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Taxi 2 (2000)

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Police inspector Emilien and his taxi-driver pal Daniel are back, this time on the tail of a group of Japanese yakuza.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frédéric Diefenthal ...
Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec
Emma Wiklund ...
Petra (as Emma Sjöberg)
Frédérique Tirmont ...
Mother (as Frederique Tirmont)
Marc Faure ...
French minister
Haruhiko Hirata ...
Japanese minister
Yuli (as Tsuyu)
Ko Suzuki ...
Yoshi Oida ...
Yuke Tsumoto
Kentaro ...
Hiro Uchiyama ...
Master hypnotist (as Hira Uchiyama)
Onochi Seietsu ...
Master hypnotist


The Japanese ambassaor is visiting Marseilles to view the city police's anti-gang tactics. During the visit, however, he is kidnapped by a group working for the Japanese yakuza. Young officer Emilien is determined to rescue the ambassador and officer Petra (his girlfriend), who was also kidnapped, and restore the honor of his department. Once again, speed demon taxi-driver Daniel (from the first Taxi movie) is called upon to save the day with his high-speed driving skills. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Release Date:

6 October 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Taksi 2  »

Box Office


FRF 70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$273,170 (USA) (6 October 2000)


$559,412 (USA) (20 October 2000)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


August 17, 1999 cameraman Alain Dutartre was killed when a car driven by a stuntman overshot a jump over tanks and struck him also injuring Jean-Michel Bar. See more »


The Mitsubishi cars used by the bad guys have Japanese license plates and were presumably imported from Japan. However these are the cars with the steering wheel on the left, not on the right, as the imported Japanese car should have. See more »


Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec: [subtitled version]
[Émilien has the escaping ninjas cornered in a dead end]
Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec: Ha-ha-ha-ha, oh yes, Marseille is complicated. Full of small streets. And you'll see that the cells aren't big either.
[points his gun at them]
Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec: Line up, face down, hands on your back, I'm warning you, I'm the shooting champion of the department, stop doing the Mario! You speak French?
[ninjas suddenly form a circle leaning towards each other with their hands on each other's shoulder]
Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec: Watch out! Warned you! Me do police ...
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Fast, fun and fingerlicking cool !
12 November 2002 | by (Aarhus, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Taxi 2 is a classic example that it IS possible to make a great sequel ! It's got everything you'd expect from a future classic action-comedy ...and it's French !?! Well, it's no surprise to this critic. Author and producer Luc Besson hasn't let me down yet. The guy just doesn't make a bad movie ! Just go see it, you'll know what I'm talking about !

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