Up 1,922 this week

Cab to Canada (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  29 November 1998 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 284 users  
Reviews: 6 user

Fact-based story about a Pasadena cab driver who picks up what he believes is a routine fare, an elderly woman on her way to a funeral. However, the wealthy woman is soon is insisting that ... See full summary »



(story), (teleplay)
0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 461 titles
created 12 Oct 2011
list image
a list of 60 titles
created 08 Dec 2011
a list of 3148 titles
created 07 Jan 2012
a list of 200 titles
created 4 months ago
a list of 100 titles
created 1 week ago

Related Items

Search for "Cab to Canada" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Cab to Canada (TV Movie 1998)

Cab to Canada (TV Movie 1998) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Cab to Canada.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A Chicago cop must balance loyalty to his overbearing mother and a relationship with a shy funeral home worker.

Director: Chris Columbus
Stars: John Candy, Maureen O'Hara, Ally Sheedy
Black Thunder II (1998)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

When the top secret prototype of the Nova Stealth fighter has been stolen, the Pentagon launches big alarm; the plane shouldn't come into hostile hands. There is only one man who can get ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Jacobson
Stars: Marcus Aurelius, Catherine Bell, Michael Cavanaugh
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A 911 operator receives a ghostly call from a child murdered thirty years before and becomes obsessed with unraveling the crime. What she discovers shatters her.

Director: Mario Azzopardi
Stars: Catherine Bell, Mark Humphrey, Damir Andrei
Last Stand at Saber River (TV Movie 1997)
Action | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

As America recovers from the Civil War, one man tries to put the pieces of his life back together but finds himself fighting a new battle on the frontier. Cable is an embittered Confederate... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Tom Selleck, Suzy Amis, Rachel Duncan
Mother of the Bride (TV Movie 1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Margaret Becker Hix deals with an upcoming wedding of her daughter, another daughter's romance with a motorcycle enthusiast and a surprise appearance by her ex-husband.

Director: Charles Correll
Stars: Rue McClanahan, Kristy McNichol, Paul Dooley
The Time Shifters (TV Movie 1999)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A reporter, learning of time travelers visiting 20th century disasters, tries to change the history they know by averting upcoming disasters.

Director: Mario Azzopardi
Stars: Casper Van Dien, Catherine Bell, Theresa Saldana
The Red Pony (TV Movie 1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young farmboy who can't seem to communicate with his father develops an attachment to a young red pony.

Director: Robert Totten
Stars: Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson
Good Morning, Killer (TV Movie 2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

follows FBI Special Agent Ana Gray as she hunts for a kidnapper. As Ana develops a rapport with the kidnapper's latest victim, the suspect suddenly changes his pattern. Now Ana must race to find him before he strikes again.

Director: Maggie Greenwald
Stars: Catherine Bell, Titus Welliver, Suleka Mathew
The Lake (TV Movie 1998)
Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A nurse returns to her home town to care for her dying father, and finds everyone she knows there has undergone a bizarre personality change.

Director: David Jackson
Stars: Yasmine Bleeth, Linden Ashby, Stanley Anderson
Company Town (TV Movie 2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A look at the lives of government agents who all live in the same Washington D.C. neighborhood.

Director: Thomas Carter
Stars: Sherry Stringfield, Michael Michele, Will Beinbrink
The Playboy (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Walter Forde
Stars: Bert Ambrose, Evelyn Dall, Harry Richman
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

An Irishman leaves to make his fortune in America, in the mean time, a custody battle arises over a talented little girl between one sister that loves her and another who only seeks the money offered to care for her.

Director: Alex Bryce
Stars: Binkie Stuart, Tom Burke, Phillip Reed


Cast overview, first billed only:
Katherine Eure
Mike Donahue
Brigitta Dau ...
Lisa (Bobby's Mom)
Jet (Runaway)
Vice Chancellor
Maitre D'
Dennis Howard ...
Mr. Wallace
Hotel Manager
Wealthy Yuppie
Lego Louis ...
Paul McKenna ...
Sheepish Policeman


Fact-based story about a Pasadena cab driver who picks up what he believes is a routine fare, an elderly woman on her way to a funeral. However, the wealthy woman is soon is insisting that the cabbie drive her on a cross-country trip that ends up entailing 3100 miles and ending in Vancouver. Initially contentious, the two eventually find a reluctant friendship growing. Written by John Sacksteder <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

29 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A spasso con Katherine  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Mike Donahue: Right, What time do you want me to pick you up?
Katherine Eure: 11:30
Mike Donahue: 11:30?
Katherine Eure: Mr. Donahue, Do you have a problem with your hearing? You seem to repeat everything I say.
Mike Donahue: 11:30? Half of the day be gone. I thought you want to poke around tomorrow.
Katherine Eure: Poke Around? Explore! We leave right after Brunch.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Wonderful acting by a true star
6 November 2004 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

After a Katherine Eure (Maureen O'Hara) goes to the funeral of a friend she realizes that life is too short to let it slip away and decides to hire a cab to take her to places that hold special memories for her.

She is a woman of substance, elegance and flair but she also has a sense of adventure that people a third of her age will never know. This was initially obvious with the taxi Driver, Mike Donahue (Jason Beghe), who has no wish to know about this side of life and just does his job. The movie highlights the gap between the generations and how the social graces of yesteryear and modern society values have become worlds apart.

As the pair journey through America on her ultimate goal of Canada the initial differences in opinions and social standing dissipate and an understanding of each other and valuable lessons are learned by each one. A lecture by Mike on how dreams and memories are not of consequence when you live for the moment in the real world showed us how, in reality, these things are what are truly important and can give us an inner peace and ability to cope with what goes on around us. The value of true friendship is the most important lesson to be learned here and how, no matter what, they are always there for each other through thick and thin.

There is a story within a story here, and the life of Mike's son, Bobby, and the tug of love he feels between his non-attentive mother, his father and his girlfriend and the feelings of abandonment and being torn are very well acted out by a young but already accomplished Haley Joel Osment.

Maureen O'Hara still has the class she has always had and is one very amazing lady and it was wonderful to see her with Efram Zimbalist Jr, bringing back memories of the golden era of Hollywood. My only complaint I have is that the ending made it so obvious it was a TV Movie and suddenly became like any standard feel-good fare.

All in all though, great cast, good movie (especially since it was based on an amazing factual tale), and very enjoyable.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
does anyone have a copy of this one? comeagain001
THE CAB FARE bthcrlsol
Discuss Cab to Canada (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: