R | | Crime, Drama
A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, while attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
The film's most famous musical theme - the sensuous, saxophone-driven "So Close to Me Blues" - was only partly composed by Bernard Herrmann. Martin Scorsese wanted a smooth jazz cue to underscore a scene with Iris and her pimp Sport. Jazz was not Herrmann's forte, so he asked his... ...
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 ...
Iris's hair is first tucked under the bows of the green glasses, then, without her touching it, her hair is untucked.
$28,262,574 (USA) (31 December 1996)
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