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Night Run (2006)

Nachtrit (original title)
Dennis is a taxi driver trying to start out his own company. One day, he gets the opportunity to buy a scarce and expensive but lucrative license.

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Dennis
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Marco
Peggy Jane de Schepper ...
Elize
Mohammed Chaara ...
Mahmoud
Jaap Spijkers ...
Grimbergen
Henk Poort ...
Ome Jan Bremer
Fred Schrijber ...
Ruud
Bob Schrijber ...
Cees
Jeroen Willems ...
Joop Schroeder
Zita de Quay ...
Maxje
Hans Kesting ...
Joris
Lukas Dijkema ...
Evert
Martijn Oversteegen ...
Martin
Bas Keijzer ...
Bert
Ko van den Bosch ...
Roland
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Dennis van der Horst is a kind-hearted young entrepreneur. He lives by the rules of the street. The only people he feels any responsibility for are his brother Marco and his family, who are not very well off. When Dennis gets the chance to obtain an extremely expensive but lucrative taxi-license, he seizes it. In the presence of the manager of MOTAX, the only taxi company in Amsterdam, Dennis borrows a very large sum of money. Dennis is beside himself with joy. The hustling is over. Soon however Dennis finds out that there was a reason why it was so easy for him to obtain such a scarce license. The law is being altered, allowing competition on the taxi market. The licenses of Dennis and many of his colleagues all at once become worthless. As of that moment there is a war going on in the streets of Amsterdam. Dennis gets deeper into trouble when he finds out that he has unwittingly become part of the criminal organization behind MOTAX. Even the police turn out to have secret ties with ... Written by Francis Anthony Ribbens

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A man who gets himself involved in a dead-end, life-altering conflict, who has to fight for his and his loved ones' freedom and loses everything in the process.

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€3,000,000 (estimated)
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Euro banknotes are used in this movie, and the prices visible on billboards are in Euros. However, the so-called 'Taxi war' in Amsterdam on which this movie is based, took place in 2000. At that time the currency used in the Netherlands was the Guilder. Euros were introduced on Jan. 1, 2002. See more »

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Rather arid, uneven plot
23 December 2013 | by (Estonia) – See all my reviews

In many countries, taxi drivers and companies are involved in suspicious events and deals, but it is usually characteristic to less developed countries, it is hard to believe such things happening in present Holland... Anyway, the logic of the plot is in place, but many scenes and twists are predictable, paving the way for ambivalent ending. Apart from the main character Dennis (pleasantly performed by Frank Lammers), the rest are too trivial or documentary, providing no surprises. You just follow the events on screen, mostly knowing or presuming what happens next, but thanks to length (ca 1,5 hours), the film ends before becoming boring/annoying.

Having see dozens of Dutch films, I cannot include it into the best ones. On the other hand, taxi drivers or related persons might appreciate it more.


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