D.C. Cab

D.C. Cab

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Director: Joel Schumacher, Adam Baldwin, Charlie Barnett, Irene Cara

Cast: Joel Schumacher, Adam Baldwin, Charlie Barnett, Irene Cara

     
 
In this casual, uninvolved comedy running on a low-octane script, a scruffy taxi company is about to be wiped out when its owner Harold (Max Gail) exhorts his cabbies to do what they can to help save the company -- and what they can do turns out to be a surprise to everyone concerned. Saving the day (and the film) are the likeable, eccentric drivers, introduced by

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In this casual, uninvolved comedy running on a low-octane script, a scruffy taxi company is about to be wiped out when its owner Harold (Max Gail) exhorts his cabbies to do what they can to help save the company -- and what they can do turns out to be a surprise to everyone concerned. Saving the day (and the film) are the likeable, eccentric drivers, introduced by means of a new trainee (Adam Baldwin) who rides around with each in turn.

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This distinctly 1980's comedy is a goofy yet crowd-pleasing piece of work. The plot of D.C. Cab feels like an extended-length sitcom crossed with that school of Animal House-derived "slob comedy" that was so popular during the early 1980's. The story basically throws situations and characters at the wall to see what sticks with the audience but it has a genial, sometimes amusingly raunchy style that manages to pull it through. The real attraction is the eclectic collection of actors that drives this ensemble piece: Adam Baldwin and Max Gail make likeable everyman-style heroes while Mr. T shows off the eccentric yet macho charisma that would make him a star on The A-Team and Gary Busey steals every scene he is in as the most manic of the cabbies. Director Joel Schumacher keeps the proceedings light and hangs back so his sprawling cast can do their thing. The end result is a trifle - but it's fairly charming as far as trifles go and is likely to amuse anyone looking to get an 1980's nostalgia fix.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2005
UPC:
0025192619328
Original Release:
1983
Rating:
R
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:40:00
Sales rank:
21,410

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Adam Baldwin Albert
Charlie Barnett Tyrone
Irene Cara herself
Anne de Salvo Myrna
Max Gail Harold
Gloria E. Gifford Miss Floyd
DeWayne Jessie Bongo Lennie
Bill Maher Bill
Whitman Mayo Mr. Rhythm
Jose Perez Mr. Bravo
Paul Rodriguez Xavier
David Barbarian Buzzy
Peter Barbarian Buddy
Marsha Warfield Ophelia
Gary Busey Dell
Bob Zmuda Cubby
Jim Moody Arnie
Denise Gordy Denise
Alfredine Brown Matty
Scott Nemes Ambassador's Son
Senta Moses Ambassador's Daughter
Jill Schoelen Claudette
Diana Bellamy Maudie
Bill Maher Baba Actor
Timothy Carey Actor
Jill Schoelen Clau Dette
John Diehl Actor
Patricia Duff Actor
Leif Erickson Actor
Scott Perry Actor
Timothy Rice Airport Drunk
J.W. Smith Kidnapper
Dennis Stewart Actor
Anthony Thompkins Actor
Martha Jane Urann Actor
Moriah Shannon Waitress
Newt Arnold FBI Chief
T Samson
David Paul Actor
Peter Paul Actor

Technical Credits
Joel Schumacher Director,Screenwriter
Newt Arnold Asst. Director
David Blewitt Editor
Topper Carew Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Dean Cundey Cinematographer
Bernard Cutler Art Director
Hal G. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Peter Guber Executive Producer
Jim Halty Stunts
Peter V. Herald Associate Producer
Jeffery Hornaday Choreography
John J. Lloyd Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Giorgio Moroder Score Composer
Jon Peters Executive Producer
Raymond Stella Camera Operator
Cassius Vernon Weathersby Co-producer
Roberta Weiner Costumes/Costume Designer
Will Yarbrough Musical Direction/Supervision,Sound/Sound Designer

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