R | | Crime, Drama
A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, while attempting to save a twelve-year-old prostitute in the process.
The second movie in which Robert De Niro's character is a Vietnam Veteran. The first being Hi, Mom! (1970). He later went on to play two other Vietnam War veterans in The Deer Hunter (1978) and Jacknife (1989).
Harry, answer that.
Personnel Officer: So whaddya want to hack for, Bickle?
Travis Bickle: I can't sleep nights.
Personnel Officer: There's porno theaters for that.
Travis Bickle: Yeah, I know. I tried that.
Personnel Officer: So what do you do now?
Travis Bickle: Well, I ride around nights mostly... subways, buses... I figure, you know, if I'm ...
When Travis puts the 380 Walther on the suitcase with the other guns, they are are side by side at the same angle. In the next shot, the Walther is at a different angle.
$28,262,574 (USA) (31 December 1996)
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