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Taxi (I) (2004)

PG-13  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Third Robber
Magali Amadei ...
Fourth Robber
Mrs. Washburn
Agent Mullins
Brasilian Man
Mr. Scalia
Mrs. Scalia
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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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He's armed, but she's dangerous. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

6 October 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

New York Taxi  »

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Almost all shots in which you see the taxi or other cars in the street, or car stunts performed in the streets, were really filmed in Los Angeles, not New York. See more »


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 »


Washburn: Every hero has a weakness. Superman has kryptonite. Indiana Jones has snakes. Whitney Houston has Bobby Brown... or vice-versa...
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes are shown during the closing credits See more »


References Joan of Arcadia (2003) See more »


Pass the Courvoisier (Part II)
Written by Trevor Smith, Jermaine Denny, Bernard Edwards, Q-Tip (as Kamaal Fareed),
Bryan Higgins, Chad Hugo, James Jackson, Dominick Lamb, Sandy Linzer, Ali Shaheed Muhammad,
, Denny Rondell, 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 B. Edwards and N. Rogers, "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 S. Linzer and 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 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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