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Taxi (1998)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 20 November 1998 (USA)
To work off his tarnished driving record, a hip taxi driver must chauffeur a loser police inspector on the trail of German bank robbers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Daniel Morales
... Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec
... Lilly Bertineau
Manuela Gourary ... Camille Coutant-Kerbalec
Emma Wiklund ... Petra (as Emma Sjöberg)
... Commissaire Gibert
Georges Neri ... Joe
Guy Quang ... Pizza Joe Motorcyclist
Maurice Murcia ... Pensioned Taxi Driver
Sabine Bail ... Femme Préfecture
Dan Herzberg ... Paulo
Sébastien Thiery ... Driving Instructor
Eric Bérenger ... Butcher (as Eric Berenger)
... Passenger to Airport
Christophe Fesquet ... Flic Radar #1
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In Marseilles (France), skilled pizza delivery boy Daniel who drives a scooter finally has his dreams come true. He gets a taxi license. Caught by the police for a huge speed infraction, he will help Emilien, a loser inspector who can't drive, on the track of German bank robbers, so he doesn't lose his license and his dream job. Written by Cyril Morcrette <cyril@ceci.mit.edu>

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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20 November 1998 (USA)  »

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Budget:

FRF 53,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$76,688, 13 November 1998

Gross USA:

$268,254

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,486,269
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2.35 : 1
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Shot over a period of 30 days. See more »

Goofs

At the movie beginning, when Daniel with Lilly celebrate and start to watching scooter's parade, he put his hand on her shoulder. But from distance camera view they stand separate without touching each other and that change couple times between shots. See more »

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Client aéroport
by Akhenaton, La Cosca
Guitar: Kamil Rustam
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Cool, Clean, Comic, Car Caper on Crack!
3 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

Why do people take films such as this SO seriously. Besson doesn't have to make the same film every time, he might want to do something for a laugh at some point, and that's what he's done here. The film is COOL to the maximum from the setting to the acting to the location to the soundtrack. It is a well rounded little baby of a film that Besson has knocked up in his spare time and just proves what an all round top bloke he is. Go see this film with an open mind and you can't fault it simple easy clean storyline lets the movie flow and move easily and when you stack on the petrolhead action on top of the layer of humour (which was okay) and put between good start sequence and highly amusing plot ending bread, you've got a veritable good movie sandwich. Once again French film is proven to be quite brilliant. Give this to some blockbuster US outfit and they'll create some half-assed dross that feels like walking through bubblegum. Instead its quick, slick and an all round top flick. Only the Italian Job comes close.


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