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A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feed his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

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Written by

Paul Schrader (Writer)

Runtime

114 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

On every street in every city, there's a nobody who dreams of being a somebody.

Cast

Keywords

pornography taxi violence new york city vietnam veteran drug dealer politician vigilante pimp illegal prostitution obsession alienation neo-noir taxi driver loner firearm misanthrophy junk food child prostitution new hollywood

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Lists

#91 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#15 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#52 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#17 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Jodie Foster

Oscar nomination for Best Picture Julia Phillips Michael Phillips

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Score Bernard Herrmann

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role Robert De Niro