Taxi Driver

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Year:
1976
Running time:
114 minutes
Studio:
Sony
Territory:
International
Directed by:
Martin Scorsese
Starring:
Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster
Digital Cinema
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Description

Isolated ex-marine Travis Bickle applies for a job as a taxi driver, hoping that his nocturnal work pattern will alleviate the effects of his insomnia. But ferrying passengers through the seedy underbelly of night-time New York City and frequenting adult movie theatres during the day compounds Bickle's psychological dislocation from the world around him.

A troubled infatuation with political campaigner, Betsy and a fraught attempt to save the teenage Iris from the world of prostitution sets Bickle further against the world, as he withdraws into himself, hordes illegal firearms and begins a regimen of intense physical training in preparation for a misguided vigilante assault on the evils of society.

Genre

Drama

Awards

Palme d'Or - 1976