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Director:
Writer:
Jim Jarmusch (written by)
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Release Date:
12 December 1991 (Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Five Taxis. Five Cities. One Night.
Plot:
An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
each vignette good in a different way See more (88 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gena Rowlands ... Victoria Snelling

Winona Ryder ... Corky
Lisanne Falk ... Rock Manager
Alan Randolph Scott ... Rock Musician #1
Anthony Portillo ... Rock Musician #2

Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Helmut Grokenberger

Giancarlo Esposito ... YoYo

Rosie Perez ... Angela
Richard Boes ... Cab Driver #1

Isaach De Bankolé ... Driver - Paris

Béatrice Dalle ... Blind Woman
Pascal N'Zonzi ... Passenger #1 (as Pascal Nzonzi)
Emile Abossolo M'bo ... Passenger #2 (as Émile Abossolo-M'bo)
Stéphane Boucher ... Man in Accident (as Stephane Boucher)
Noel Kaufmann ... Man on Motorcycle

Roberto Benigni ... Driver - Rome
Paolo Bonacelli ... Priest
Gianni Schettino ... Transvestite #1
Antonio Ragusa ... Transvestite #2 (as Antonino Ragusa)
Nicola Facondo ... Lover
Camilla Begnoni ... Lover
Romolo Di Biasi ... Angry Driver
Donatella Servadio ... Dispatcher - Rome (voice)
Matti Pellonpää ... Mika
Kari Väänänen ... Man #1
Sakari Kuosmanen ... Man #2
Tomi Salmela ... Man #3
Eija Vilpas ... Dispatcher - Helsinki (voice)
Jaakko Talaskivi ... Factory Worker #1
Klaus Heydemann ... Factory Worker #2

Directed by
Jim Jarmusch 
 
Writing credits
Jim Jarmusch (written by)

Produced by
Masahiro Inbe .... co-executive producer
Jim Jarmusch .... producer
Demetra J. MacBride .... co-producer
Rudd Simmons .... line producer
Jim Stark .... executive producer
Noboru Takayama .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Tom Waits 
 
Cinematography by
Frederick Elmes (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jay Rabinowitz 
 
Set Decoration by
Johan le Tenoux 
 
Makeup Department
Jean-Charles Bachelier .... hair stylist: Paris
Gina Belafonte .... hair stylist: Los Angeles
Catherine Demesmeaker .... makeup artist: Paris
Kaija Ilomäki .... makeup artist: Helsinki segment
Christina Smith .... makeup artist: Los Angeles
Meredith Soupios .... hair stylist: New York
Meredith Soupios .... makeup artist: New York
Pietro Tenoglio .... makeup artist: Rome
 
Production Management
Kathie Hersch .... production manager: New York
Pierre-Yves Parrinet .... unit manager: Paris
Manuela Pineskj .... production manager: Rome (as Manuele Pineski-Berger)
Gilles Sacuto .... production manager: Paris
Susan Shapiro .... production manager: Los Angeles
William Watkins .... unit manager: New York (as William H. Watkins)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roni Ben-Nevat .... second assistant director: New York
Olivier Coutard .... second assistant director: Paris
Jeanne Marie De la Fontaine .... first assistant director: Paris
Terence J. Edwards .... first assistant director: Los Angeles
Stéphane Fontaine .... first assistant director: Paris
Nils Hoffet .... assistant director
Howard McMaster .... first assistant director: New York
Susan O'Leary .... second assistant director: Los Angeles
Pauli Pentti .... first assistant director: Helsinki
Todd Pfeiffer .... second assistant director: New York
Joseph Rochlitz .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Diana Burton .... props master: second unit, New York
Jeff Butcher .... props master: New York
Kari Laine .... set decorator: Helsinki
Johan le Tenoux .... set decorator: Los Angeles
Laurent Saimond .... set decorator: Paris
Giuseppe Strino .... property master: Rome
Christian Waelder .... set carpenter: Los Angeles
Neal W. Zoromski .... property master: Los Angeles (as Neal Zoromski)
 
