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An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.

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Victoria Snelling (segment "Los Angeles")
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Corky (segment "Los Angeles")
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Rock Manager (segment "Los Angeles")
Alan Randolph Scott ...
Rock Musician #1 (segment "Los Angeles")
Anthony Portillo ...
Rock Musician #2 (segment "Los Angeles")
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Helmut (segment "New York")
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YoYo (segment "New York")
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Angela (segment "New York")
Richard Boes ...
Cab Driver #1 (segment "New York")
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Driver (segment "Paris")
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Blind Woman (segment "Paris")
Pascal N'Zonzi ...
Passenger #1 (segment "Paris") (as Pascal Nzonzi)
Emile Abossolo M'bo ...
Passenger #2 (as Émile Abossolo-M'bo)
Stéphane Boucher ...
Man in Accident (segment "Paris") (as Stephane Boucher)
Noel Kaufmann ...
Man on Motorcycle (segment "Paris")
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Driver (segment "Rome")
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Priest (segment "Rome")
Gianni Schettino ...
Transvestite #1 (segment "Rome")
Antonio Ragusa ...
Transvestite #2 (segment "Rome") (as Antonino Ragusa)
Nicola Facondo ...
Lover (segment "Rome")
Camilla Begnoni ...
Lover (segment "Rome")
Romolo Di Biasi ...
Angry Driver (segment "Rome")
Donatella Servadio ...
Dispatcher (segment "Rome") (voice)
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Mika (segment "Helsinki")
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Man #1 (segment "Helsinki")
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Man #2 (segment "Helsinki")
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Man #3 (segment "Helsinki")
Eija Vilpas ...
Dispatcher (segment "Helsinki") (voice)
Jaakko Talaskivi ...
Factory Worker #1 (segment "Helsinki")
Klaus Heydemann ...
Factory Worker #2 (segment "Helsinki")
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Angelis Alexandris ...
Pedestrian (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jim Jarmusch

Written by

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Jim Jarmusch ... (written by)

Produced by

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Masahiro Inbe ... co-executive producer
Jim Jarmusch ... producer
Demetra J. MacBride ... co-producer
Rudd Simmons ... line producer
Jim Stark ... executive producer
Noboru Takayama ... co-executive producer

Music by

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Tom Waits

Cinematography by

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Frederick Elmes ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jay Rabinowitz

Editorial Department

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Tim Brennan ... negative matcher
Tony Grocki ... assistant film editor
Susan Littenberg ... apprentice film editor
Tom Salvatore ... color timer
Kimmo Taavila ... assistant editor: Helsinki
John Dowdell ... hd colorist (uncredited)
Joe Fineman ... post-production consultant (uncredited)

Set Decoration by

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Fabrizio De Luca ... (segment "Rome")
Kari Laine ... (segment "Helsinki")
Johan le Tenoux ... (segment "Los Angeles")
Laurent Saimond ... (segment "Paris")

Costume Design by

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Magda Bava ... (segment "Rome")
Claire Fraisse ... (segment "Paris")
Barbara Gordon ... (segment "Los Angeles")
Tina Seppo ... (segment "Helsinki")
Alexandra Welker ... (segment "New York")

Makeup Department

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Jean-Charles Bachelier ... hair stylist: Paris
Gina Belafonte ... hair stylist: Los Angeles / makeup artist: Los Angeles
Catherine Demesmeaker ... makeup artist: Paris
Kaija Ilomäki ... makeup artist: Helsinki segment
Christina Smith ... makeup artist: Los Angeles
Meredith Soupios ... hair stylist: New York / makeup artist: New York
Pietro Tenoglio ... makeup artist: Rome

Production Management

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Kathie Hersch ... production manager: New York
Klaus Heydemann ... production manager: Helsinki
Pierre-Yves Parrinet ... unit manager: Paris
Manuela Pineskj ... production manager: Rome (as Manuele Pineski-Berger)
Gilles Sacuto ... production manager: Paris
Susan Shapiro ... production manager: Los Angeles
Jaakko Talaskivi ... unit manager: Helsinki
William Watkins ... unit manager: New York (as William H. Watkins)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Roni Ben-Nevat ... second assistant director: New York
Olivier Coutard ... second assistant director: Paris
Jeanne Marie De la Fontaine ... first assistant director: Paris
Terence J. Edwards ... first assistant director: Los Angeles
Nils Hoffet ... assistant director
Howard McMaster ... first assistant director: New York
Susan O'Leary ... second assistant director: Los Angeles
Pauli Pentti ... first assistant director: Helsinki
Todd Pfeiffer ... second assistant director: New York
Joseph Rochlitz ... first assistant director: Rome

Art Department

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Diana Burton ... props master: second unit, New York
Jeff Butcher ... props master: New York
Giuseppe Strino ... property master: Rome
Christian Waelder ... set carpenter: Los Angeles
Neal W. Zoromski ... property master: Los Angeles (as Neal Zoromski)

