R | | Crime, Drama
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.
In the diner scene, 12-year-old Iris adds sugar to her toast which is already covered with jelly. Some viewers interpret this character trait as Iris still being a kid at heart however this was not the intention. The other hooker that Iris follows ... ...
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 is shopping for a gun, the first semi-auto he picks up is misidentified as a 'Colt .25 automatic'. The pistol in question is a Smith & Wesson Model 61 Escort, and it was only produced in .22 LR, not the .25 ACP.
Original UK cinema and video versions suffered a very brief 1 second sound cut to the scene where Iris unzips Travis's fly in the bedroom. The BBFC finally restored this cut in 1993.
The Pilgrim, Chapter 33
Written by Kris Kristofferson
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