Taxi

October 8th, 2004







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Plot
A mouthy and feisty taxicab driver has hot tips for a green and inept cop set on solving a string of New York City bank robberies committed by a quartet of female Brazilian bank robbers.

Release Year: 2004

Rating: 4.1/10 (18,274 voted)

Critic's Score: 27/100

Director: Tim Story

Stars: Queen Latifah, Jimmy Fallon, Gisele Bündchen

Storyline
Belle Williams is a speed demon. Flying through the streets of New York in her tricked-out taxi, she's earned a rep as New York's fastest cabbie. But driving a hack is only a pit stop for her real dream: Belle wants to be a race car champion. And she's well on her way--until she's derailed by overeager cop Andy Washburn, whose undercover skills are matched only by his total ineptitude behind the wheel. Washburn, whose lack of vehicular skills has landed him in the precinct doghouse, is hot on the heels of a gang of beautiful Brazilian bank robbers, led by Vanessa, their cold, calculating--and leggy--leader. To nab the evasive crooks, drivers license-less Washburn convinces Belle to team up with him to pursue Vanessa and crew. Belle has carte blanche to drive at any speed and break any law. The car-less cop and speed-demon cabbie--New York's unlikeliest partners-- begin a high-speed game of cat and mouse with the robbers...

Writers: Luc Besson, Robert Ben Garant

Cast:
Queen Latifah - Isabelle 'Belle' Williams
Jimmy Fallon - Andrew 'Andy' Washburn
Henry Simmons - Jesse
Jennifer Esposito - Lt. Marta Robbins
Gisele Bündchen - Vanessa
Ana Cristina de Oliveira - Redhead
Ingrid Vandebosch - Third Robber
Magali Amadei - Fourth Robber
Ann-Margret - Mrs. Washburn
Christian Kane - Agent Mullins
Boris McGiver - Franklin
Adrian Martinez - Brasilian Man
Joe Lisi - Mr. Scalia
Bryna Weiss - Mrs. Scalia
GQ - Stopwatch Messenger

Taglines: He's armed, but she's dangerous.



Details

Official Website: 20th Century Fox [United States] | Official site [Brazil] |

Release Date: 8 October 2004

Filming Locations: 23rd St. & Madison Avenue, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $25,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $12,029,832 (USA) (10 October 2004) (3001 Screens)

Gross: $36,609,966 (USA) (20 February 2005)



Technical Specs

Runtime:  | USA: (extended version)



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Kevin Bray was originally set to direct, but dropped out.

Goofs:
Continuity: When the two silver convertibles are racing alongside the taxi on the freeway, the car on the driver side has its rear windows up in one shot but not in others.

Quotes:
Washburn: So here's the plan, you fake like you're gonna go left, then you go left. Then we catch the bad guys and I'll lay a little sepressifed down from my pisolita
[car hits a bump sending the gun into the backseat, Belle looks at him with disgust]
Washburn: Drive! Drive! Don't look at me! Look at the road!



User Review

The Worst Movie Ever Made

Rating: 1/10

My God. Having watched all of the three french prequels I have to say I was a bit skeptical right from the start, but this is pure madness. Being able to shred such a great movie as "Taxi" into this horrible excuse for a film is beyond me. There are no humor, no story, no acting and no action. It lacks everything you want from this types of films. I have to say that if you were able to see the whole movie in 5 minutes, it wouldn't be worth the time. If you're thinking of seeing this movie and haven't seen the french one, please, do yourself a favor. See the original.

And if any of your friends claims that this movie is worth seeing, he or she is not. Believe in me.









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