1976   USA Taxi Driver
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Director:Martin Scorsese
Studio:Sony Pictures
Writer:Paul Schrader
IMDb Rating:8.5 (196,960 votes)
Awards:Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 9 nominations
Genre:Drama, Thriller
Duration:114 min
Martin Scorsese  ...  (Director)
Paul Schrader  ...  (Writer)
Robert De Niro  ...  Travis Bickle
Jodie Foster  ...  Iris Steensma
Cybill Shepherd  ...  Betsy
Peter Boyle  ...  Wizard
Harvey Keitel  ...  'Sport' Matthew
Leonard Harris  ...  Senator Charles Palantine
Albert Brooks  ...  Tom
Diahnne Abbott  ...  Concession Girl
Frank Adu  ...  Angry Black Man
Gino Ardito  ...  Policeman at Rally
Victor Argo  ...  Melio (as Vic Argo)
Garth Avery  ...  Iris' Friend
Harry Cohn  ...  Cabbie in Bellmore
Copper Cunningham  ...  Hooker in Cab
Brenda Dickson-Weinberg  ...  Soap Opera Woman (as Brenda Dickson)
Brenda Dickson  ...  Soap Opera Woman
Michael Chapman  ...  Cinematographer
Harry Fischler  ...  Dispatcher
Nat Grant  ...  Stick-Up Man
Comments: On every street in every city, there's a nobody who dreams of being a somebody.

Not sure what to make of the fact I have been likened to Travis Bickle, especially since I see the resemblence.

Summary: Vietnam vet Travis Bickle is 26, a loner in the mean streets of New York City, slipping slowly into isolation and violent misanthropy. In solving his insomnia by driving a yellow cab on the night shift, he grows increasingly disgusted by the low-lifes that hang out at night: "Someday a real rain will come and wash all the scum off the streets." His touching attempts to woo Betsy, a Senator's campaign worker, turn sour when he takes her to a porn movie on their first date. He even fails in his attempt to persuade child prostitute Iris to desert her pimp and return to her parents and school. Driven to the edge by powerlessness, he buys four handguns and sets out to assassinate the Senator, heading for the infamy of a 'lone crazed gunman'...

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