Tuesday, May 1, 2012

D.C. Cab

1983 Comedy Film

Director: Joel Schumacher

Writer: Topper Carew & Joel Schumacher

Cinematography: Dean Cundey

Running time: 100 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: When these guys hit the streets, guess what hits the fan.

Max Gail as Harold Oswelt
Adam Baldwin as Albert Hockenberry
Mr. T as Samson
Charlie Barnett as Tyrone Bywater
Gary Busey as Dell
Gloria Gifford as Miss Floyd
Marsha Warfield as Ophelia
Bill Maher as Bob
Whitman Mayo as Mr. Rhythm
Peter Paul as Buddy (as Peter Barbarian)
David Paul as Buzzy (as David Barbarian)
Paul Rodriguez as Xavier
Irene Cara as Herself
Jill Schoelen as Claudette
José Pérez as Ernesto Bravo
Jim Moody as Arnie
Anne De Salvo as Myrna Oswelt (Harold's wife)
Diana Bellamy as Maudie
Bob Zmuda as Cubby
Timothy Carey as Angel of Death

Naive but good natured young man Albert Hockenberry arrives in Washington, D.C. with plans to work for his late father's army buddy Harold, owner of the run-down taxicab company D.C. Cab. Aware of the sorry state of his business and from the growing competition from the popular Emerald Cab Company, Harold wants to clean it up but doesn't have the financial means to do so. Complicating matters is the motley group of cab drivers that he has working for him. They all see driving as a dead end job while they wait for better lives, until Albert inspires them to work as a team.

Awards: None

Jim Carrey auditioned for the film. 'Joel Schumacher' turned him down because he felt Carrey was too talented to be in an ensemble. 



5 star out of 5 stars

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