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Martin Scorsese

Taxi Driver

Director Martin Scorsese Composer Bernard Herrmann Cast Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel
114' - 1976 - Crime, Drama - Dialogue: Spanish, English, Spanish, English
Taxi Driver is an alarmingly plausible character study of Vietnam vet Travis Bickle (De Niro), an alienated insomniac who spends his nights driving a New York cab. Much of what we see of the city is viewed through his windshield. After long night shifts, he still can't sleep and spends hours in porno theatres or alone in his squalid room. He has nothing but contempt for the "scum" he sees all around him and prophesies that someday a big rain will come and clean all the filth from the streets. De Niro's world brightens a little when he sees a beautiful blonde woman, Betsy (Cybill Shepherd), in the campaign offices of presidential candidate Charles Palantine (Leonard Harris). He quickly develops a crush on her, and she finds him intriguing enough to agree to go out with him.

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Martin Scorsese


Bernard Herrmann


Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel


Paul Schrader

Director of Photography

Michael Chapman


Tom Rolf, Melvin Shapiro


Julia Phillips, Michael Phillips

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Spanish, English, Spanish, English

Countries of production

United States of America




Martin Scorsese
Vesuvius VI (short, 1959), What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? (short, 1963), It's Not Just You, Murray! (short, 1964), New York City... Melting Point (1966), Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967), The Big Shave (short, 1967), The Honeymoon Killers (1970), Street Scenes (1970), Boxcar Bertha (1972), Mean Streats (1973), Italianamerican (1974), Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), Taxi Driver (1976), New York, New York (1977), The Last Waltz (1978), American Boy: A Profile of - Steven Prince (1978), Raging Bull (1980), The King of Comedy (1982), After Hours (1985), The Color of Money (1986), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), The Last Temptation of Christ: On Location in Morocco (1988), New York Stories (1989), Goodfellas (1990), Made in Milan (short, 1990), Cape Fear (1991), The King of Ads (1991), The Age of Innocence (1993), Casino (1995), Kundun (1997), My Voyage to Italy (1999), Bringing Out the Dead (1999), The Neighborhood (short, 2001), Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator (2004), The Departed (2006), The Key to Reserva (short, 2007), Shine a Light (2008), Shutter Island (2010), Bleu de Chanel (short, 2010) A Letter to Elia (2010), Public Speaking (2010), George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011), Hugo (2011), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), The 50 Year Argument (2014), The Audition (short, 2015), Silence (2016), Rolling Thunder Revue (2019), The Irishman (2019), Personality Crisis: One Night Only (2022), Killers of the Flower Moon (2023)