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D.C. Cab (1983)

The tale of a hapless group of cabbies and a rundown cab company owned by Harold. Albert comes to town with a dream of starting his own cab company but needs to motivate Harold's employees ... See full summary »

Director:

Joel Schumacher

Writers:

Topper Carew (story), Joel Schumacher (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Gail ... Harold
Adam Baldwin ... Albert Hockenberry
Mr. T ... Samson
Charlie Barnett Charlie Barnett ... Tyrone
Gary Busey ... Dell
Gloria Gifford ... Miss Floyd
Marsha Warfield ... Ophelia
Bill Maher ... Baba
Otis Day ... Bongo (as DeWayne Jessie)
Paul Rodriguez ... Xavier
Whitman Mayo ... Mr. Rhythm
Peter Paul ... Buddy (as Peter Barbarian)
David Paul ... Buzzy (as David Barbarian)
Irene Cara ... Herself
Diana Bellamy ... Maudie
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Storyline

The tale of a hapless group of cabbies and a rundown cab company owned by Harold. Albert comes to town with a dream of starting his own cab company but needs to motivate Harold's employees to want to make something out of themselves. It is only when Albert is kidnapped that the cabbies must decide whether or not they are loyal to Albert and his cause. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Pity the fool who messes with Mr. T. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Action

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Capitol Cab See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,564,530, 18 December 1983, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,134,627
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The names of the taxi companies were The Emerald Cab Co. and The D.C. Cab Co. Their main colors were green and yellow respectively. See more »

Goofs

When the Barbarian Brothers are bringing Mr. T and Harold (standing on a ladder) the second part of the new DC cab sign the next scene shows all the cabies cheering as the hang the sign, yet Harold and Mr. T are now on the ground and in different clothing. See more »

Quotes

Tyrone: Albert, if I get killed I'm gonna kick your ass!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits, The Angel Of Death gets into Tyrone's cab. He says, "I am the Angel of Death, take me to Hell", to which Tyrone responds, "Got any Luggage?" See more »


Soundtracks

One More Time Around The Block Ophelia
Performed by Gary U.S. Bonds
Written by Phil Gladstone and Peter Thom
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User Reviews

 
I pity the fool who is'nt down with the psychic blood brothers of DC Cab!
20 March 2015 | by dworldeaterSee all my reviews

DC Cab is a wildly hilarious and totally unpc comedy classic from the 80's. Adam Baldwin(best known as Animal Mother from Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket) he heads this ensemble cast that also includes Max Gail, Mr. T, Gary Busey, Bill Maher, The Barbarian Brothers and more. This comedy classic has great performances and totally off the wall, colorful characters. They certainly don't make them like this anymore. The pc police would certainly have a fit if something like this was released in today's market. There is plenty of pure insanity and laughter to be had here folks. While DC Cab is raw and unhinged, the characters have a lot of heart. DC Cab comes highly recommended and is one cinematic experience you won't forget.


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