Starring: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Peter Boyle, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel, Cybill Shepherd, Martin Scorsese, Joe Spinell
More info: IMDb
Tagline: On every street in every city, there's a nobody who dreams of being a somebody.
Plot: A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a teenage prostitute in the process.
My rating: 8.5/10
Will I watch it again? Yes.
Man, I haven't seen this one in a while. Great flick. Great performances, direction, writing, cinematography (boy, New York looks like a living, breathing city in this one), score (Bernard Herrmann's last score - he died within hours of recording the last cue), etc. I remember the ending threw me off when I first watched it over 25 years ago. It seemed pretty surreal. It's all good now. What a great soundtrack, though. Some of the tracks just ooze desperation and doom.