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Taxi Driver is the definitive cinematic portrait of loneliness and alienation manifested as violence. It is as if director Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Paul Schrader had tapped into precisely the same source of psychological inspiration ("I just knew I had to make this film," Scorsese would later say), combined with a perfectly timed post-Watergate expression of personal, political, and societal anxiety. Robert De Niro, as the tortured, ex-Marine cab driver Travis Bickle, made movie history with his chilling performance as one of the most memorably intense and vividly realized characters ever committed to film. Bickle is a self-appointed vigilante who views his urban beat as an intolerable cesspool of blighted humanity. He plays guardian angel for a young prostitute (Jodie Foster), but not without violently devastating consequences. This masterpiece, which is not for all tastes, is sure to horrify some viewers, but few could deny the film's lasting power and importance. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Dolby
  • Widescreen

Cast

Diahnne AbbottConcession Girl (as Diahnne Abbot)
Frank AduAngry Black Man
Victor ArgoMelio (as Vic Argo)
Gino ArditoPoliceman at Rally
Garth AveryIris' Friend
Peter BoyleWizard
Albert BrooksTom
Harry CohnCabbie in Bellmore
Copper CunninghamHooker in Cab
Robert De NiroTravis Bickle (as Robert DeNiro)
Brenda DicksonSoap Opera Woman
Harry FischlerDispatcher
Jodie FosterIris
Nat GrantStick-Up Man
Leonard HarrisCharles Palantine
Richard HiggsTall Secret Service Man
Beau KayserSoap Opera Man
Harvey KeitelSport
Victor MagnottaSecret Service Photographer (as Vic Magnotta)
Bob MaroffMafioso (as Robert Maroff)
Norman MatlockCharlie T
Bill MinkinTom's Assistant
Murray MostonIris' Timekeeper (as Murray Mosten)
Harry NorthupDoughboy
Gene PalmaStreet Drummer
Harlan Cary PoeCampaign Worker (as Carey Poe)
Steven PrinceAndy - Gun Salesman
Peter SavageThe John
Martin ScorsesePassenger Watching Silhouette
Cybill ShepherdBetsy
Nicholas ShieldsPalantine's Aide (as Robert Shields)
Ralph S. SingletonT.V. Interviewer (as Ralph Singleton)
Joe SpinellPersonnel Officer
Maria TurnerAngry Hooker on Street
Robin UttCampaign Worker

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Martin Scorsese
  • Producer: Columbia/Tri-Star
  • Length: 113 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaFeb 8, 1976
    JapanSep 18, 1976
    AustraliaJun 10, 1976
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe18
    JapanR-18
    AustraliaR
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaMay 14, 2013
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaSep 9, 1997
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