The original, classic taxi film opens with Robert De Niro, as cabbie Travis Bickle, noticing the seedier side of New York City nightlife. This dark and gritty scene may seem a bit uneventful, but certainly sets the tone for the events that ultimately unfold.
Boxer Butch (played by Bruce Willis) gets pressed by his taxi driver, Esmarelda, on how he feels after hearing his latest opponent died in the ring. It’s a surreal scene directed by Quentin Tarantino, contrasting powerful dialogue with a film-noir style setup against shaky black-and-white scenery.
DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE
Bruce Willis returns as cop John McClane, alongside his reluctant partner Zeus (Samuel L. Jackson). After ‘commandeering’ an iconic yellow cab, the two take us on a white-knuckle ride through the busy streets of New York and a shortcut through Central Park.
The US remake of 1998 French action-comedy, Taxi stars Queen Latifah as a New York cabbie hailed by a police officer (Jimmy Fallon) who’s lost his driving licence. The two end up fighting crimes around the city with a various high-octane chase scenes. Time to put the pedal to the metal!
THE BOURNE SUPREMACY
When it comes to action thrillers, you’ve got to love a good old-fashioned car chase! Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne is still on a discovery to find out more about his life as a CIA assassin, but that doesn’t stop him from being pursued on the streets of Moscow in a stolen taxi.