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.
Rock Hudson was once considered for the role of Charles Palantine, but was not able, due to his commitment to the television series, McMillan & Wife (1971).
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 ...
In the panning shot where Travis runs away from Palantine's bodyguards his chaser can be seen intentionally bumping into two bystanders.
When shown on AMC as the 30th Anniversary Restored edition, it was cut noticeably (but not as heavily as before), and had an extended scene added at the end. This version had the same running length as the original.
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