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Taxi 2 (2000)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 6 October 2000 (USA)
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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Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec
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Emma Wiklund ...
Petra (as Emma Sjöberg)
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Frédérique Tirmont ...
Mother (as Frederique Tirmont)
Marc Faure ...
French minister
Haruhiko Hirata ...
Japanese minister
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Yuli (as Tsuyu)
Ko Suzuki ...
Katano
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Yuke Tsumoto
Kentaro ...
Yakuza
Hiro Uchiyama ...
Master hypnotist (as Hira Uchiyama)
Onochi Seietsu ...
Master hypnotist
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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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FRF 70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$729,844 (USA)
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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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***Alert General!***
27 March 2003 | by (Calgary, Alberta) – See all my reviews

Luc Besson successfully follows up his ridiculously popular French action film 'Taxi Taxi' (1998). Taxi 2 delivers exactly what it promises - extensive action and basic, but intricately setup humour. Although intellectually lacking, this stimulating film it is easily the most entertaining movies I've even seen.

Although I didn't speak French, I was able to readily follow along with the plot. A Japanese ambassador visiting France becomes a hostage of a large gang currently running circles around the helpless French police. Samy Neci plays Daniel, a speed demon and extraordinarily talented taxi driver. When his disregard for safety land him in an awkward position with the police, he grudgingly agrees to help them rein in the terrorists.

Quentin Tarantino style, 'Ronin'-esque action and the unmistakable addition of 'French' humour make this movie a unique viewing. Surprisingly well shot and edited, Taxi 2 is a pleasure to view. The perception of a film's quality often lies in the basis of the audience's expectations. Taxi 2 was vastly entertaining, stylistic, adrenaline filled and well worth the effort to track down and view - that is if your expectations are fitting the films strengths.

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