Big Screen Classics

TAXI DRIVER

Director Martin Scorsese
Year 1976
Starring Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks. Harvey Keitel, Leonard Harris, Peter Boyle, Cybill Shepherd
Rating R
Run Time 113min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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4K digital restoration supervised by Scorsese!!

There has never been a more depraved antihero than Robert DeNiro’s Travis Bickle, the cab-driving sociopath with a gun fetish and a hatred for scum. Throughout the film, he stalks New York City’s 42nd Street district, catching matinee screenings of porno flicks and struggling to connect with another soul in the wretched insect-hive that was ‘70s Manhattan.

The seedy script from Paul Schrader (ROLLING THUNDER, OBSESSION, AMERICAN GIGOLO) and the direction from a young Scorsese create the definitive portrait of New York City as the center of sleaze, a city bubbling up with the kind wretched characters and establishments that would give Satan heartburn. DeNiro’s Bickle is a brilliant portrait of extreme alienation; the score from legendary composer Bernard Herrmann – his last – is perfect; Michael Chapman’s camerawork makes sidewalks look subterranean.

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