TEATIME CLASSICS: TAXI DRIVER (18)

Date Time
Sat 18th March 4.30pm

Dir: Martin Scorsese | USA | 1976 | 114 mins
Cast: Robert De Niro, Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel, Jodie Foster

Martin Scorsese’s (Goodfellas, Raging Bull) masterpiece stars Robert De Niro (The Deer Hunter, Raging Bull) in perhaps his most enduring role as insomniac New York taxi driver and former marine Travis Bickle. Lonely and depressed, after a longed-for date with political activist Betsy (Cybill Shepherd) goes wrong, he becomes increasingly more violent and paranoid. Starting physical training and constructing weapons, he tries to extricate Iris (Jodie Foster), an underage prostitute he encounters, from her pimp (Harvey Keitel) as his inner demons grow. Captivating, bravura filmmaking with a brooding score and exquisite visuals, Taxi Driver is an unforgettable depiction of extreme alienation.

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