Taxi Driver

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Taxi Driver
Taxi driver movieposter.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directit bi Martin Scorsese
Produced bi
Written bi Paul Schrader
Starnin
Muisic bi Bernard Herrmann
Cinematografie Michael Chapman
Eeditit bi
Production
company
  • Bill/Phillips Productions
  • Italo/Judeo Productions
Distributit bi Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • Februar 8, 1976 (1976-02-08)
Runnin time
113 minutes
Kintra Unitit States
Leid Inglis
Budget $1.9 million[1][2]
Box office $28.3 million[3]

Taxi Driver is a 1976 American crime drama movie directed bi Martin Scorsese. It stars Robert De Niro as lonely taxi driver Travis Bickle. The movie an aa stars Jodie Foster as a 12 year auld girl named Iris who is a child prostitute.

Travis is a marine who focht in the Vietnam War. When he comes back tae Americae, he is lonely an depressed, an becomes violent. He starts wirkin as a taxi driver in New York City. he tries, unsuccessfully, tae date a woman cried Betsy. He later tries an fails tae assassinate the poleetical candidate Betsy is tryin tae help elect. Ane nicht Iris gets intae his taxi an asks for his help. She is a child prostitute an wants tae run away frae her pimp. Travis then buys guns, an goes tae kill Iris' pimp. He kills a few fowk involved, includin her pimp, an then is shot. In the end, he is hailed as a hero, an returns tae drivin his cab.

John Hinckley, Jr. saw the film mony times. He wantit tae impress actress Jodie Foster. He trit tae assassinate Preses Ronald Reagan bi shootin him. Reagan survivit the 1981 attack.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. F. Dick, Bernard (1992). Columbia Pictures: Portrait of a Studio. University Press of Kentucky. p. 193. 
  2. Grist, Leighton (2000). The Films of Martin Scorsese, 1963-77: Authorship and Context. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 130. 
  3. "Taxi Driver (1976)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 

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