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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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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Release Date:

6 October 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Taksi 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

Was originally released with 836 prints, the largest number ever for a film in France, surpassing the previous 797 print record in France held by Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). See more »

Goofs

During the chase trough the market place, the air-intakes on the top of the taxi disappear in one shot and is then back in the next 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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Followed by Taxi 4 (2007) See more »

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Fast, furious and fun!
24 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is definitely better than the original, it's more efficiently directed, faster in pace and funnier. The plot may be predictable, there are occasional moments of weak dialogue and Marion Cotilard who was so sublime as Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose is given little to do as Lilly. That said, it is very funny, with some good gags. Plus the french locations are stunning, the car chases are awesome and the martial arts sequences are absolutely great. Other pluses are the snappy direction, a cool soundtrack and a smoking hot Emma Sjoberg (aka Wiklund). Also the pace is faster, and other than Sjoberg another standout was Bernard Farcy as Chief Inspector Gilbert who was hilarious at times. All in all, this is a fun sequel, and better than the first film in my opinion. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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