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D.C. Cab (1983)




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In this casual, uninvolved comedy running on a low-octane script, a scruffy taxi company is about to be wiped out when its owner Harold (Max Gail) exhorts his cabbies to do what they can to help save the company -- and what they can do turns out to be a surprise to everyone concerned. Saving the day (and the film) are the likeable, eccentric drivers, introduced by means of a new trainee (Adam Baldwin) who rides around with each in turn.

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Adam Baldwin
as Albert Hockenberry
Irene Cara
as Irene Cara
Mr. T
as Samson
Max Gail
as Harold
Whitman Mayo
as Mr. Rhythm
Bob Zmuda
as Cubby
Jim Moody
as Arnie
Scott Nemes
as Ambassador's Son
Senta Moses
as Ambassador's Daughter
Jill Schoelen
as Claudette
John Diehl
as Kidnaper
Bonnie Keith
as Kidnaper
J.W. Smith
as Kidnaper
Dennis Stewart
as Ski Mask Hoodlum
Jacki Clark
as Hooker in Cab
Don Jacob
as Ambassador
Ann Guilford-Grey
as Ambassador's Wife
Timothy Rice
as Airport Drunk
Patricia Duff
as Elegant Blonde in Bar
Newt Arnold
as FBI Chief
Martha Jane Urann
as Passenger in Car
Michael DeSanto
as Embassy Security Guard
Dale Stephenson
as Embassy Security Guard
Esther Lee
as Tourist
Scott Perry
as FBI Agent
Marti Soyoa
as Drive-In Manager
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Critic Reviews for D.C. Cab

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

D. C. Cab is not an entirely bad movie -- it has its moments -- but if it had used more actual taxi-riding incidents and more recognizable driver types, it could have been a little masterpiece.

June 19, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

D.C. Cab jumps you in the spirit of a big, shaggy and affection-craving pooch. You may wish it weren't quite so sloppily demonstrative, but it's too full of zest and good will to be resisted.

April 23, 2018 | Full Review…

...an inessential but inoffensive hang-out movie...

April 24, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's lewd, crude, and rude, but it deserves a salute for featuring as eclectic a cast as can be found this side of Otto Preminger's Skidoo.

December 5, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The '70s TV show Taxi had it down better, with better wit and cohesion.

July 7, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

What can you say about a film that has Mr. T in a starring role?

April 5, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for D.C. Cab

"I pity the fool" who doesn't like D.C. Cab. Directed by Joel Schumacher, the film follows a young entrepreneur named Albert Hockenberry who moves to D.C. to join his Uncle Harold's cab company, which is made up of a bunch of misfits who are barely scraping by. Starring Adam Baldwin, Gary Busey, Bill Maher, Paul Rodriguez, and Mr. T, the cast has some impressive comedic talent. However, the writing isn't that good; but this kind of works in the film's favorite as the chaotic nature of the story fits the characters. And the humor is outrageous, delivering plenty of laughs. D.C. Cab is a crazy mess, yet it ends up being a lot of fun in a zany kind of way.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer


Sure this movie is cheesy and takes a while to get itself together, but in the end, it's a fun and humorous adventure about keeping your job and your sanity. I liked it, but it could be better, obviously.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Fine comedy, rough and raucous story of the metamorphosis of a run-down Washington taxi firm with the advant. Lots of action and some very loud musical numbers.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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