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Taxi (2004)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 6 October 2004 (USA)
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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6 October 2004 (USA)  »

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New York Taxi  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,029,832 (USA) (8 October 2004)

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$36,609,966 (USA) (18 February 2005)
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Trivia

The bad team drove BMWs, said taxi was customized. See more »

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In the opening sequence with the bicycle, palm trees are visible. The movie is set in New York City. See more »

Quotes

Washburn: [pulls out his badge] See this? This is a badge! It means your not allowed to *scream* at me!
Belle: [takes the badge] Ah Ah Ah.
Washburn: [tries to get badge back] Come on now. Give it back.
[goes to grab badge and ends up flipping over, then stands up with a gun pulled out]
Washburn: Hand it over cabbie!
Belle: Whoa, man! Be cool!
Washburn: Be cool? I had to flip and pull this out of my ankle holster! Now gimme that and shush!
[goes to grab badge, he doesn't get it and Belle gets the gun too]
Washburn: Ah!
Belle: Ha. Yeah! How do you like me to point it at ...
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Features CTR (1999) See more »

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Pass the Courvoisier (Part II)
Written by Trevor Smith, Jermaine Denny, Bernard Edwards, Q-Tip (as Kamaal Fareed), Chad Hugo, James Jackson, Dominick Lamb, Sandy Linzer, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Denny Randell, Nile Rodgers, Malik Taylor, Mystikal (as Michael Tyler), Pharrell Williams and Jamal Woolard
Performed by Busta Rhymes
Courtesy of J Records
(Contains re-sung elements from "Rapper's Delight"- written by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers; "Scenario" - written by K. Fareed, B. Higgins, J. Jackson, A.S. Muhammad, T. Smith and M. Taylor; "Shake Ya Ass" - written by C. Hugo, M. Tyler and P. Williams; and a sample from "Easy Come, Easy Go", written by Sandy Linzer (as S. Linzer) and Denny Randell (as D. Randell)
Performed by Odyssey
Courtesy of RCA Records Label, a unit of BMG
Under license from BMG Film & TV 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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