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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
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Corky
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Rock Manager
Alan Randolph Scott ...
Rock Musician #1
Anthony Portillo ...
Rock Musician #2
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Helmut Grokenberger
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YoYo
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Angela
Richard Boes ...
Cab Driver #1
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Driver - Paris
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Blind Woman
Pascal N'Zonzi ...
Passenger #1 (as Pascal Nzonzi)
Emile Abossolo M'bo ...
Passenger #2 (as Émile Abossolo-M'bo)
Stéphane Boucher ...
Man in Accident (as Stephane Boucher)
Noel Kaufmann ...
Man on Motorcycle
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Driver - Rome
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Priest
Gianni Schettino ...
Transvestite #1
Antonio Ragusa ...
Transvestite #2 (as Antonino Ragusa)
Nicola Facondo ...
Lover
Camilla Begnoni ...
Lover
Romolo Di Biasi ...
Angry Driver
Donatella Servadio ...
Dispatcher - Rome (voice)
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Mika
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Man #1
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Man #2
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Man #3
Eija Vilpas ...
Dispatcher - Helsinki (voice)
Jaakko Talaskivi ...
Factory Worker #1
Klaus Heydemann ...
Factory Worker #2
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
Kimmo Taavila ... assistant editor: Helsinki
John Dowdell ... hd colorist (uncredited)
Joe Fineman ... post-production consultant (uncredited)

Set Decoration by

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Johan le Tenoux

Makeup Department

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Jean-Charles Bachelier ... hair stylist: Paris
Gina Belafonte ... hair stylist: 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
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
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
Kari Laine ... set decorator: Helsinki
Johan le Tenoux ... set decorator: Los Angeles
Laurent Saimond ... set decorator: Paris
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
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

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
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
Ilkka Paloniemi ... electrician: Helsinki
Christine Parry ... still photographer: New York
René Pequignot ... key grip: Paris
Antonio Ponti ... assistant camera
Alberto Salandri ... electrician: Rome
Nicolas Sand ... gaffer / 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

Casting Department

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Susan Shopmaker ... extras casting: New York

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Magda Bava ... costume designer: Rome
Holly Davis ... wardrobe assistant: Los Angeles
Claire Fraisse ... costume designer: Paris
Barbara Gordon ... costume designer: Los Angeles
Tina Seppo ... costume designer: Helsinki
Alexandra Welker ... costume designer: New York

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
Mule Patterson ... musician: percussion
Jim Sotet ... musical advisor
Clark Suprynowitz ... musician: bass
Francis Thumm ... musician: keyboards

Transportation Department

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Thomas H. Beattie ... driver: New York (as Thomas Beattie)
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)
Brian Maxwell ... driver: New York

Other crew

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Haije Alanoja ... production secretary: Helsinki
Erkki Astala ... production secretary: Helsinki
Randall Balsmeyer ... title designer
Varda Bar-Kar ... script supervisor: Los Angeles (as Varda Hardy)
Beth Bernstein ... assistant coordinator: Los Angeles
Elisabeth Chochoy ... script supervisor: Paris
Mark Choi ... production assistant: Los Angeles (as Mark Hunshik Choi)
Randy Day ... key set production assistant: Los Angeles
Michele De Lorimier ... production assistant: New York (as Michele de Lorimier)
Simon Egleton ... production assistant: New York
Martine Etchegaray ... production secretary: Paris
Mark Frazier ... production assistant / production assistant: New York
Sandra Grubb ... assistant coordinator: Los Angeles (as Sandy Grubb)
Gene Hess ... production assistant: Los Angeles (as Eugene Hess)
Elizabeth Kaczmarzyk ... script supervisor: second unit, New York (as Elizabeth Kaczmarczyk)
Jody Katz ... travel arrangements: Hoffman Travel Service, Inc.
Daniel Kaufman ... production assistant (as Danny Kaufman)
Danny Kaufman ... production assistant: Los Angeles
Lisa Krueger ... script supervisor: New York
Didier Landureau ... production assistant: Paris
Gary Francis Minor ... production assistant: New York
Suzanne Molière ... office production assistant
Susan O'Leary ... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Giorgia Onofri ... script supervisor: Rome
Thomas Patrick Petrilla ... production assistant
Lucy Pollak ... production assistant: Los Angeles
Edward Pollard ... production assistant: New York
Leo Santos ... production assistant: New York
Cornelius Schultze-Kraft ... office production assistant
Danielle Sotet ... production auditor
Cassis Birgit Staudt ... production coordinator (as Birgit Staudt)
Molly Van Vleck ... production assistant: Los Angeles
Susanna Virtanen ... production consultant
Yvonne Woods ... production assistant: New York
Mandana Yamin ... production assistant: Los Angeles

Thanks

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Claire Denis ... acknowledgment: advice and inspiration

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Storyline

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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)
  • Noc na zemlji (Slovenia)
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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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