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Chicago Cab (1997)

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 ... See full summary »

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Religious Father
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4-Year Old Girl
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Religious Mother (as Moira Harris)
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Pakistani
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X-Hat
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Shanesia Davis ...
Lawyer (as Shanesia Davis-Williams)
Laura Kellogg Sandberg ...
Bug-Eyed Woman
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Father-to-Be (as Phillip Van Lear)
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Stoner Girl
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Homer
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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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Rated R for pervasive strong language, and for sexual content | See all certifications »
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$4,485 (USA) (4 October 1998)

Gross:

$4,485 (USA) (4 October 1998)
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The original play, "Hellcab", opened in Chicago in 1992. See more »

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Cab Driver: Why does everything have to be so fucked up?!
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References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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Haloparidol
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The greatest movie to see alone, late at night, when it's Christmas-time
5 April 2003 | by (Hengelo, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie around Christmas 2002, it was about 02.00 am, I thought I'd make one more walk around the channels. Then I saw a guy in a cab on BBC, and the colors of the movie seemed okay -You know, when a movie is really dumb, or bad, it often has intense and bright colors-. I wasn't doing anything at the moment, so I left it on. Then I became more and more interested in it, and decided to turn of the computer and focus only on the movie. I think this is a movie that truly represents the spirit of Christmas, although I am still not sure what the hell that may be, I'm sure this is it. Paul Dillon, whom I did not know beforehand plays his character brilliantly. He's a quiet guy, who somehow got into the job of cabdriver. He has to work on Christmas-eve and he gets all these strange people in his cab who tell him about what happened to them lately, and that's it! Fantastic. From there you see him trying to say the right things, and that maybe is the most beautiful thing about this movie. The movie is really easy going, you can just sit, do nothing, just watch and let it pass by. Therefore, when watched alone, late at night, at Christmas-time, this is the perfect movie for the moment, and deserves 10 out of 10 points.


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