Taxi Driver

Famous Taxi Driver Movie Quotations

Directed by Martin Scorsese, Taxi Driver, staring Robert De Niro, Cybill Shepherd, and Jodie Foster was released in 1976. When it first came out, Time Magazine did not like it, calling it “Thoroughly depressing realism.” Over the years, though, De Niro’s psycho gunman seems scarier and more relevant than ever. Just like oil prices change, so too does Robert Deniro in this thriller.

The plot revolves a mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran, Travis Bickle, who works as a taxi driver at night. He sees the sordidness around him and wants to help clean things up, by attempting to save a teenage prostitute, Iris, played by Jodi Foster. He fails to have a positive impact on anyone so he becomes a crazed gunman.

At one point he draws his gun, saying, “You talkin’ to me?” He utters this question 5 times in the scene, but when people nowadays use it, they usually say it only one or two times, but say it with attitude, either humorously or antagonistically. This movie, while horrifying to some viewers and not appreciated by all, does show the progression of violence from alienation and loneliness.

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