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Taxi (I) (2004)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  8 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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Third Robber
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Mrs. Washburn
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Agent Mullins
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Storyline

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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Trivia

Ingrid Vandebosch, one of the female robbers in this film, is married to Jeff Gordon, who has an uncredited cameo in this film. See more »

Goofs

When Washburn crashes the first car, he pounds on the steering wheel. This action triggers inflation of the airbag. The sensor for the airbag is in the front bumper, which was undamaged as the car ran backwards into the store. Thus, pounding on the steering wheel would not fire off the airbag. See more »

Quotes

Washburn: Men are like cats, ya know? Sure, we'll play with a ball of yarn, unless you want us to play with the ball of yarn. Trick is, hide the ball of yarn.
[laughs]
Washburn: But don't hide it where you can't find it, ya know? Like, 'Hey, what's the ball of yarn doing in the fridge?' Whatever. Ya know what I'm saying?
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References Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) See more »

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Fight the Power
Written by Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Ernie Isley,
Marvin Isley and Chris Jasper
Performed by The Isley Brothers
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A really bad try...
30 July 2009 | by (Slovakia) – See all my reviews

YES! This movie is a re-make of an original french movie Taxi, in case you didn't know and a pretty bad one. If you are too lazy to read subtitles, well then I guess you are better off with this us trashy version. If you are not, then get the original from 1998 with Samy Naceri and Peugeot. It is sooo much better.

The problem here is that for some reason, the bank gang just had to be a bunch of out of control Russian models. Yes! Beacouse that is going to happen! This movie is just an inch from these evil mafia walking around naked, it is hardly believable at all.

Plus, I am sorry, but Queen Latifah is not really convincing as a racer person and in to the car kind of a person.

Sorry, folks, I say you could just put less money into dubbing the original, than throwing them away for a poor try-out. I am NOT saying all this just because I am from Europe.


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