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The Purple Taxi (1977)

Un taxi mauve (original title)
R | | Drama | December 1980 (USA)
With his mauve taxi, the old philosopher Dr. Seamus Scully (Fred Astaire) runs around the small green roads of the south of Ireland, becoming confident of his patients, while trying to help them find their way.

Director:

Yves Boisset

Writers:

Anne Dutter (adaptation), Georges Dutter (French adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlotte Rampling ... Sharon Frederick
Philippe Noiret ... Philippe Marcal
Peter Ustinov ... Taubelman
Fred Astaire ... Dr. Seamus Scully
Edward Albert ... Jerry Keen
Agostina Belli ... Anne Taubelman
Jack Watson ... Sean
Mairin D. O'Sullivan Mairin D. O'Sullivan ... Colleen
David Kelly ... Little Person
Niall Buggy Niall Buggy ... Little Person
May Cluskey May Cluskey ... (as May Clusky)
Loan Do Huu Loan Do Huu ... Madame Li
Brendon Doyle Brendon Doyle
Michael Duffy Michael Duffy
Derek Lord
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Storyline

With his mauve taxi, the old philosopher Dr. Seamus Scully (Fred Astaire) runs around the small green roads of the south of Ireland, becoming confident of his patients, while trying to help them find their way.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

France | Ireland | Italy

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

December 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Purple Taxi See more »

Filming Locations:

Cong, County Mayo, Ireland See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The bar used in this movie is called the "Jack Lynch". A replica was built at Ardmore Studios, and when future Irish Prime Minister Jack Lynch visited the set, he posed for a photo beneath the sign with Fred Astaire and Charlotte Rampling. When filming was completed, studio chief Sheamus Smith gave him the sign as a gift. It ended up over the door of his holiday home in County Cork. See more »

Soundtracks

Sonata Op 42 En La Mineur
Written by Franz Schubert
Orchestra conducted by Roger Woodward
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Terrific movie that we never see on TV - and we should.
22 August 1999 | by MB-27See all my reviews

Great story, great location, beautiful photography. Too bad we don't see this one on any of the movie channels. I think this is Fred Astaire's last movie - and he was terrific. And Charlotte Rampling has some of her best moments on film.


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