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Taxi (I) (2004)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  6 October 2004 (USA)
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A mouthy and feisty taxicab driver has hot tips for a green and inept cop set on solving a string of New York City bank robberies committed by a quartet of female Brazilian bank robbers.

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Belle Williams is a speed demon. Flying through the streets of New York in her tricked-out taxi, she's earned a rep as New York's fastest cabbie. But driving a hack is only a pit stop for her real dream: Belle wants to be a race car champion. And she's well on her way--until she's derailed by overeager cop Andy Washburn, whose undercover skills are matched only by his total ineptitude behind the wheel. Washburn, whose lack of vehicular skills has landed him in the precinct doghouse, is hot on the heels of a gang of beautiful Brazilian bank robbers, led by Vanessa, their cold, calculating--and leggy--leader. To nab the evasive crooks, drivers license-less Washburn convinces Belle to team up with him to pursue Vanessa and crew. Belle has carte blanche to drive at any speed and break any law. The car-less cop and speed-demon cabbie--New York's unlikeliest partners-- begin a high-speed game of cat and mouse with the robbers. That is, if Belle and Washburn don't end up killing each other ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated PG-13 for language, sensuality and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$130,592 (South Africa) (14 January 2005)

Gross:

$36,609,966 (USA) (18 February 2005)
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WILHELM SCREAM: When the red BMW drives down the sidewalk. See more »

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When Washburn tells the impound officer he says that Belle is a Lieutenant in SWAT. NYPD has no SWAT team, but an Emergency Services Unit that also functions as a SWAT unit. See more »

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Lt. Marta Robbins: On the floor, now!
Vanessa: In this skirt? I don't think so.
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This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
Written by Charles Jackson and Marvin Yancy (as Marvin Jerome Yancy)
Performed by Natalie Cole
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Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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A cheap rip-off of a classic french comedy
29 June 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Avoid this film at all costs! This is just a very very cheap remake of the french movie by the same name. Being a big fan of that Taxi, I was intrigued to see what the Yanks had done with it. Watching it was painful, the only reason I watched till the end was to see how low they were going to go with this film.

Queen Latifa's performance is the only redeeming aspect of this film, who does her best with an unoriginal, crass and cheap script. The best scenes are direct rip-offs of the original film and Jimmy Fallon is wasted on a one dimensional ridiculous character.

Go see the original french film and give this one as wide a berth as you can!


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