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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)  »

Also Known As:

Taksi  »

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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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Daniel can be seen playing Grand Prix 2 in his office See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Daniel Morales: C'est parti!
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A most excellent film...
3 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

I bought this film by accident, not realising it was French, and when I did I just stuck it in a cupboard and thought I'd pass it off onto someone else. Some months later I actually open it up and stick it in, thinking I'd may as well see what I'd bought.

I am VERY glad I did, this film is excellent, and put me onto the path of discovering foreign cinema by starting at the best. Sure it may not have the high budget thrills that Hollywood seem to think are necessary in such films but for breathtaking action and some hilarious comedy moments Taxi is amazing. Filmed on location for a lot of it, there are some stunning shots of Marsielle, the marina and countryside etc.

So for brilliant action, comedy, and a fair bit of sexiness, Taxi is an ideal film. Tres bon!


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