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Taxi 2 (2000)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 6 October 2000 (USA)
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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samy Naceri ... Daniel Morales
Frédéric Diefenthal ... Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec
Marion Cotillard ... Lilly Bertineau
Emma Wiklund 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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Tårnhøj bilakrobatik på hvinende dæk![Denmark] See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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:

FRF 70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$273,170, 6 October 2000

Gross USA:

$729,844

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,829,844
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

The bullet-proof Peugeot has black tinted windows in the aircraft hanger except when the airbags go off - you can see the driver squashed inside the car. See more »

Quotes

Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec: [subtitled version]
[Émilien has the escaping ninjas cornered in a dead end]
Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec: Ha-ha-ha-ha, oh yes, Marseille is complicated. Full of small streets. And you'll see that the cells aren't big either.
[points his gun at them]
Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec: Line up, face down, hands on your back, I'm warning you, I'm the shooting champion of the department, stop doing the Mario! You speak French?
[ninjas suddenly form a circle leaning towards each other with their hands on each other's shoulder]
Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec: Watch out! Warned you! Me do police ...
[...]
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Connections

References The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

A Paris
Music by Francis Lemarque
Lyrics by Francis Lemarque
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Much funnier than the first
15 February 2004 | by maartenvankrimpenSee all my reviews

Taxi 2 is an action-comedy. No serious drama, interesting story or a Oscar-winning comedy. Just a ordinary, very funny comedy.

Samy Naceri and Frederic Diefenthal return when a Japanese minister comes to France for some kind of new defense strategy. Of course, that strategy has to be showed, and than it goes wrong. The Japanese minister is kidnapped and the police tries with the help of Samy Naceri to get him back.

The final of the film is a bit overdone, when almost a dozen police-cars hit each other near to the Eiffel tower. Absolutely not realistic, but that's not such a bad thing, isn't it? It's the result of a great car-chase before, and the things that happen then are so dumb but so funny; irresistible. The greatest moment of the movie is when Samy Naceri, Frederic Diefenthal, some Japanese girl and the military father of Samy Naceri's girlfriend jump out of a plane. And when they come down...great, great, great, great!

Taxi 2 is a real must-see. Typically French, but great fun.


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