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Taxi (1998)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 20 November 1998 (USA)
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To work off his tarnished driving record, a hip taxi driver must chauffeur a loser police inspector on the trail of German bank robbers.

Director:

Gérard Pirès

Writer:

Luc Besson (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samy Naceri ... Daniel Morales
Frédéric Diefenthal ... Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec
Marion Cotillard ... Lilly Bertineau
Manuela Gourary Manuela Gourary ... Camille Coutant-Kerbalec
Emma Wiklund ... Petra (as Emma Sjöberg)
Bernard Farcy ... Commissaire Gibert
Georges Neri Georges Neri ... Joe
Guy Quang Guy Quang ... Pizza Joe Motorcyclist
Maurice Murcia Maurice Murcia ... Pensioned Taxi Driver
Sabine Bail Sabine Bail ... Femme Préfecture
Dan Herzberg ... Paulo
Sébastien Thiery Sébastien Thiery ... Driving Instructor
Eric Bérenger Eric Bérenger ... Butcher (as Eric Berenger)
Philippe du Janerand ... Passenger to Airport
Christophe Fesquet Christophe Fesquet ... Flic Radar #1
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Storyline

In Marseilles (France), skilled pizza delivery boy Daniel who drives a scooter finally has his dreams come true. He gets a taxi license. Caught by the police for a huge speed infraction, he will help Emilien, a loser inspector who can't drive, on the track of German bank robbers, so he doesn't lose his license and his dream job. Written by Cyril Morcrette <cyril@ceci.mit.edu>

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Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French | German | Korean | Portuguese

Release Date:

20 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Taksi See more »

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Budget:

FRF53,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Luc Besson wrote the script in 30 days while waiting for Columbia Pictures to commit to the production go-ahead for The Fifth Element (1997). See more »

Goofs

In the taxi license scene, the clerk on the left side acts as expected as long as she's onscreen, but stops when the camera pans left. Her reflection on the glass pane shows her doing nothing for quite some time. See more »

Quotes

Lilly Bertineau: Flowers! Can we smoke them?
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Connections

References Let's Not Get Angry (1966) See more »

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Le Butin
by Akhenaton, La Cosca
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I just love the car scenes.
15 September 2001 | by martymasterSee all my reviews

This movie has some of the best car scenes ever filmed. The thing that make them so great is that they are filmed on the road in citys and not on closed racing tracks.Not only the driving is superb,but the way it is filmed just makes you wanna stand up and shout "bravo".

The down side of the movie is that it has a very bad plot and some boring scenes.But it is all worth it when the car scenes come. The dialogue is sometimes very funny and so is the french police.

So if you like fast cars and incompetent police officers then this is the movie for you.


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