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Taxi 2 (2000)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  6 October 2000 (USA)
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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

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

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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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yakuza | police | taxi driver | rescue | taxi | See more »

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Le 29 mars, il passe la seconde. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

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Release Date:

6 October 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Taxi 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

FRF 70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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References The Sucker (1965) See more »

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a funny movie
21 November 2000 | by (Kiel, Germany) – See all my reviews

I spent a nice time watching this movie. I was laughing nearly all the time. Although I can speak French but it was not enough to understand many of the wordplays which are also surely not appropriately translatable in the subtitles. As usual in the French comedy they have to mock of the authorities like the government, the police or the army. Even the French president and prime minister did not escape this fate. Generally it's a movie to have fun in it . Since the movie takes place in south France the Arab immigrants has to show up in it with their accent. Many of the dialogues were in fact a critic against things that happen in France like among others the maltreatment of some foreigners by the police.

There is nothing special concerning the scenario or the direction. Anyway one cannot expect to see a movie with a totally coherent scenario. It's rather a light movie for having fun not in a totally stupid manner as is the case in many comedies. The actors played there roles in an appropriate manner also without any special or outstanding acting.


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