get back to the babe who's so hot she mutters darkly about being a Pressure Cooker: his conventional efforts are continually thwarted. Quaid is respected by the peculiar groups he interests in the dog's corpse and effects, and our one-gloved heroine is much keener on him than on her rather lackluster date. Written by
Tanaqui Weaver <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I saw this movie in the nineties when it came out. I was in my early twenties and I liked it instantly. Engaging and with a deceptively simple plot. Funny and dramatic.
The movie takes place over one night of hilarious adventure. The main character tries to dispose of his girlfriend's dead dog by burying it, but a deranged (?) taxi driver (Played to perfection by Randy Quaid) convinces him that there are other ways one can benefit from the body of a dead dog, so it starts.
I loved this movie and still do. It has funny dialogue and actions but has a lot of symbolic meanings that I personally connected with. The relationship between the hero and his girlfriend and the struggle we see the guy goes through (given his strong morals and sense of decency) either with his girlfriend or the taxi driver. The taxi driver represent several things in his life but I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it.
If you can find it. See it.
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