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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.

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Yves Boisset

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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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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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Drama

Certificate:

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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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This movie was filmed in French and English. Fred Astaire found this a bit disconcerting, but it worked out nicely for bilingual Sir Peter Ustinov and Charlotte Rampling. See more »

Soundtracks

Le Marais
Written by Philippe Sarde
Performed by 'Carlo Savina' And His Orchestra featuring The Chieftains
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A unique film capturing some legends of acting.
5 November 2006 | by john-thorpSee all my reviews

Based on book Un Taxi mauve (A Purple Taxi) by Michel Deon written in 1973, Michel Deon died at the age of 97 on 28 December 2016 in Galway, Ireland

Fred Astaire, Phillipe Noiret and Peter Ustinov are all having a great time with Charlotte Rampling and Edward Albert, In front of camera. A wonderful story of love and sadness in one? Peter Ustinov tries to marry off his beautiful daughter to Edward Albert in order to fund his equestrian center dreams, Played by Agostina Belli... lots of drinking, fighting, card playing and craic. Charlotte Rampling is a German based princess, Gerry's sister in the film who come's to find out what is going on with the money for the equestrian center, she needs to approve of it, She tries to get pregnant with Monsieur Noiret, and they have an affair. Filmed in and around Eyeries county Cork and Kenmare, County Kerry ,Ireland. Fantastic soundtrack by the chieftains. Not an Oscar winning film but one for a wet Sunday afternoon to relax in front of. How tragic that Edward Albert died on 22 of sept 2006 aged 55.Only a young man when he made this, He's probably driving Fred around in his purple taxi now laughing down at us all! Ohh and Charlotte Rampling get's her top off..I taped this on video back in 1984 and it still plays well, apparently it is hard to get, but is ran rarely on the television. Made very much in the french style yet in English and set entirely in Ireland.Each Scene was shot in both French and English so international viewers could enjoy it. Capturing a now bygone age. You don't have to get your car winched onto the boat in a cargo net anymore! Phillipe Noiret passed away on the 23rd of November 2006 17 days after after I posted this comment, how tragic. A fantastic french actor. This film is now for sale at: amazon.fr. priced at 9.99.Michel Deon has a website, www.micheldeon.com


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