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Taxi 2 (2000)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 6 October 2000 (USA)
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Police inspector Emilien and his taxi-driver pal Daniel are back, this time on the tail of a group of Japanese yakuza.

Director:

Gérard Krawczyk

Writer:

Luc Besson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Samy Naceri ... Daniel Morales
Frédéric Diefenthal ... Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec
Marion Cotillard ... Lilly Bertineau
Emma Wiklund ... Petra (as Emma Sjöberg)
Bernard Farcy ... Commissaire Gibert
Jean-Christophe Bouvet ... Général Edmond Bertineau
Frédérique Tirmont Frédérique Tirmont ... Mother (as Frederique Tirmont)
Marc Faure Marc Faure ... French minister
Haruhiko Hirata Haruhiko Hirata ... Japanese minister
Tsuyu Shimizu ... Yuli (as Tsuyu)
Ko Suzuki Ko Suzuki ... Katano
Yoshi Oida ... Yuke Tsumoto
Kentaro Kentaro ... Yakuza
Hiro Uchiyama Hiro Uchiyama ... Master hypnotist (as Hira Uchiyama)
Onochi Seietsu Onochi Seietsu ... Master hypnotist
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Storyline

The Japanese ambassaor is visiting Marseilles to view the city police's anti-gang tactics. During the visit, however, he is kidnapped by a group working for the Japanese yakuza. Young officer Emilien is determined to rescue the ambassador and officer Petra (his girlfriend), who was also kidnapped, and restore the honor of his department. Once again, speed demon taxi-driver Daniel (from the first Taxi movie) is called upon to save the day with his high-speed driving skills. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

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Trivia

Was originally released with 836 prints, the largest number ever for a film in France, surpassing the previous 797 print record in France held by Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). See more »

Goofs

When arriving at the airport, the taxi switches from normal windows to black tinted windows and back. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Daniel Morales: Ninja!
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Connections

References Rocky (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

À Paris
Music by Francis Lemarque
Lyrics by Francis Lemarque
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Fast, furious and fun!
24 January 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

This is definitely better than the original, it's more efficiently directed, faster in pace and funnier. The plot may be predictable, there are occasional moments of weak dialogue and Marion Cotilard who was so sublime as Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose is given little to do as Lilly. That said, it is very funny, with some good gags. Plus the french locations are stunning, the car chases are awesome and the martial arts sequences are absolutely great. Other pluses are the snappy direction, a cool soundtrack and a smoking hot Emma Sjoberg (aka Wiklund). Also the pace is faster, and other than Sjoberg another standout was Bernard Farcy as Chief Inspector Gilbert who was hilarious at times. All in all, this is a fun sequel, and better than the first film in my opinion. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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Country:

France

Language:

French | Japanese | German

Release Date:

6 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Taksi 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF70,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$626,164

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,726,164
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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