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D.C. Cab (1983)

The tale of a hapless group of cabbies and a rundown cab company owned by Harold. Albert comes to town with a dream of starting his own cab company but needs to motivate Harold's employees ... See full summary »

Director:

Joel Schumacher

Writers:

Topper Carew (story), Joel Schumacher (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Gail ... Harold
Adam Baldwin ... Albert Hockenberry
Mr. T ... Samson
Charlie Barnett Charlie Barnett ... Tyrone
Gary Busey ... Dell
Gloria Gifford ... Miss Floyd
Marsha Warfield ... Ophelia
Bill Maher ... Baba
Otis Day ... Bongo (as DeWayne Jessie)
Paul Rodriguez ... Xavier
Whitman Mayo ... Mr. Rhythm
Peter Paul ... Buddy (as Peter Barbarian)
David Paul ... Buzzy (as David Barbarian)
Irene Cara ... Herself
Diana Bellamy ... Maudie
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Storyline

The tale of a hapless group of cabbies and a rundown cab company owned by Harold. Albert comes to town with a dream of starting his own cab company but needs to motivate Harold's employees to want to make something out of themselves. It is only when Albert is kidnapped that the cabbies must decide whether or not they are loyal to Albert and his cause. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Let the wackiest Cab Co. in Town take you for a ride! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Action

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Capitol Cab See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,564,530, 18 December 1983, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,134,627
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film's song, "The Dream (Hold On To Your Dream)", sung by Irene Cara, was the highest ranking track from the movie' soundtrack, peaking at the No. #37 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in February of 1984. See more »

Goofs

Peter Paul and David Paul do not have the beards they wore throughout the film in the finale. This is possibly due to the original concept of Irene Cara performing The Dream in person not going ahead as planned, and the parade scene being shot slightly later after principal photography was complete and the beards had been shaved off. See more »

Quotes

Samson: My cab ain't no motel!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits, The Angel Of Death gets into Tyrone's cab. He says, "I am the Angel of Death, take me to Hell", to which Tyrone responds, "Got any Luggage?" See more »

Connections

Referenced in No Time (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Vietnam
Performed by Jimmy Cliff
Courtesy of Island Records
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User Reviews

 
Fun '80s Comedy
20 May 2006 | by ReelCheeseSee all my reviews

They just don't make 'em like D.C. CAB anymore. Many filmgoers will see that as a good thing, but this blatantly '80s ensemble comedy is surprisingly entertaining. The lesser of the Baldwin brothers, Adam, stars as an ambitious young southerner who journeys to the Capital in hopes of breaking into the cab business. He's greeted by a memorable cast of zanies, including future notables such as Mr. T, Gary Busey and Bill Maher. It's not exactly Oscar calibre stuff, but the plot takes interesting twists and turns as the film plows along at a brisk pace. True, some of the humor is crude, yet the movie has an undeniable, cheesy charm. Directed by Joel Schumaker, D.C. CAB is lots of fun, but not necessarily lots of funny.


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