Daniel, the driver of a very special taxi in Marseille, gets a famous soccer player to the stadium in time and later helps his clumsy police friend Émilien catch the dangerous Belgian after he escaped on Émilien's guard.


Gérard Krawczyk


Luc Besson (scenario)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Samy Naceri ... Daniel Morales
Frédéric Diefenthal ... Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec
Bernard Farcy ... Commissaire Gibert
Emma Wiklund ... Petra (as Emma Sjöberg-Wiklund)
Edouard Montoute ... Alain
Jean-Christophe Bouvet ... Général Edmond Bertineau
Jean-Luc Couchard Jean-Luc Couchard ... Le Belge
François Damiens ... Serge
Mourade Zeguendi Mourade Zeguendi ... Sukk
Driss Spinosa Driss Spinosa ... Léo
Mermoz Melchior Mermoz Melchior ... Maxime
Frédérique Tirmont Frédérique Tirmont ... La Générale
Djibril Cissé ... Self (as Djibril Cisse)
Patrick Poivre d'Arvor ... Self - Le présentateur du JT
Johnson Douyard Johnson Douyard ... Marley


Unlucky, clumsy, charming Marseille PD detective Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec must assist worse-than-Clouseau commissioner Gibert guarding a Belgian criminal reputed as dangerous as - and caged like Hannibal Lector. Émilien's cool friend, taxi driver Daniel Morales, initially only agrees to babysit both their buddy-sons, as Émilien's wife Petra is away on top-secret mission. But soon the Belgian escapes, and while chasing him the mates stumble on a bank robbery and a drug king's palatial villa, where the grand finale reeks havoc. Written by KGF Vissers

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Family


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Daniel Morales: Émilien, if you're so intelligent, tell me.
Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec: What ?
Daniel Morales: This dude just entered his food truck with a tuxedo, and moreover, with a fast-food drive-in bag. Why would he do that ?
Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec: Dunno, maybe their fries are better than his.
Daniel Morales: [sigh] ... You always have an answer for everything, don't ya ?
Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec: Yup, that's why i'm in the Police !
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Followed by Taxi 5 (2018) See more »


Written by Jacob Gade
Performed by Xavier Cugat
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Little high speed action but still very funny
22 May 2019 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

After a prologue where taxi driver Daniel helps football star Djibril Cissé get to the stadium just in time for his first match in Marseilles we get to the main story. A Belgian criminal, known as 'Le Belge' is to be held in Marseilles as he changes plane on the way to his trial in the Congo. Not surprisingly things go very wrong. Le Belge manages to persuade policeman Emilien that he is actually an attaché at the Belgian embassy and that the real criminal escaped before boarding the plane to Marseilles. Once released he takes Daniel's taxi to freedom. Emilien is sacked but with Daniel's help he works to recapture Le Belge with the help of Daniel.

It must be said that for a 'Taxi' film this is somewhat lacking in the series' trademark high-speed action; thankfully it is still hilarious... of course humour is subjective but I enjoyed it so much I laughed till it was hard to read the subtitles! The humour was delightfully silly; a police chief shooting himself with a tranquiliser; a criminal in a leather gimp suit and a protagonist fails to recognise his wife just because she was wearing a wig. The cast does a solid job with most of the regulars returning, although Marion Cotillard is no longer present. Overall I'd recommend this to fans of madcap comedy; just don't expect the high speed hijinks of the previous films.

These comments are based on watching the series in French with English subtitles.

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