TAXI DRIVER (1976)
"You talkin' to me?" Robert De Niro's alienated Vietnam vet/Gotham cab driver Travis Bickle yearns for a rain that will "wash all the scum off the streets," blows his big date with politico Cybill Shepherd, then turns mohawked crusader at the sight of pimp Harvey Keitel slapping around child prostitute Jodie Foster. An apotheosis for all of the film's then on-the-rise creative talents, including director Martin Scorsese, screenwriter Paul Schrader and star De Niro, the film also features one of the final scores by the great Bernard Herrmann. DIR Martin Scorsese; SCR Paul Schrader; PROD Julia Phillips, Michael Phillips. U.S., 1976, color, 113 min. RATED R
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