Sound Department

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Elisha Birnbaum ... foley artist
Felipe Borrero ... sound mixer: second unit, New York
Moe Chamberlain ... boom operator: Los Angeles (as Patrick 'Moe' Chamberlain)
Anthony J. Ciccolini III ... sound designer (as Anthony 'Chic' Ciccolini III)
Eugene Gearty ... sound effects editor
Thomas A. Gulino ... dialogue editor
Richard King ... foley editor (as Richard Q. King)
Drew Kunin ... location sound mixer
George A. Lara ... foley engineer
Frédéric Levé ... boom operator: Paris (as Frédéric Leve)
Jouko Lumme ... boom operator: Helsinki
Richard Murphy ... boom operator: New York
Giampaolo Pippa ... boom operator: Rome
Rocky Quiroz ... boom operator: Los Angeles (as Raquel Quiroz)
Benno Schoberth ... assistant sound editor
Stuart Stanley ... dialogue editor
Dominick Tavella ... re-recording mixer
Brian Vancho ... foley artist

Stunts

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Giampiero Comanducci ... stunts: Rome
Riccardo Petrazzi ... stunt coordinator: Rome

Camera and Electrical Department

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Robert M. Andres ... key grip: second unit, New York (as Bob Andres)
Ray Blackburn ... best boy grip: New York
Stefan Bremer ... still photographer: Helsinki
Emanuele Chiari ... assistant camera: Rome
Vittorio Contino ... generator operator: Rome
Catherine E. Coulson ... first assistant camera: Los Angeles (as Catherine Coulson)
Etienne Debaudringhien ... best boy electrician: New York (as Etienne De Baudringhien)
Stéphane Fontaine ... first assistant camera: Paris
Bob Gambardella ... gaffer: New York (as Robert Gambardella)
Wm. Terrell Hasker ... grip: Los Angeles (as Terrell Hasker)
Mark Higashino ... still photographer: Los Angeles
Moune Jamet ... still photographer: Paris
Michael Katz ... lighting gaffer
Dan Kneece ... steadicam operator: Los Angeles (as Daniel Kneece)
Mitsuru Komori ... assistant still photographer: Los Angeles
Harri Laakso ... first assistant camera: Helsinki
Todd MacNicholl ... key grip: New York
Fabio Massimi ... grip: Rome
Mikko Mattila ... best boy grip: Helsinki
Dianne Miller ... best boy grip: Los Angeles
John Mitchell ... electrician: New York
Peter Morello ... second assistant camera: New York
Corrine Oréal ... second assistant camera: Paris (as Corinne Oreal)
Ilkka Paloniemi ... electrician: Helsinki
Christine Parry ... still photographer: New York
René Pequignot ... key grip: Paris
Alberto Salandri ... electrician: Rome
Nicolas Sand ... gaffer: Paris
Michael Shore ... key grip
Sean Simeons ... still photographer: Rome
John Thomas ... gaffer: second unit, New York
Pia Tikka ... second assistant camera: Helsinki
Demmie Todd ... additional still photographer: New York
Salvatore Totino ... first assistant camera: New York
Riccardo Umetelli ... camera operator: Rome
Olli Varja ... gaffer: Helsinki
Lorna Wiley ... second assistant camera: Los Angeles
Jeff Zucker ... best boy electrician: Los Angeles
Antonio Ponti ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Susan Shopmaker ... extras casting: New York

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Holly Davis ... wardrobe assistant: Los Angeles

Location Management

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Maria T. Bierniak ... location assistant: New York (as Maria Bierniak)
Nathan Gendzier ... location manager: second unit, New York
Erkki Lume ... location manager: Helsinki
Joe McDougall ... location manager: Los Angeles
Daniel Strol ... location manager: New York

Music Department

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Josef Brinckmann ... musician: accordian
Matthew Brubeck ... musician: cello
Ralph Carney ... musician: horns
Joe Gore ... musician: guitar
Jim Sotet ... musical advisor
Clark Suprynowitz ... musician: bass
Francis Thumm ... musician: keyboards
Tom Waits ... musician: percussion (as Mule Patterson)

Transportation Department

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Sebastiano Argentino ... driver: Rome
Thomas H. Beattie ... driver: New York (as Thomas Beattie)
Spartaco Calanchini ... driver: Rome
Sam Gardlin ... set mechanic: Los Angeles
Santiago Gomez ... set mechanic: Los Angeles
Leo Landa ... driver: camera car, Los Angeles
Harry J. Leavey ... driver: New York (as Harry Leavey)
James Leavey ... transportation captain: New York (as James F. Leavey)
Stefano Lentini ... driver: Rome
Pietro Marrocco ... driver: Rome
Brian Maxwell ... driver: New York
Adolfo Onorati ... driver: Rome
Ravil Salah ... camera car driver: Helsinki
Benoit Squizzato ... set mechanic: Paris
Philippe Vittoriani ... driver: Paris

