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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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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 »


When one parachute fails, the next shot shows it fully inflated and normal. See more »


[repeated line]
Daniel Morales: Ninja!
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References The Blues Brothers (1980) See more »

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Watch out! Warned you! Me do police brutality!
13 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just felt like mindless entertainment yesterday and this fills the bill nicely. Luc Besson follows up his successful Taxi with taxi 2, and a new director Gérard Krawczyk (The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc), who he will keep for the next two sequels.

The regulars are back: Samy Naceri as Daniel, Frédéric Diefenthal as Émilien, Marion Cotillard as Lilly, and Emma Wiklund as Petra. Jean-Christophe Bouvet (Marie Antoinette) joins the cast as a General and Lilly's father.

A family meeting with Lilly's parents is interrupted as Daniel once again is thrust into the savior role and works with Emilien to save the Japanese ambassador, who is inspecting a new police vehicle and anti-gang tactics. Of course, the Yakuza is involved, as they do not want these things in Japan.

The usual action and laughs with some karate thrown in. Petra dazzles us with her moves sans underwear, along with Japanese beauty Tsuyu Shimizu.

This film sees Emilien make the moves towards Petra, while Daniel's love life with Lilly is constantly interrupted.

Good clean fun as only the French can do.

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