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Dr. Cabbie (2014)

TV-PG | | Comedy | 19 September 2014 (Canada)
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An Indian doctor emigrates to Canada in the hope of starting a new life, but bureaucracy confines him to life as a taxi driver. When he cannot suppress his desire to practice medicine, he begins illegally treating patients from his cab.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vinay Virmani ... Dr. Deepak Veer Chopra
Adrianne Palicki ... Natalie Wilman
Kunal Nayyar ... Tony
Lillete Dubey ... Nellie Chopra
Mircea Monroe ... Rani Sharma
Chris Diamantopoulos ... Colin Hill
Rizwan Manji ... Vijay Sharma
Stephen McHattie ... Pete Donaldson
Judah Katz ... James Whilcher
Tia Bhatia ... Zarah
Isabelle Kaif ... Simone
Kardinal Offishall ... Kardinal
Mocha Mocha ... DJ
Manjeet Ral Manjeet Ral ... Singer
Lilly Singh ... Lily
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Storyline

An unemployed doctor turned cab driver becomes a local hero when he converts his taxi into a mobile clinic. Dr. CABBIE is the heart warming journey of a young Indian Doctor who immigrates to Canada with the selfless ambition of healing others while beginning a new life in the land of opportunity. Dr. CABBIE discovers his true purpose and true love when he embarks upon this journey of a doctor turned cabbie. Written by Lisa Shamata, Unit Publicist

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In the land of opportunity sometimes life can take a detour See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 2014 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Доктор Таксист See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$118,732, 28 November 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$223,003, 5 December 2014
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Salman khan's first international product See more »

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Though this movie is primarily set in Canada, when the police arrest Deepak, they read him the Miranda warning, which is used in the United States, not Canada. See more »

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References Slumdog Millionaire (2008) See more »

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Worth a watch!
18 September 2014 | by r_moran101See all my reviews

Went to the advance screening in Vancouver and had a really good time. The movie is light and funny and had the audience in splits. I'd put this up there with the Harold & Kumar movies - zany comedies with no great intellectual pretences and made purely so the audiences can have 100 minutes of fun and belly laughs. While all the cast members including lead players Vinay Virmani and Adrianne Palicki do a fine job, the surprise package is Kunal Nayyar, better known as Raj. Big Bang Theory fans you're in for a special treat! The story takes the issue of non-recognition of IMGs or International Medical Graduates from many countries not being allowed to practice in Canada despite a shortage of doctors, head on. But mercifully it does so without getting preachy. While the presence of two artists of Indian origin may tempt people to think it will appeal only to a certain demographic, I think Dr. Cabbie is the kind of movie that will be enjoyed by ALL of Canada.


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