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TAXI DRIVER (1976)

TAXI DRIVER <span>(1976)</span> artwork

TAXI DRIVER (1976)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 114

Release dates 01/06/1993, 01/09/1990

BBFCInsight Contains very strong sex references and child prostitution theme

Director(s) Martin Scorsese

Cast includes Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Peter Boyle, Leonard Harris, Harvey Keitel, Albert Brooks, Steven Prince, Martin Scorsese, Diahnne Abbott, Norman Matlock, Harry Northup

Cut versions One or more versions of this work have been cut. Cuts are detailed for each respective version found under "Related works".

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

TAXI DRIVER is a about a Vietnam war veteran who becomes increasingly alienated by the sights he sees whilst driving around the streets of New York City.

Sex

A man makes a verbal reference to shooting his adulterous wife in the vagina, and there are also references to having sex with a child.

A character visits an adult cinema and a couple are seen having sex on the screen, but this is relatively discreet, with only a brief sight of buttock nudity and no strong detail.

Theme

The main character attempts to form a friendship with a child prostitute. There are detailed verbal and visual references to prostitution, as well as a scene in which she attempts to seduce an adult.

There are scenes of strong violence which include: sight of a man being beaten; a prolonged gun fight in which people are shot, and large blood spurts are visible upon impact; a man has a knife stabbed through his hand; and a man's brains are seen sprayed across a wall after he has been shot.

There is a single use of very strong language ('c**t'), as well as frequent uses of strong language ('f**k').

There are uses of racist language such as the terms 'nigger' and 'jungle bunny'.

Details

Title
TAXI DRIVER
Also known as
BLU-RAY TRAILER (CLEAN VERSION),ORIGINAL 1986 COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR MARTIN SCORSESE AND WRITER PAUL SCHRADER RECORDED BY THE CRITERION COLLECTION,TAXI DRIVER TRAILER CLEAN THEATRICAL
Year
1976
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,Video Collection International,Sony DADC UK Limited,RCA/Columbia Pictures Video Ltd,Park Circus Limited,Columbia/Tri-Star Home Video,Columbia-Warner Dists
Classified date(s)
28/03/2011
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF029962

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