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Taxi to the Dark Side ()


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Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan.

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 4 nominations.
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Narrator (voice)
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Soldier - New York Studio Shoot Reenactment
Moazzam Begg ...
Himself - Torture Victim (as Moazzam Beg)
Christopher Beiring ...
Himself - Captain
Willie Brand ...
Himself - Military Police
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Himself (archiveFootage)
Jack Cafferty ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Brian Cammack ...
Himself - Military Police
William Cassara ...
Himself - Attorney
Doug Cassel ...
Himself - Professor
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Himself (archiveFootage)
Jack Cloonan ...
Himself - Former FBI Agent
Damien Corsetti ...
Himself - Military Interrogator
Thomas Curtis ...
Himself - Sergeant: Military Police
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Soldier - New York studio shoot reenactment
Ken Davis ...
Himself - US Army Sgt.
Lynndie England ...
Herself (archiveFootage)
Tommy Franks ...
Himself - General (archiveFootage)
Carlotta Gall ...
Herself - New York Times Reporter
John Galligan ...
Himself - Attorney
Frank Gibney ...
Himself (as Frank B. Gibney)
Tim Golden ...
Himself - New York Times Reporter
Alberto Gonzales ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Charles A. Graner ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Gita Gutierrez ...
Herself - Attorney
David Hayden ...
Himself - Colonel (archiveFootage)
Donald O. Hebb ...
Himself - Behavioral Psychologist
Scott Hennen ...
Himself (archiveFootage) (voice)
Jay Hood ...
Himself - Brigadier General
Scott Horton ...
Himself - President of the International League for Human Rights
John Hutson ...
Himself - Rear Admiral
Maan Kaassamani ...
Detainee - New York studio shoot reenactment
Anthony Lagouranis ...
Himself - Military Intelligence (as Tony Lagouranis)
Eric Lahammer ...
Himself - Military Interrogator
Carl Levin ...
Himself - Member on the Senate Armed Services Committee
Steven Loring ...
Himself - Sergeant
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Himself (archiveFootage)
Alfred W. McCoy ...
Himself - Professor of Political History
James McGarrah ...
Himself - Rear Admiral
Dan McNeill ...
Himself - General (archiveFootage) (voice)
Geoffrey D. Miller ...
Himself - Major General (archiveFootage)
Alberto J. Mora ...
Himself - General Counsel of the US Navy
Anthony Morden ...
Himself - Sergeant: Military Police
Dan Mori ...
Himself - Major
Richard Myers ...
Himself - General, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (archiveFootage)
Karyn Plonsky ...
Soldier - New York studio shoot reenactment
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Himself (archiveFootage)
Jack Reed ...
Himself - Member on the Senate Armed Services Committee (archiveFootage)
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Herself (archiveFootage)
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Himself (archiveFootage)
Selena Salcedo ...
Herself - Sergeant
Randall M. Schmidt ...
Himself - Lieutenant General
Clive Stafford Smith ...
Himself - Lawyer
Glendale Walls ...
Himself - Military Intelligence
Lawrence Wilkerson ...
Himself - US Army Colonel
Tom Wilner ...
Himself - Attorney
Carolyn A. Wood ...
Herself - Captain (archiveFootage)
John Yoo ...
Himself - US Department of Justice
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Alex Gibney

Written by

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Alex Gibney ... (written by)

Produced by

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Sidney Blumenthal ... executive producer
Don Edkins ... executive producer: Steps International
Hans Robert Eisenhauer ... commissioning editor: ZDF/Arte
Martin Fisher ... co-producer (as Marty Fisher)
Blair Foster ... co-producer
Jannat Gargi ... Imaging Producer
Alex Gibney ... producer
Don Glascoff ... executive producer
Mette Heide ... executive producer: Steps International
Mette Hoffman Meyer ... executive producer
Robert Johnson ... executive producer
Sloane Klevin ... co-producer
Eva Orner ... producer
Susannah Shipman ... producer
Jedd Wider ... executive producer
Todd Wider ... executive producer

Music by

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Ivor Guest
Robert Logan

Cinematography by

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Maryse Alberti
Greg Andracke

Film Editing by

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Sloane Klevin

Editorial Department

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Marc Brown ... film output: digital intermediate
Eric Bruggemann ... additional editor
Tim Farrell ... on-line editor: Version2
Nick Fraser ... commissioning editor: BBC Storyville
Lindy Jankura ... assistant editor
Jonathan Liebert ... digital cinema mastering
Scot Olive ... colorist: PostWorks (as Scott Olive)
Leigh Anne Sides ... assistant editor
Don Wyllie ... on-line editor: high definition. Frame: Runner

Art Department

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Michael Ahern ... carpenter: New York studio shoot, reenactment (as Mike Ahern)
Joe Cairo ... art director: New York studio shoot, reenactment
Amanda Ford ... production designer: New York studio shoot, reenactment
Gina Freedman ... props: New York studio shoot, reenactment

Sound Department

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Felix Andrew ... sound mixer
Mike Boyle ... additional sound (as Michael Boyle)
Travis Call ... audio post supervisor
Margaret Crimmins ... sound designer
Jim Daumeyer ... additional sound
Don Grissom ... additional sound
Michael Isabell ... additional sound
Steve Osmon ... sound mixer
James Peterson ... additional sound (as Jimmy Peterson)
Brenda Ray ... additional sound
Len Schmitz ... additional sound
Greg Smith ... sound designer
Paul Thompson ... additional sound
Tony Volante ... re-recording mixer
Claudia Woloshin ... additional sound

