Taxi Driver (1976)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Screenwriter: Paul Schrader
Cast: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel, Diana Abbott, Victor Argo, Gino Ardito / Peter Boyle / Brenda Dixon
Region: United States
Language: English / Spanish
Released: 1976-02-08 (USA)
Length: 113 minutes
Also known as: Taxi Driver (Hong Kong) / Taxi Driver (Taiwan) / Taxi Driver
Rating: IMDB 8.2 / Rotten Tomatoes 96%
Travis (Robert De Niro Robert De Niro ornaments) has been driving a taxi in New York after returning from the Vietnam War. After the war, he was somewhat lost, and driving a taxi witnessed all kinds of crimes under the night sky in New York, which made him cynical and hated the society. Travis decides to prove himself by assassinating Palantine after failing to pursue the secretary of Presidential candidate Palantine’s campaign office, Bessie.
While preparing for the assassination, Travis meets Iris, a prostitute who is forced into prostitution. After trying unsuccessfully to rescue Iris from the fire pit, Travis broke into the prostitution den with a weapon in hand, and killed all the people inside! I thought that I would be punished by the law, but the media described Travis as a hero who saved the girl…
“Taxi Driver” is a 1976 psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, and Harvey Keitel. The movie follows Travis Bickle (De Niro), a Vietnam War veteran who works as a taxi driver in New York City. Travis becomes increasingly disillusioned with the world around him and begins to spiral into a state of obsession and violence.
The film was noted for its gritty and intense depiction of urban life and for its exploration of themes such as alienation, violence, and mental illness. De Niro’s performance as Travis Bickle was widely praised and has become one of his most iconic roles. The movie also helped to establish Scorsese as one of the leading filmmakers of his generation.
“Taxi Driver” was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $28 million at the box office and receiving four Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor for De Niro, and Best Supporting Actress for Foster. The movie has since become a cultural landmark and is often cited as one of the greatest films ever made.