Taxi Driver is a psychological thriller directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle, a Vietnam War veteran who becomes a taxi driver in New York City. The film follows Travis as he becomes increasingly disillusioned with the world around him, plagued by insomnia and a general sense of alienation. Travis becomes fixated on cleaning up the streets of the city and decides to take matters into his own hands.
Taxi Driver is widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made, with its exploration of mental illness, violence, and societal decay striking a chord with audiences around the world. Robert De Niro's performance as Travis Bickle is often cited as one of his best, capturing the character's disturbing mix of loneliness, desperation, and simmering rage.
Martin Scorsese's direction is masterful, with the film's bleak and gritty portrayal of New York City providing a stark contrast to the glamour and glitz often associated with the city. The film's themes of isolation and disillusionment are timeless and continue to resonate with audiences today.
Taxi Driver was nominated for four Academy Awards in 1977, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Robert De Niro, Best Supporting Actress for Jodie Foster, and Best Original Score. The film won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1976 and has since been included in numerous “greatest films of all time” lists.
|Directed by||Martin Scorsese|
|Produced by||Julia Phillips Michael Phillips|
|Written by||Paul Schrader|
|Starring||Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel, Leonard Harris, Peter Boyle, Cybill Shepherd,|
|Music by||Bernard Herrmann|
|Edited by||Marcia Lucas Tom Rolf Melvin Shapiro|
|Bill/Phillips Productions Italo/Judeo Productions|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Release date||February 8, 1976|
|Running time||114 minutes|
|Box office||$28.4 million|