Top 11 Taxi Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Taxi 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 film message.

Queen Latifah accidentally kicks the person behind her as she gets off of her bike.

Driver (1976), 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.
Driver (1976), 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.

Taxi Trivia

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 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 Hidden Details

Travis keeps the crumpled $20 bill he receives by Sport to 'forget about' his abuse of Iris, the underage prostitute. He later hands that same bill back to the other pimp at the place where Iris works

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 poster
Taxi poster

Taxi Plot

To work off his tarnished driving record, a hip taxi driver must chauffeur a loser police inspector on the trail of German bank robbers.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Taxi. 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 Action, Comedy, Crime
Director Gérard Pirès
Stars Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Marion Cotillard, Manuela Gourary
IMDB score 7.0