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D.C. Cab (1983)

The misadventures of a group of unfortunate but street-wise cabbies working for a Washington, D.C. decrepit taxicab company.

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:

When these guys hit the streets, guess what hits the fan. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

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

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,564,530, 18 December 1983

Gross USA:

$16,134,627

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,134,627
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Company Credits

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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

Jim Carrey auditioned for the film. Director Joel Schumacher turned him down because he felt Carrey was too talented to be in an ensemble. See more »

Goofs

When Merna is using the flame thrower you can see the stunt man using the flame thrower and not her. See more »

Quotes

Dell: Heck nobody goes in the army any more, except blacks. Someday one nigger's gonna wakeup and say, "We got the guns and the mustard gas and the tanks, hey were runnin the army!" And they're gonna take over the whole damn country and we'll be in with them already - we'll be Token Whites. Think about it.
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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 Fright Show (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Why Baby Why
Written and Performed by Gary Busey
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Misinformation
5 July 2019 | by licupid69See all my reviews

The actor who portrayed Bongo Lennie was in fact DeWayne Jessie NOT Otis Day.


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