D.C. Cab

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"When these guys hit the streets, guess what hits the fan."
  • R
  • 1983
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 5.5  (5,248)
  • 46

D.C. Cab is a comedy movie from 1983 starring Max Gail, Adam Baldwin, and Mr. T. The movie is set in Washington D.C. and follows the lives of a group of taxi drivers who work at a struggling cab company owned by Harold (Max Gail). Despite their differences and quirks, these drivers form a tight-knit family of friends. The movie is directed by Joel Schumacher and written by Topper Carew.

The movie opens with the introduction of the main characters, each with their unique personality and backstory. The drivers include Dell (Adam Baldwin), a Vietnam veteran who is struggling to adjust to civilian life, Albert (Paul Rodriguez), a ladies’ man always on the lookout for his next conquest, Tyrone (Mr. T), a tough-talking cab driver, and Samson (Gary Busey), a hippie who plays his guitar and sings for tips. There's also a hilarious duo of drivers, the eccentric tuner Mohammed (Marsha Warfield) and the stuttering Lloyd (Charlie Barnett).

Harold is a kind-hearted yet clueless boss who is constantly in debt and on the verge of losing the company. To save D.C. Cab, he hires a new dispatcher named Vanessa (Jill Schoelen) who comes up with an unusual marketing plan to promote the company and bring in new customers.

The movie follows the Drivers’ adventures as they go on various assignments, often humorous and sometimes dangerous. The drivers encounter a wide array of personalities, including a group of rich women who use the cabs to transport their pets, a snooty limo driver who looks down on them, and a trio of robbers who try to steal their cabs.

Aside from the challenges of being a taxi driver in D.C., the drivers also have their personal lives to deal with. Dell, struggling to make ends meet, becomes involved in a relationship with a single mother. Albert tries to win over the affections of a girl and gets into a hilarious altercation with her jealous boyfriend. And Tyrone, desperate to impress his son, takes on a dangerous job that puts his own life at risk.

The climax of the movie comes when the taxi company is in danger of being shut down due to financial problems. But the drivers band together to raise the necessary funds to save the company. Along the way, they also have to rescue Vanessa from danger.

The movie ends with the drivers celebrating their successes as a team, each with new respect for one another. In the final scene, Vanesa and Dell share an emotional moment, revealing their feelings for each other and ending the movie on a sweet note.

Overall, D.C. Cab is a fun and heartwarming comedy that showcases the diverse and colorful characters of D.C.'s taxi community. It highlights the importance of friendship, loyalty, and working together to overcome adversity. With a talented cast, witty dialogue, and memorable scenes, this movie is a must-see for fans of comedies and buddy movies.

D.C. Cab is a 1983 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5 and a MetaScore of 46.

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