Other crew

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Haije Alanoja ... production secretary: Helsinki
Erkki Astala ... production secretary: Helsinki / translator: Finnish
Randall Balsmeyer ... title designer
Varda Bar-Kar ... script supervisor: Los Angeles (as Varda Hardy)
Eric Bassoff ... production assistant: Paris
Thomas Bernath ... translator: French
Beth Bernstein ... assistant coordinator: Los Angeles
Steve Carroll ... production insurance
Gilles Charmant ... production assistant: Paris
Elisabeth Chochoy ... script supervisor: Paris
Mark Choi ... production assistant: Los Angeles (as Mark Hunshik Choi)
Lino Damiani ... production assistant: Rome
Erja Dammert ... script supervisor: Helsinki
Randy Day ... key set production assistant: Los Angeles
Michele De Lorimier ... production assistant: New York (as Michele de Lorimier)
Alessandro di Notto ... production assistant: Rome
Sara Driver ... dailies troubleshooter
Simon Egleton ... production assistant: New York
Bernard Eisenschitz ... translator: French
Martine Etchegaray ... production secretary: Paris
Mimi Everett ... title designer
Aili Flint ... translator: Finnish
Mark Frazier ... production assistant: New York
Patrizio Giulioli ... production secretary: Rome
Sandra Grubb ... assistant coordinator: Los Angeles (as Sandy Grubb)
Richard Heller ... legal services: Frankfurt, Garbus, Klein and Selz
Nathalie Herr ... production assistant: Paris
Gene Hess ... production assistant: Los Angeles (as Eugene Hess)
Victoria Ingber ... immigration legal services: Ingber and Ingber
Janet M. Izzo ... translator: Italian
Elizabeth Kaczmarzyk ... script supervisor: second unit, New York (as Elizabeth Kaczmarczyk)
Jody Katz ... travel arrangements: Hoffman Travel Service, Inc.
Danny Kaufman ... production assistant: Los Angeles
Lisa Krueger ... script supervisor: New York
Didier Landureau ... production assistant: Paris
Jean-Claude Lother ... production assistant: Paris (as Jean Claude Lother)
Isabella Mariano ... production secretary: Rome
Gary Francis Minor ... production assistant: New York
Suzanne Molière ... office production assistant (as Suzanne Moliere)
Enzo Monteleone ... translator: Italian
Susan O'Leary ... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Giorgia Onofri ... script supervisor: Rome / translator: Italian
Claire Parisot ... translator: French
Thomas Patrick Petrilla ... production assistant
Lucy Pollak ... production assistant: Los Angeles
Edward Pollard ... production assistant: New York
Antonio Ponti ... production assistant: New York
Leo Santos ... production assistant: New York
Christa Saredi ... world sales: Saredi Films
Cornelius Schultze-Kraft ... office production assistant
Danielle Sotet ... production auditor
Cassis Birgit Staudt ... production coordinator (as Birgit Staudt)
Kimmo Taavila ... production assistant: Helsinki
Andreas Uebele ... logo design
Molly Van Vleck ... production assistant: Los Angeles
Susanna Virtanen ... production consultant
George Walden ... production insurance
Yvonne Woods ... production assistant: New York
Mandana Yamin ... production assistant: Los Angeles

