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Chicago Cab (1998)




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This film is about a rare windy-city cab driver who will go anywhere and do just about anything to please his customers. Out of the two-dozen customers that he runs into, he becomes frustrated that he cannot seem to connect with any of them intimately.


Gillian Anderson
as Southside Girl
John Cusack
as Scary Man
Julianne Moore
as Distraught Woman
Paul Dillon
as Cab Driver
Moira Harris
as Religious Mother
Laurie Metcalf
as Female Ad Exec
Kevin J. O'Connor
as Southside Guy
Tim Gamble
as Religious Father
Olivia Trevino
as 4-Year-Old Girl
Rana Khan
as Pakistani
Laura Kellogg Sandberg
as Bug-Eyed Woman
Ora Jones
as Pregnant Woman
Michael Shannon
as Crack Head
Shulie Cowen
as Stoner Girl
Tracy Letts
as Sports Fan
Carol Hall
as Mega Shopper
Vince Green
as Young Urban Man
Matt Roth
as Male Ad Exec
Tara Chocol
as Receptionist
Ron Dean
as Old Snack Trucker
Don Julien
as Nail Biter
Marc Nelson
as Fat Guy
Holly Wantuch
as Dog Lady
Troy West
as Story Man
John Morhlrein
as One-Handed Man
April Grace
as Shalita
Harry Lennix
as Pissed-Off Boyfriend
Mary Ann Thebus
as Old Drunk Woman
Loren Lazerine
as Obnoxious Guy No. 1
Jeff Still
as Obnoxious Guy No. 2
Reggie Hayes
as Architect
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Critic Reviews for Chicago Cab

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

An all-star cast of cameos is a balm for forced cheer.

December 24, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

True, the movie seems to be mixing the paint a bit thick -- but would the film improve with the substitution of boring passengers who just want to go to the Wrigley Building, and leave a nice tip? Drama is always made of the emotional high points.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The various passengers (played by John Cusack, Julianne Moore and Laurie Metcalf) highlight the funny, scary, and dreary moments that define a typical work day of a Chicago cab driver.

May 31, 2006 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Running on a flat-tyre throughout.....a trip to the dentist would be more exciting

March 31, 2005 | Rating: 1/5

...pretty much pointless.

August 1, 2003 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Chicago Cab


Though not the most enthralling premise for a movie - day in the life of a Chicago cab driver, I kind of liked this slight film. I have to admit, 30 minutes in, I was really not feeling it, and had started to write a so-so review as I watched, but slowly but surely this one grew on me. The 90's setting and soundtrack fit and the quality of the passengers improve as the movie goes on. John C Reilly particularly is a real douche here and, as I only know him from newer movies, it was strange to see him so much younger. I also found the brief Laurie Metcalf scene amusing and the cougar lawyer as pitiful as it was amusing. The Gillian Anderson scene is underwhelming and John Cusack strangely menacing. I really don't think I would like this guys job! As it is set around Christmas time, not a bad movie for that time of year. Worth a look.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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