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A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a... See more »

  • Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 15 nominations.
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Concession Girl (as Diahnne Abbot)
Frank Adu ...
Angry Black Policeman
Melio (as Vic Argo)
Gino Ardito ...
Policeman At Rally
Garth Avery ...
Iris' Friend
Harry Cohn ...
Cabbie In Bellmore
Copper Cunningham ...
Hooker In Cab
Travis Bickle (as Robert DeNiro)
Brenda Dickson ...
Soap Opera Woman
Harry Fischler ...
Stick-Up Man
Charles Palantine
Richard Higgs ...
Tall Secret Service Man
Beau Kayser ...
Soap Opera Man
Victor Magnotta ...
Secret Service Photographer (as Vic Magnotta)
Bob Maroff ...
Mafioso (as Robert Maroff)
Charlie T
Bill Minkin ...
Tom's Assistant
Murray Moston ...
Iris' Time Keeper (as Murray Mosten)
Street Drummer
Harlan Cary Poe ...
Campaign Worker (as Carey Poe)
Andy, Gun Salesman
The John
Passenger Watching Silhouette
Nicholas Shields ...
Palantine Aide (as Robert Shields)
Ralph S. Singleton ...
T.V. Interviewer (as Ralph Singleton)
Personnel Officer
Maria Turner ...
Angry Hooker On Street
Robin Utt ...
Campaign Worker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tommy Ardolino ...
Boy on Sidewalk (uncredited)
Joseph Bergmann ...
Movie House Patron (uncredited)
Stuntman (uncredited)
William Donovan ...
Police Officer (uncredited)
Clerk at Sam Goody Store (uncredited)
Annie Gagen ...
Campaign Worker (uncredited)
Trent Gough ...
Political Rally Attendee (uncredited)
Political rallier (uncredited)
Campaign Aide (uncredited)
Political Rally Attendee (uncredited)
CIA Agent (uncredited)
Girl at Columbus Circle (uncredited)
2nd Boy on sidewalk (uncredited)
Friend of Iris (uncredited)
Iris' mother (newspaper article) (uncredited)
Iris' father (newspaper article) (uncredited)
Policeman (uncredited)
Frankie Verroca ...
Campaign Worker (uncredited)

Directed by

Martin Scorsese

Written by

Paul Schrader ... (written by)

Produced by

Phillip M. Goldfarb ... associate producer
Julia Phillips ... producer
Michael Phillips ... producer

Music by

Bernard Herrmann

Cinematography by

Michael Chapman ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Tom Rolf
Melvin Shapiro

Editorial Department

Marcia Lucas ... supervising film editor
George Trirogoff ... assistant editor
Billy Weber ... assistant editor (as William Weber)

Casting By

Juliet Taylor ... (casting)

Art Direction by

Charles Rosen

Set Decoration by

Herbert F. Mulligan ... (as Herbert Mulligan)

Costume Design by

Ruth Morley

Makeup Department

Irving Buchman ... makeup artist
Mona Orr ... hairdresser
Dick Smith ... special makeup

Production Management

Phillip M. Goldfarb ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Robert P. Cohen ... d.g.a. trainee (as Robert Cohen)
William Eustace ... second assistant director
Peter R. Scoppa ... assistant director
Ralph S. Singleton ... second assistant director (as Ralph Singleton)

Art Department

Leslie Bloom ... property master (as Les Bloom)
David Goodnoff ... assistant property master (as Dave Goodnoff)
David Nichols ... visual consultant
Cosmo Sorice ... scenic artist
Carter Stevens ... additional photography (uncredited)

Sound Department

Rick Alexander ... re-recording mixer (as Dick Alexander)
Gordon Davidson ... sound effects editor
James Fritch ... sound effects editor (as Jim Fritch)
Sam Gemette ... sound effects editor
David M. Horton ... sound effects editor (as David Hourton)
Les Lazarowitz ... mixer
Roger Pietschmann ... recorder (as Roger Pietschman)
Vern Poore ... re-recording mixer
Robert Rogow ... boom man
Tex Rudloff ... re-recording supervisor
Frank E. Warner ... supervising sound effects editor
Mel Zelniker ... adr recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

