5.4/10
3,969
33 user 22 critic

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 »

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

When an ordinary woman is exposed to a unique mix of chemicals, she begins to uncontrollably physically shrink.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Lily Tomlin, Charles Grodin, Ned Beatty
Cousins (1989)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two couples go to a mutual friend's wedding and end up swapping partners.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Ted Danson, Isabella Rossellini, Sean Young
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A timid college professor, conned into posing as a flamboyant pimp, finds himself enjoying his new occupation on the streets.

Director: Michael Pressman
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Howard Hesseman, Donna Dixon
Car Wash (1976)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A comedic take on the daily life of a car wash employees, chronicling their hopes, fears, joys, dreams and tribulations. And meeting a few eccentric costumers along the way.

Director: Michael Schultz
Stars: Richard Pryor, Franklyn Ajaye, Darrow Igus
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Television sitcom about a recovering alcoholic who becomes the manager of a big city bus station. The tragicomic theme of the show is perhaps summed up best by an old carnival sign that now... See full summary »

Stars: John Larroquette, Liz Torres, Daryl Mitchell
Edit

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
Edit

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:

Comedy | Action

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Capitol Cab See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$16,134,627
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

During principal photography in Washington D.C., Mr. T spent some of his free time off-the-set visiting correctional facilities and childrens' hospitals. 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

Albert Hockenberry: You're a real fine musician, Baba.
Baba: Yeah? Well, I guess my fame and fortune attest to that. But, I'm not complaining. Music is still the best way I know to fight off a little thing I like to call 'the Big Fear.'
Albert Hockenberry: Death.
Baba: Death? No, it isn't death. Death, believe me, is a little fear! The Big Fear, the real fear, is that hard times might squeeze you so bad, you'll be driving *every* day of the week. It's the fear that the music you're writing, or your brilliant first novel that's like a draft away ...
See more »

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

Why Baby Why
Written and Performed by Gary Busey
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
As Matt Mepham would say, "You gotta make the RUUUNNNNNN!!"
13 September 2001 | by MaxZorinSee all my reviews

QUANTA 666 said it best, Gary Busey deserves the life-time achievement award. This movie is his best by far. Busey plays cabbie Dell, who believes that the world will be run by black people and he'll be a "token white".

He works with a motley crew of cabbies, including Bill Maher, Mr. T, Dr. Jamaican, and the Barbarian Bros. Dell takes a new cabbie Albert (played by Adam Baldwin) under his wing to teach him the ropes, including how to get a fare from someone who won't pay.

There is nudity, not just cardboard as I once said. There is profanity, including a line about being a "white bread chicken #$@!" and other colorful phrases like "bend and flush".

This film is all over the place; it has humor, drama, action, and even a positive message towards teamwork and sacrifice. I recommend this movie highly. I give it a 9 out of 10. Just don't rent it on January the 8th, cause that's Elvis's birthday... uh huh huh....


7 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 33 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed