Written by Paul Schrader

Directed by Martin Scorsese

Notable Cast

  • Robert De Niro
  • Jodie Foster
  • Harvey Keitel
  • Cybill Shepherd
  • Albert Brooks
  • Peter Boyle

Academy Awards – 4 nominations/ 0 wins

On Lists

  • 1001 Films
  • #52 AFI Top 100 ‘07           
  • #47 AFI Top 100 ‘98
  • #32 AFI 100 Most Inspiring
  • #43 WGA 101 Greatest
  • 1994 Addition to National Film Registry




Playing Where? Amazon, Flixster, iTunes, Netflix DVD, Vudu


In all candor, I don’t get this one. I find Vietnam related pieces hard to grasp for a variety of reasons.

But, it is a classic and has wonderful cinematography of 1970’s New York. De Niro play Travis Bickle a Vietnam Vet who drives a cab at night and is disgusted by the world and saves Iris, a teenage prostitute played by a then 13-year-old Jodie Foster. I probably have to watch this again.


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