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Chicago Cab (1997)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  2 October 1998 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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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)

Gross:

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

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 Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Who You Are
Performed by Pearl Jam
Written by Stone Gossard (as S. Gossard) / Eddie Vedder (as E. Vedder) / Jack Irons (as J. Irons)
Published by Write Treatage Music / Innocent Bystander Music / Mr. Brootz Music
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Excellent. Simply excellent.
4 December 2003 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

I remember the night I watched Chicago Cab for the first time. It was a few years ago and it was around 3:00 A.M. As soon as I saw the cab park to pick up the coke head, I was hooked. This movie, in my opinion, can be seen any time of the year but the true effect is present on or around the Christmas season. In some odd way, you can relate this film to the holidays. Of course, the movie is set on the winter solstice which is near Christmas but it's more of a relation to the depression that people face near Christmas. In any event, this movie is a must see. Paul Dillon deserves a standing ovation from every individual that sees this movie. You can't really "connect" with the driver but, then again, you can. If you ever see Chicago Cab/Hell Cab on your cable guide screen, do not pass it by. Watch it.


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