Taxi Driver (1976)

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A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.

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  • Martin Scorsese and Cybill Shepherd in Taxi Driver (1976)
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Director:

Martin Scorsese

Writer:

Paul Schrader

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Trivia

Paul Schrader decided to make Bickle a Vietnam veteran because the national trauma of the war seemed to blend perfectly with Bickle's paranoid psychosis, making his experiences after the war more intense and threatening. Thus, Bickle chooses to drive his taxi anywhere in the city as a way to feed his hatred.


Quotes

Personnel Officer: 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 ...


Goofs

Travis is shown, and buys, a very small S&W Model 61 pistol, silver with white grips, which the black market gun runner misidentifies as being a Colt. Later Travis fires the guns he bought at a shooting range, but the small silver and white pistol is an Italian Armi-Galesi .25 ACP Nickel Pocket Pistol, not a Smith & Wesson. Later still Travis has the S&W Model 61 again.


Alternate Versions

When shown on American terrestrial TV, it was heavily cut by 15 minutes or more. Many dialogue scenes had obvious jumps because of missing pieces, the shooting sequence was made short and confusing, and the following pans down the hallway were removed. This version also had a disclaimer card added before the end credits. There's also a parental advisory before the movie begins.


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The Pilgrim, Chapter 33
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Written by
Kris Kristofferson

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