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Taxi (1998)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 20 November 1998 (USA)
To work off his tarnished driving record, a hip taxi driver must chauffeur a loser police inspector on the trail of German bank robbers.

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Frédéric Diefenthal ...
Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec
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Manuela Gourary ...
Camille Coutant-Kerbalec
Emma Wiklund ...
Petra (as Emma Sjöberg)
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Georges Neri ...
Joe
Guy Quang ...
Pizza Joe Motorcyclist
Maurice Murcia ...
Pensioned Taxi Driver
Sabine Bail ...
Femme Préfecture
Dan Herzberg ...
Paulo
Sébastien Thiery ...
Eric Bérenger ...
Butcher (as Eric Berenger)
Philippe du Janerand ...
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In Marseilles (France), skilled pizza delivery boy Daniel who drives a scooter finally has his dreams come true. He gets a taxi license. Caught by the police for a huge speed infraction, he will help Emilien, a loser inspector who can't drive, on the track of German bank robbers, so he doesn't lose his license and his dream job. Written by Cyril Morcrette <cyril@ceci.mit.edu>

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Taksi  »

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Budget:

FRF 53,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$76,688 (USA) (13 November 1998)

Gross:

$138,497 (USA) (20 November 1998)
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Trivia

Just before filming was supposed to begin, director Gérard Pirès fell off a horse and needed to stay in hospital for a few weeks. During this time Gérard Krawczyk (who would later direct the sequels Taxi 2 (2000) and Taxi 3 (2003)) filled in on-set while Pirès watched the dailies at the end of each day to check on the progress of filming. See more »

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In the scene where Daniel is in bed with Lilly, both are apparently naked. Lilly jumps out of bed and starts putting on her clothes, and Daniel wraps himself in a sheet. For a second you can see that he is wearing dark colored boxers. See more »

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Daniel Morales: C'est parti!
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Not much plot, but gob-full of jokes. See it!
19 October 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This is a very Gallic film indeed, but as a fan of French cinema - and of the French in general - I have to say that I enjoyed this film very much indeed. The plot is, I admit, weak in places. That doesn't matter though - this film isn't about cerebral entertainment, it's about car chases and jokes, and humour is something the French do very well. The car chases are spectacular - and far better, for my money, than the car chases featured in Gone in 60 Seconds, The Matrix Reloaded or The Fast and the Furious. Hollywood could do a lot worse than look over the Atlantic to see how car movies are made. Unfortunately, it now seems that they have but I didn't mean that they should copy the French, they need original ideas, but they also need to imitate the French flair. The jokes come thick and fast, and had me howling with laughter - it takes a lot of humour for me to forgive an absence of plot - this film has it in spades. So there you have it. Ignore the American rip off. Watch the original. You won't regret it.


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