About

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

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Directed by

Martin Scorsese

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

taxi new york vietnam veteran drug dealer vigilante illegal prostitution obsession alienation taxi driver loner misanthrophy child prostitution new hollywood

Photos

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 Music, Original Score Bernard Herrmann

Oscar nomination for Best Picture Julia Phillips Michael Phillips

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

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Jodie Foster