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Chicago Cab (1997)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  2 October 1998 (USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cab Driver
Tim Gamble ...
Religious Father
Olivia Trevino ...
4-Year Old Girl
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Religious Mother (as Moira Harris)
Rana Khan ...
Pakistani
Darryl Theirse ...
X-Hat
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Al
Shanesia Davis-Williams ...
Lawyer
Laura Kellogg Sandberg ...
Bug-Eyed Woman
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Father-to-Be (as Phillip Van Lear)
Ora Jones ...
Pregnant Woman
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Crack Head
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Stoner Girl
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Homer
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Sports Fan
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There is more to this story than this review lets on. It reflects all different facets of society over one drivers shift. He starts out it seems as a cold, ignorant man. But his character develops as the different people of Chicago come & go. His character shows through when he tells a woman the truth about one of the huys he has in his cab. One highlight of this is the amount of cameos by well known faces who seem to be doing this film for the craic. The cab driver reacts well to the madness surrounding him & you can almost share his tiredness at the end of the shift. Crackheads, stoners, posh randy lawyers, irate Pakistanis and the high & lows of the working day are dealt with in this low budget film. Written by Michael A Hunter <thewaas@yahoo.co.uk>

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Do you dare pay the fare?

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive strong language, and for sexual content | See all certifications »
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2 October 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hellcab  »

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Opening Weekend:

$4,485 (USA) (2 October 1998)

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$4,485 (USA) (2 October 1998)
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Trivia

The original play, "Hellcab", opened in Chicago in 1992. See more »

Quotes

Cab Driver: Why does everything have to be so fucked up?!
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Swami's Last Command
Performed by Fu Manchu
Lyrics by Scott Hill
Music by Fu Manchu
Published by Strolling Astronomer Music
Courtesy of Mammoth Records
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A good, if mismarketed film.
14 September 1999 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Don't let the box art or bad title change fool you (the movie was originally called "Chicago Cab"). This is not a B-horror movie, but an interesting and well done film about a day in the life of a cab driver. He spends the day going through a long shift and picking up all sorts of eccentric passengers. Although we don't really get to know much about the cab driver, the viewer nevertheless feels some sort of attachment to him. The last twenty minutes of the film (which starts with Julianne Moore's character and continues right to the end of the film) is alone worth the rental.

I recommend this movie for those who are looking for something a little different from the norm. I'm still mad though about how this film has been mismarketed.


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