Tony Parmelee ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

Alec Hirschfeld ... assistant cameraman (as Alec Hirshfeld)
Bill Johnson ... assistant cameraman
Richard Quinlan ... gaffer
Ed Quinn ... grip (as Edward Quinn)
Steve Schapiro ... special photography
Fred Schuler ... camera operator
Robert Ward ... key grip
William Ward ... best boy (as Billy Ward)
Josh Weiner ... still photographer
Ron Zarilla ... assistant cameraman
Michael Zingale ... camera: second unit
Sandy Brooke ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Paul Kimatian ... still photographer (uncredited)

Casting Department

Sylvia Fay ... atmosphere casting (as Sylvia Faye)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Al Craine ... wardrobe

Location Management

Dan Coplan ... location security (uncredited)

Music Department

Shinichi Yamazaki ... music editor
Dave Blume ... musical director (uncredited)
Jack Hayes ... conductor (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)
Bernard Herrmann ... musical director (uncredited)
Uan Rasey ... musician: trumpet soloist (uncredited)
Tom Scott ... musician: saxophone (uncredited)
Dan Wallin ... music engineer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

Raymond Hartwick ... transportation coordinator (as Ray Hartwick)

Other crew

Keith Addis ... assistant to the producers
Marion Billings ... special publicity
Kay Chapin ... script supervisor
Pat Dodds ... secretary to the producers
Amy Holden Jones ... assistant to the director (as Amy Jones)
Eugene Iemola ... production assistant
Howard Newman ... publicist
Dan Perri ... title design
Noni Rock ... production office coordinator
Renate Rupp ... secretary to the producers
Chris Soldo ... production assistant
Gary Springer ... production assistant
Sandra Weintraub ... creative consultant
Connie Foster ... double: Jodie Foster (uncredited)


Julia Cameron ... special thanks
Loretta Cubberley ... special thanks
Richard B. Goodwin ... special thanks (as Richard Goodwin)
Jack Hayes ... special thanks
Bernard Herrmann ... our gratitude and respect to: June 29, 1911 - December 24, 1975
Linda Kopcyk ... special thanks
Kris Kristofferson ... special thanks
Charlie McCarthy ... special thanks
Jerry Orange ... special thanks
Hank Phillippi ... special thanks
Crew verified as complete

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Plot Summary

Travis Bickle is an ex-Marine and Vietnam War veteran living in New York City. As he suffers from insomnia, he spends his time working as a taxi driver at night, watching porn movies at seedy cinemas during the day, or thinking about how the world, New York in particular, has deteriorated into a cesspool. He's a loner who has strong opinions about what is right and wrong with mankind. For him, the one bright spot in New York humanity is Betsy, a worker on the presidential nomination campaign of Senator Charles Palantine. He becomes obsessed with her. After an incident with her, he believes he has to do whatever he needs to make the world a better place in his opinion. One of his priorities is to be the savior for Iris, a twelve-year-old runaway and prostitute who he believes wants out of the profession and under the thumb of her pimp and lover Matthew. Written by Huggo

Plot Keywords
Taglines On every street in every city, there's a nobody who dreams of being a somebody. See more »
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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Taxisjåføren (Norway)
  • Шофьор на такси (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Taxisofőr (Hungary)
  • Taxikár (Czechoslovakia, Slovak title)
  • Ο ταξιτζής (Greece)
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  • 114 min
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Box Office

Budget $1,300,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $7,638,468

Did You Know?

Trivia Between the time Robert De Niro signed a thirty-five thousand dollar contract to appear in this film, and when it began filming, he won an Oscar for his role in The Godfather: Part II (1974), and his profile soared. The producers were terrified that De Niro would ask for a deserved large pay raise, since Columbia Pictures was very discomfited by the project, and were looking for excuses to pull the plug on it, but De Niro said he would honor his original deal so the film would get made. See more »
Goofs Iris's sunglasses change from green to blue when they're having breakfast. This is a character quirk; she changes her glasses periodically, as the person Iris was modeled on did this. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Late For The Sky See more »
Quotes Travis Bickle: Loneliness has followed me my whole life, everywhere. In bars, in cars, sidewalks, stores, everywhere. There's no escape. I'm God's lonely man.
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