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3 A.M. -- provocative, frightening, and moving film in which the good luck, bad luck, fates and fortunes of four taxi drivers collide during one incredible night in Manhattan.
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Release Date:
1 July 2001 (USA) See more »
Driving the night shift can be deadly.
The feature film directing debut of Spike Lee protege Lee Davis takes the viewer into the world of taxi drivers... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Sarita Choudhury ... Box

Michelle Rodriguez ... Salgado
Arjun G. Awtramani ... Henry

Sergej Trifunovic ... Rasha

Danny Glover ... Hershey

Aasif Mandvi ... Singh
Eric Chan ... Hyun

Bobby Cannavale ... Jose

John Ortiz ... Hector

Marika Dominczyk ... Cathy
Bonz Malone ... Killer

Pam Grier ... George
Sixto Ramos ... Eddie
Bekir Kurtis ... Rejiks

Jack Dimich ... Andri

Danny Hoch ... Father
Iraida Polanco ... Reader
James Fiero ... 'Spanking' John
Christina Osorio ... Young Salgado

Brian Donahue ... Wild Haired Cabbie
J.D. Martinez ... Mechanic

Paul Calderon ... Ralph

Spike Lee ... Filmmaker

Anthony 'Treach' Criss ... Bass (as Treach)
The Guru ... Hook-Off (as Keith Elam)
Brandon Jenkins ... Junior

Mike Starr ... Theo
Rafael Osorio ... Transit Worker

Isaach De Bankolé ... Angus
August Casseus ... Patrolman
Melanie Torres ... Pretty Brunette

Roger Rees ... Priest
Daniel E. Jones ... Brooklyn Kid

Sharon Washington ... Mother

Fisher Stevens ... Haplin

Rahul Khanna ... Morris

Sandra 'Pepa' Denton ... Ellen (as Pepa)

Walt Frazier ... Himself (as Walt Frasier)
Quan Zilla ... Vendor (as Quanzilla)

Leslie Segar ... Newstand Woman

Bill Golodner ... Officer Malone
Gautier Gooding ... Singh's Widow (as Nadeen Gautier)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michael Arthur ... Diner Cop (uncredited)

Directed by
Lee Davis 
Writing credits
Lee Davis (written by)

Produced by
Danny Glover .... executive producer
Callum Greene .... co-producer
Anthony Katagas .... co-producer (as Anthony G. Katagas)
Sam Kitt .... co-executive producer
Sam Kitt .... producer
Paul Kurta .... co-executive producer
Spike Lee .... co-executive producer
Spike Lee .... producer
Original Music by
Branford Marsalis 
Cinematography by
Enrique Chediak 
Film Editing by
Susan E. Morse 
Casting by
Lina Todd 
Production Design by
Ted Glass 
Art Direction by
Doug Ellis  (as Douglas Ellis)
Set Decoration by
Andrew Baseman 
Costume Design by
Luca Mosca 
Makeup Department
Mary Cooke .... key hair stylist (2001)
Diane Hammond .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Anthony Katagas .... production manager
Paul Leonardo Jr. .... post-production supervisor
Jamey Pryde .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sarah Gyllenstierna .... first assistant director
Rafael Osorio .... second assistant director
Art Department
Ann Marie Auricchio .... scenic artist
Eric Cheripka .... props
Courtney Engelstein .... art department assistant
Peter Gelfman .... property master
Sound Department
Ruth Hernandez .... adr editor
Kimberly R. McCord-Wilson .... dialogue editor (as Kimberly R. McCord)
Todd Milner .... production sound mixer
Jamie Morris .... assistant sound editor
Alex Soto .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
John Stifanich .... special effects foreman
Andrew Mortelliti .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Steven Meyer .... visual effects supervisor
Keith Yurevitz .... titles
Lisa France .... stunt driver
John Patrick McLaughlin .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
John Bentham .... additional camera operator
James J. Ferris .... electrician
Timothy Healy .... key construction electric
David Knox .... camera operator: "a" camera
Gary Martone .... key grip
Tally Morse .... dolly grip
Brooke Stanford .... best boy electric
Casting Department
Nicole Wohl .... casting associate
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandi Figueroa .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Alfredo Frasson .... color timer
Perri Pivovar .... assistant editor
Anthony Motta .... dailies operator (uncredited)
Music Department
James Flatto .... music editor
Transportation Department
Mike Easter .... transportation co-captain
Other crew
Lucio Amadio .... assistant to cast
Jason Block .... post-production accountant
Robyn J. Davis .... production staff
Ana de Souza Dantas .... location assistant
Harmon Kaslow .... production legal
Jonathan Shepard .... location manager
Michael Taylor .... script supervisor
Jaime Wilson .... assistant production coordinator

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88 min (Sundance Film Festival) | Australia:92 min (DVD)
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John Ortiz and Michelle Rodriguez would later star in Fast & Furious (2009) and it's sequel Fast & Furious 6 (2013)See more »
Bass:[watching Salgado] Damn, she lookin' fine. Is she lookin' fine? DAMN, she lookin' fine to you?
Hook:She looks so fine, I'd suck her daddy's dick.
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Fare ride., 28 June 2006
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

During a day we follow that of a couple of taxi drivers in New York who focus and reflect on the important things and problems about their lives with each other. First off the cab there's Hershey who was a former Knicks player and after a serious injury his life went down the drain, where we learn that his having a bit trouble committing to his girlfriend George. Second follows that of a young, hard-eyed woman Salgado who believes her horrific past has come back to destroy her and finally a Bosnian immigrant Rasha who can't keep his mind on the job, therefore he gets in a lot of car accidents and maybe one real fatal one too. To make matters worse for these folks, there's a serial killer targeting taxi drivers.

There's a lot stuff going on in these characters' heads, but the meter is still running! Like others I felt a bit conned, as I believed this was a serial killer flick like the package seems advertise, but actually it's far from it. As this certain aspect of the premise is more a background tool for the bigger picture. But that in mind it's still a fair film by capturing the rough-and-tumble slice of reality with the always-moving city-life. Where we get a life in a day of a taxi driver with a whole lot of issues facing these patrons like love to life-making decisions. But it's main problem was that the plot has way too much going amongst its unfocused narrative and it's cluttered with people coming and going with some receiving too little insight of their ever-growing situations. The film was just too short with what they had to say here, giving no real sense of closure by spreading too much over this canvass. Simply they could have left out some of these sub-plots that were briskly concluded or like I said before -- up the running time to get a little more meat out of those stories instead of the incomplete feel we do get from it. The story does lack cohesion since we follow three different stories, but it keeps one intrigue on how things are going to play out, even though some things lack bite, get a bit sentimental and take the easy option out. The chatty (but very raw) script milks basically anything of importance, where we get to the character's outlook on life and watch density shine through, while they play their luck. The character's interactions are naturally good and they are always kept busy and have a decent sense of humour, which always goes down well. The direction by Lee Davis (who has been under the wing of Spike Lee and making his directorial debut) is competently done with some flashy imprints, quick moving pace and he manages stage a thickly layered atmosphere of uncertainty and darkness of New York. The slick editing doesn't distract and on hand is mostly a smooth jazzy score that fits right in. The performances are nothing too special, but I thought the main leads Danny Glover, Pam Grier, Michelle Rodriguez, Sergej Trifunovic and Sarita Choudhury handled their roles in a fine manner. There's also a small cameo part by Spike Lee.

This (old Sundance) feature is a decent time waster, but it's ambitious attitude tries for too much in too little time. So the question is; is it worth the fare?

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