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Taxi Driver

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Original title
Taxi Driver
Running time
113 min.
United States United States
Paul Schrader
Bernard Herrmann
Michael Chapman
Columbia Pictures
Drama | Prostitution. Crime. Cult Movie
For psychotic, pistol-packing Vietnam vet Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro), New York City seems like a circle of hell. Driving his cab each night through the bleak Manhattan streets, Bickle observes with fanatical loathing the sleazy lowlifes who comprise most of his fares. By day he haunts the porno theaters of 42nd Street, taking his cues from the violent vision of life portrayed in these movies. As badly as Travis wants to connect with the people around him--including Betsy (Cybill Shepherd), a lovely blonde campaign worker, and Iris (Jodie Foster), a prepubescent prostitute he tries to save--his attempts are thwarted and his pent-up rage grows, turning him into a Mohawk-wearing walking time bomb.
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1976: Oscar: nominated for Best Picture, Actor (De Niro), Supp. Actress (Foster) and OST
1976: Cannes Film Festival: Palme d´Or (Golden Palm) - Best Film
1976: Golden Globe: nominated for Actor - Drama (De Niro), Screenplay
1976: BAFTA Awards: Best Supp. Actress (Foster), Newcomer (Foster) and Music. 7 nominaciones
1976: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actor (De Niro). 4 Nominations
1976: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Actor, Music Score & New Generation Award
1976: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1976: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Drama Screenplay
1976: David di Donatello Awards: Special David (Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese)
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