Thanks

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Davie Allan ... personal thanks (as Davie Allen)
Anna ... personal thanks
Doe Avedon ... personal thanks (as Doe)
Karl Baumgartner ... special thanks
Steve Blakely ... special thanks: Du Art Film Labs, NYC
Francis Boespflug ... special thanks
Frédéric Bourboulon ... special thanks (as Frederic Bourboulon)
Nicoletta Braschi ... personal thanks (as Nicoletta)
Kathleen Brennan ... personal thanks (as Kathleen)
Pam Brockie ... special thanks
Reinhard Brundig ... special thanks
Nick Cassavetes ... personal thanks (as Nick)
Xan Cassavetes ... personal thanks (as Xan)
Zoe Cassavetes ... personal thanks (as Zoe)
Seymour Cassel ... personal thanks
Rose Mary Castileo ... special thanks
Catherine Demesmeaker ... in memory of
Claire Denis ... acknowledgment: advice and inspiration
Alex Descas ... personal thanks
Don Donigi ... special thanks: Du Art Film Labs, NYC
Richard Edson ... personal thanks (as Richie Edson)
Maurizio Fedel ... special thanks
Didier Flamand ... personal thanks (as Didier Flamande)
Flea ... personal thanks
Margaret Flemming ... special thanks
Alice Fries ... special thanks
Carol Fries ... special thanks
Enrico Ghezzi ... personal thanks
Jim Gillam ... special thanks (as Jim Gilliam)
Doc Gooden ... personal thanks
Otto Grokenberger ... personal thanks (as Otto)
Priscilla Guastavino ... special thanks (as Prescilla Guastavino)
Joe Hirata ... personal thanks
Masaaki Hisamatsu ... special thanks
Tom Jarmusch ... personal thanks (as Tom J.)
Aki Kaurismäki ... personal thanks (as Aki)
Mika Kaurismäki ... personal thanks (as Mika)
Kazuko Kawakita ... special thanks
Phil Kline ... personal thanks
Robert Krywicki ... special thanks (as Robert Kriwicki)
Jules Labat ... special thanks
Cinqué Lee ... personal thanks (as Cinqué)
Joie Lee ... personal thanks (as Joie)
Spike Lee ... personal thanks (as Spike)
Leningrad Cowboys ... personal thanks (as The Leningrad Cowboys)
Colin Leventhal ... special thanks
Barbara Lucey ... special thanks
John Lurie ... personal thanks
Mairi MacDonald ... special thanks
Marie-Christine Malbert ... special thanks (as Marie Christine Malbert)
Leonard Marcel ... special thanks
Bob Mastronardi ... special thanks: Du Art Film Labs, NYC
Alex Matchan ... special thanks
Matthias ... personal thanks
Charles McDonald ... special thanks
Marco Melani ... personal thanks
Robby Müller ... personal thanks
Morag Naylor ... special thanks
Bill Nisselson ... special thanks: Sound One
Seiichiro Niwa ... special thanks
Guendalina Ponti ... special thanks
Rockets Redglare ... personal thanks
Elisa Resegotti ... special thanks
Bob Rodriguez ... special thanks
Francesco Romanelli ... special thanks
Gianni Rosi ... special thanks
Tom Rothman ... personal thanks (as Tommy Rothman)
Dick Rude ... personal thanks
Bill Ryan ... special thanks
Gaby Salter ... personal thanks (as Gabby)
Luc Sante ... personal thanks
Joe Santi ... special thanks
Louis Sarno ... personal thanks
Sandra Schulberg ... special thanks
Hayao Shibata ... special thanks
Charles Silver ... personal thanks (as Chuck Silver)
Enzo Sisti ... special thanks
Ellen Smith ... personal thanks
Lindzee Smith ... personal thanks (as Lindzee)
Ira Spiegel ... special thanks
Joe Strummer ... personal thanks (as Joe)
Hideaki Suda ... special thanks
Sun Ra ... personal thanks
Tom Surgal ... special thanks
Stella Theodoulou ... special thanks
Bryan Unger ... special thanks (as G. Bryan Unger)
Paula Vaccaro ... personal thanks (as Paula)
Steve Vermilye ... personal thanks
Fabienne Vonier ... special thanks
Wim Wenders ... personal thanks (as Wim)
Finn Wintersen ... special thanks
Steven Wright ... personal thanks
Alice Young ... special thanks
Irwin Young ... special thanks: Du Art Film Labs, NYC
Armando Zappi ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

A collection of five stories involving cab drivers in five different cities. Los Angeles - A talent agent for the movies discovers her cab driver would be perfect to cast, but the cabbie is reluctant to give up her solid cab driver's career. New York - An immigrant cab driver is continually lost in a city and culture he doesn't understand. Paris - A blind girl takes a ride with a cab driver from the Ivory Coast and they talk about life and blindness. Rome - A gregarious cabbie picks up an ailing man and virtually talks him to death. Helsinki - an industrial worker gets laid off and he and his compatriots discuss the bleakness and unfairness of love and life and death. Written by Ed Sutton

Plot Keywords
Taglines Five Taxis. Five Cities. One Night. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Une nuit sur Terre (France)
  • LANewYorkParisRomeHelsinki (United States)
  • Noche en la Tierra (Spain)
  • Uma Noite Sobre a Terra (Brazil)
  • Éjszaka a Földön (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 129 min
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Box Office

Budget $3,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Much of Roberto Benigni's dialogue was unscripted and was spontaneously improvised by the actor. See more »
Goofs Cameras and studio lights are very visible in the sunglasses of the drivers in Los Angeles and Rome. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Lethal Weapon 3/The Favour, the Watch and the Very Big Fish/The Waterdance/Night on Earth/All the Vermeers in New York (1992). See more »
Soundtracks Back in the Good Old World See more »
Crazy Credits During the end credits, the titles of the crew members are in the language of the place/unit they worked in (ie the Helsinki unit's credits are in Finnish, and so on). See more »
Quotes Paris Driver: Don't blind people usually wear dark glasses?
Blind Woman: Do they? I've never seen a blind person.
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