Visual Effects by

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Craig Davis ... visual effects designer: Version2
Tim Farrell ... visual effects designer: Version2
Jannat Gargi ... Digital Intermediate Producer
Lydia Holness ... head of production: Version2 / visual effects producer: Version2
Kelley McDermott ... visual effects producer: Version2
Mike McKenna ... visual effects designer: Version 2
Rebecca Mitchell ... assistant visual effects producer: Version2
Federico Saenz-Recio ... visual effects designer: Version2
Kieran Walsh ... inferno artist: Version2 / visual effects creative director: Version2

Stunts

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Elliot Santiago ... stunt coordinator: New York studio shoot, reenactment

Camera and Electrical Department

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Felix Andrew ... additional cinematographer
Ben Bloodwell ... assistant camera
Mariusz Cichon ... assistant camera
Nate Clapp ... assistant camera (as Nate Clap)
Luis Colon ... grip
Matt Green ... additional cinematographer
Andrew B. Hansen ... gaffer (as Andrew Hanson)
Roger Holliday ... assistant camera (as Roger Holiday)
Peter Jouvenal ... additional cinematographer
Idris Kabulzad ... additional cinematographer
Brian Leach ... gaffer
Chris Li ... additional cinematographer
Alan McIntyre Smith ... gaffer (as Alan Smith)
Étienne Sauret ... additional cinematographer (as Etienne Sauret)
Brett Wiley ... additional cinematographer
Claudia Woloshin ... assistant camera

Animation Department

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Craig Davis ... animator: Version2
Tim Farrell ... animator: Version2
Mike McKenna ... animator: Version2
Federico Saenz-Recio ... animator: Version2

Casting Department

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Daphne McWilliams ... executive director of casting: New York studio shoot, reenactment
Christine Nelson ... casting: New York studio shoot, reenactment

Music Department

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Fred Ala ... musician: acoustic guitar
Cameron Craig ... recording and mix engineer
Amar Dhanjan ... musician: singer
Adam Green ... musician: steel guitar and electric guitar
Mario Grigorov ... composer: additional music
Ivor Guest ... musician: keyboards and arrangements
Robert Logan ... musician: keyboards
Faheem Mahzar ... musician: singer
John McCullough ... music supervisor
Philip Sheppard ... musician: cello and electric cello
Paul Wassif ... musician: dobro

Other crew

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Lisa Andracke ... production assistant
Richard Dworkin ... transcripts: Transcripts Associates
Jacqueline Eckhouse ... production counsel: Sloss Law (as Jackie Eckhouse)
Salimah El-Amin ... researcher (as Salimah El Amin)
Ben Fine ... end titles
Jennifer Zolten Freed ... production accountant (as Jennifer Freed)
Garren Givens ... intern
Lisa Gray ... intern
Rahmat Haqmal ... translator
Erin Heidenreich ... sales agent
Charlie Hoxie ... intern
Nick Johnson ... intern
David Joray ... production assistant
Barbara Karen ... production accountant
Marzia Milanesi ... publicist
Dana O'Keefe ... sales agent
Amanda Ritchie ... production assistant
Peter Russotti ... production coordinator
Marcia Rutledge ... insurance: Marsh Entertainment Insurance
Hanif Sherzad ... fixer: Afghanistan
Ben Sozanski ... production assistant / researcher
Robert Stein ... legal counsel: Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn
Rebecca Wexler ... intern
Crystal Whelan ... production coordinator
Jordan Young ... production assistant

Thanks

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Frank Gibney ... dedicatee (as Frank B. Gibney)

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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  • Version2 (graphics and visual effects)

Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Using the torture and death in 2002 of an innocent Afghan taxi driver as the touchstone, this film examines changes after 9/11 in U.S. policy toward suspects in the war on terror. Soldiers, their attorneys, one released detainee, U.S. Attorney John Yoo, news footage and photos tell a story of abuse at Bagram Air Base, Abu Ghraib, and Guantanamo Bay. From Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Gonzalez came unwritten orders to use any means necessary. The CIA and soldiers with little training used sleep deprivation, sexual assault, stress positions, waterboarding, dogs and other terror tactics to seek information from detainees. Many speakers lament the loss of American ideals in pursuit of security. Written by

Plot Keywords
Taglines In 2002, a young cab driver picked up a few passengers near his home in Afghanistan... He never returned. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Un taxi pour l'enfer (France)
  • Taxi zur Hölle (Germany)
  • Taxi al lado oscuro (Spain)
  • Taxi cap a la foscor (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Pros ti skoteini meria tis dimokratias (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 106 min
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Box Office

Budget $1,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $13,656, 20 Jan 2008

Did You Know?

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Movie Connections Featured in Vantage Point/Diary of the Dead/Charlie Bartlett/Be Kind Rewind/Taxi to the Dark Side (2008). See more »
Soundtracks In My Little Corner of the World See more »
Quotes Damien Corsetti - Military Interrogator: You put people into a crazy situation, people will do crazy things.
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