10 Hidden Scenes in Taxi Driver

Following is our collection of Taxi Driver facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Taxi Driver film message.

A few references are made of Travis Bickle's service in the armed forces: when asking for a job, he says he was a marine; his green M-65 field jacket; but probably the subtlest hint is how he rolls up and packs away his sleeping bag during the day, like any good soldier would.
A few references are made of Travis Bickle's service in the armed forces: when asking for a job, he says he was a marine; his green M-65 field jacket; but probably the subtlest hint is how he rolls up and packs away his sleeping bag during the day, like any good soldier would.
Robert De Niro is shown dumping sugar into his drink seconds after his voiceover says he had black coffee, underscoring both the narrator's unreliability and penchant for sweets.
Robert De Niro is shown dumping sugar into his drink seconds after his voiceover says he had black coffee, underscoring both the narrator's unreliability and penchant for sweets.

Taxi Driver Movie Trivia Facts

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. During his scene with Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver (1976), director Martin Scorcese had to sit on phone books to make himself fit in the frame for the camera for his scene

Taxi Driver Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Initially received an X-Rating due to the graphic violence of the final shootout. To attain an R-Rating, Martin Scorsese had the colors de-saturated, making the brightly colored blood less prominent, a change he considered a big improvement on what was originally shot
    Initially received an X-Rating due to the graphic violence of the final shootout. To attain an R-Rating, Martin Scorsese had the colors de-saturated, making the brightly colored blood less prominent, a change he considered a big improvement on what was originally shot
  • 1 - Th time, i notice the director, Martin Sorcesse as a background character!
    Th time, i notice the director, Martin Sorcesse as a background character!
  • 1 - Travis actually gets that "organizized" poster he joked to Betsy about
    Travis actually gets that "organizized" poster he joked to Betsy about
  • 1 - Harvey Keitels character Sport (left) has one long pinky fingernail on his right hand for scooping cocaine and snorting it.
    Harvey Keitels character Sport (left) has one long pinky fingernail on his right hand for scooping cocaine and snorting it.

Taxi Driver Hidden Facts

Travis takes Betsy to lunch when they talk about signs with goofy puns (Organeziezd, Thimk). Later, when Travis asks her on a second date and Betsy pauses to think, a bus pulls past them with the phrase "Olive It Up", a sign of encouragement for her to take a chance with Travis.

1 - In a late scene in Taxi Driver (1976), Travis is shown wearing a button that has the "are" in it underlined. This is a mistake from the printing company which Tom argues on the phone about earlier in the movie. According to Tom, the "We" should be underlined and no the "are".
In a late scene in Taxi Driver (1976), Travis is shown wearing a button that has the "are" in it underlined. This is a mistake from the printing company which Tom argues on the phone about earlier in the movie. According to Tom, the "We" should be underlined and no the "are".
Taxi Driver poster
Taxi Driver poster

Taxi Driver Plot

A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Taxi Driver. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Crime, Drama
Director Martin Scorsese
Stars Diahnne Abbott, Frank Adu, Victor Argo, Gino Ardito
IMDB score 8.3