Sound Department
Elisha Birnbaum .... foley artist
Felipe Borrero .... sound mixer: second unit, New York
Moe Chamberlain .... boom operator: Los Angeles (as Patrick 'Moe' Chamberlain)
Anthony J. Ciccolini III .... sound designer (as Anthony 'Chic' Ciccolini III)
Eugene Gearty .... sound effects editor
Thomas A. Gulino .... dialogue editor
Richard King .... foley editor (as Richard Q. King)
Drew Kunin .... location sound mixer
George A. Lara .... foley engineer
Richard Murphy .... boom operator: New York
Giampaolo Pippa .... boom operator: Rome
Rocky Quiroz .... boom operator: Los Angeles (as Raquel Quiroz)
Benno Schoberth .... assistant sound editor
Stuart Stanley .... dialogue editor
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert M. Andres .... key grip: second unit, New York (as Bob Andres)
Ray Blackburn .... best boy grip: New York
Stefan Bremer .... still photographer: Helsinki
Emanuele Chiari .... assistant camera
Catherine E. Coulson .... first assistant camera: Los Angeles (as Catherine Coulson)
Etienne Debaudringhien .... best boy electrician: New York (as Etienne De Baudringhien)
Stéphane Fontaine .... first assistant camera: Paris
Bob Gambardella .... gaffer: New York (as Robert Gambardella)
Wm. Terrell Hasker .... grip: Los Angeles (as Terrell Hasker)
Mark Higashino .... still photographer: Los Angeles
Moune Jamet .... still photographer: Paris
Michael Katz .... lighting gaffer
Dan Kneece .... Steadicam operator: Los Angeles (as Daniel Kneece)
Mitsuru Komori .... assistant still photographer: Los Angeles
Harri Laakso .... first assistant camera: Helsinki
Todd MacNicholl .... key grip: New York
Fabio Massimi .... grip: Rome
Mikko Mattila .... best boy grip: Helsinki
Dianne Miller .... best boy grip: Los Angeles
John Mitchell .... electrician: New York
Peter Morello .... second assistant camera: New York
Corrine Oréal .... second assistant camera: Paris
Ilkka Paloniemi .... electrician: Helsinki
Christine Parry .... still photographer: New York
René Pequignot .... key grip: Paris
Antonio Ponti .... assistant camera
Alberto Salandri .... electrician: Rome
Nicolas Sand .... gaffer: Paris
Michael Shore .... key grip
Sean Simeons .... still photographer: Rome
John Thomas .... gaffer: second unit, New York
Pia Tikka .... second assistant camera: Helsinki
Demmie Todd .... additional still photographer: New York
Salvatore Totino .... first assistant camera: New York
Riccardo Umetelli .... camera operator: Rome
Olli Varja .... gaffer: Helsinki
Lorna Wiley .... second assistant camera: Los Angeles
Jeff Zucker .... best boy electrician: Los Angeles
 
Casting Department
Susan Shopmaker .... extras casting: New York
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Magda Bava .... costume designer: Rome
Holly Davis .... wardrobe assistant: Los Angeles
Claire Fraisse .... costume designer: Paris
Barbara Gordon .... costume designer: Los Angeles
Tina Seppo .... costume designer: Helsinki
Alexandra Welker .... costume designer: New York
 
Editorial Department
Tim Brennan .... negative matcher
Joe Fineman .... post-production consultant
Tony Grocki .... assistant film editor
Susan Littenberg .... apprentice film editor
Kimmo Taavila .... assistant editor: Helsinki
John Dowdell .... hd colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Josef Brinckmann .... musician: accordian
Matthew Brubeck .... musician: cello
Ralph Carney .... musician: horns
Joe Gore .... musician: guitar
Mule Patterson .... musician: percussion
Jim Sotet .... musical advisor
Clark Suprynowitz .... musician: bass
Francis Thumm .... musician: keyboards
 
