To work off his tarnished driving record, a hip taxi driver must chauffeur a loser police inspector on the trail of German bank robbers.

Director:

Gérard Pirès

Writer:

Luc Besson (scenario)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Samy Naceri ... Daniel Morales
Frédéric Diefenthal ... Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec
Marion Cotillard ... Lilly Bertineau
Manuela Gourary Manuela Gourary ... Camille Coutant-Kerbalec
Emma Wiklund ... Petra (as Emma Sjöberg)
Bernard Farcy ... Commissaire Gibert
Georges Neri Georges Neri ... Joe
Guy Quang Guy Quang ... Pizza Joe Motorcyclist
Maurice Murcia Maurice Murcia ... Pensioned Taxi Driver
Sabine Bail Sabine Bail ... Femme Préfecture
Dan Herzberg ... Paulo
Sébastien Thiery Sébastien Thiery ... Driving Instructor
Eric Bérenger Eric Bérenger ... Butcher (as Eric Berenger)
Philippe du Janerand ... Passenger to Airport
Christophe Fesquet 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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When Émilien (Frédéric Diefenthal) is taking his driving lessons, the driving school is called G. Pires, just as the director of the film (Gérard Pirès). See more »

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In the scene where Daniel is in bed with Lilly, both are apparently naked. Lilly jumps out of bed and starts putting on her clothes, and Daniel wraps himself in a sheet. For a second you can see that he is wearing dark colored boxers. See more »

Quotes

Daniel Morales: C'est parti!
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Connections

References Grand Prix 2 (1996) See more »

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Ultime poursuite
by Akhenaton, La Cosca
Scratch by DJ Pone
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Lots of fun, action, laughters and spectacular race cars
2 June 2008 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The movie is developed in Marseille where a pizza delivery named Daniel, (Sami Naceri) drives a scooter, though he ultimately gets his wishes, a taxi license. The foul-mouthed cabbie join forces with a bungler inspector, a loser named Emilien(Frederic Diefenthal). Daniel is the fastest cabman with an attractive fiancée(Marion Cotillard), while Emilian goes after a gorgeous Inspector woman(Emma Sjoberg) and commanded by chief Commissaire(Bernard Farcey). The police Inspector is a complete inept behind the car and under skirts his mother. When Daniel is caught for speed infraction, then he's forced to collaborate with Emilien. They pursue a gang of violent German banks robbers and when they are on the heels of the band , the crooks drive a speed demon pursued by the taxi in a fast and furious race cars. This action-comedy film chronicling the relationship between the narrow-minded cabdriver and a botcher cop.

The motion picture blends action packed, cars pursuits, humor, shootouts, rip roaring and is pretty amusing. From the start to the ending the action pace is fast moving, provides fast and furious entertainment with spectacular scenes.Displays nonstop action and is extremely bemusing and hilarious. There are chases galore in breathtaking velocity and with impressive finale race cars, filmed by magnificent stunts and excellent visual effects. Luminous cinematography and adequate musical score fitting to action by Akhenaton. The picture is lavishly produced by great producer and director Luc Besson and well directed by Gerard Pirés. Followed by three sequels : Taxi 2(2000), Taxi 3(2003) y Taxi 4(2007), all directed by Gerard Kraczyc and same actors and an American version with Queen Lafitah and directed by Tim Story. The flick will like to adrenaline lovers and those young people looking amusing and strong emotions, It's a must see for the cars buffs.


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Country:

France

Language:

French | German | Korean | Portuguese

Release Date:

20 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Taxi See more »

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Budget:

FRF53,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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