Transportation Department
Thomas H. Beattie .... driver: New York (as Thomas Beattie)
Leo Landa .... driver: camera car, Los Angeles
Harry J. Leavey .... driver: New York (as Harry Leavey)
James Leavey .... transportation captain: New York (as James F. Leavey)
Brian Maxwell .... driver: New York
 
Other crew
Haije Alanoja .... production secretary: Helsinki
Erkki Astala .... production secretary: Helsinki
Randall Balsmeyer .... title designer
Beth Bernstein .... assistant coordinator: Los Angeles
Maria T. Bierniak .... location assistant: New York (as Maria Bierniak)
Elisabeth Chochoy .... script supervisor: Paris
Mark Choi .... production assistant: Los Angeles (as Mark Hunshik Choi)
Randy Day .... key set production assistant: Los Angeles
Michele De Lorimier .... production assistant: New York (as Michele de Lorimier)
Simon Egleton .... production assistant: New York
Martine Etchegaray .... production secretary: Paris
Mark Frazier .... production assistant
Mark Frazier .... production assistant: New York
Nathan Gendzier .... location manager: second unit, New York
Sandra Grubb .... assistant coordinator: Los Angeles (as Sandy Grubb)
Varda Hardy .... script supervisor: Los Angeles
Eugene Hess .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Elizabeth Kaczmarzyk .... script supervisor: second unit, New York (as Elizabeth Kaczmarczyk)
Jody Katz .... travel arrangements: Hoffman Travel Service, Inc.
Daniel Kaufman .... production assistant (as Danny Kaufman)
Danny Kaufman .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Lisa Krueger .... script supervisor: New York
Didier Landureau .... production assistant: Paris
Erkki Lume .... location manager: Helsinki
Joe McDougall .... location manager: Los Angeles
Gary Francis Minor .... production assistant: New York
Suzanne Molière .... office production assistant
Susan O'Leary .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Giorgia Onofri .... script supervisor: Rome
Thomas Patrick Petrilla .... production assistant
Lucy Pollak .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Edward Pollard .... production assistant: New York
Leo Santos .... production assistant: New York
Cornelius Schultze-Kraft .... office production assistant
Danielle Sotet .... production auditor
Birgit Staudt .... production coordinator
Daniel Strol .... location manager: New York
Molly Van Vleck .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Susanna Virtanen .... production consultant
Yvonne Woods .... production assistant: New York
Mandana Yamin .... production assistant: Los Angeles
 
Thanks
Claire Denis .... acknowledgment: advice and inspiration
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, language, and some drug use
Runtime:
129 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The names of the Finnish taxi driver and his sleeping drunken passenger are Mika and Aki, after the Kaurismäki brothers. The Helsinki story is Jim Jarmusch's tribute to their filmmaking.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Winona Ryder's character opens the trunk through the missing rear window, but from the inside of the car it appears that the window is not missing.See more »
Quotes:
Mika:You called a taxi?
Man #1:No, we called a garbage truck. But you'll have to do the job.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Making Life Beautiful (1999) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Cycle-DelicSee more »

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25 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
each vignette good in a different way, 29 April 1999
Author: KFL from Bloomington, IN

I suppose people will typically talk about they loved the NY and Rome stories, but hated the Helsinki segment, or vice-versa, or whatever. This probably comes from thinking of the entire movie as belonging to a single genre--drama, comedy, satire. If you take each story by itself, though, with an open mind, you will find yourself being entertained (mostly) in five different ways. Although of course we will all have our favorites.

I wondered briefly why there wasn't a segment set in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan--to make it truly global. Of course it wouldn't be night at the same time on that side of the world. Jarmusch should have done it anyway.

Some think the movie is too long. But this is obviously a movie you don't need to watch in a single sitting; indeed, for the reason stated above, it's perhaps best watched a little at a time.

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