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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.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Joel Schumacher, Topper Carew
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 1, 2005
MCA Universal Home Video


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 Daughte...
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 Ba...
Newt Arnold
as FBI Chief
Martha Jane Urann
as Passenger in Car
Michael DeSanto
as Embassy Security Gua...
Dale Stephenson
as Embassy Security Gua...
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 (5) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | April 5, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

By any rational measure, D.C. Cab is pretty terrible...but for all its faults, it's our movie, because it gets the fact that this town has more sides than just the two on either side of the congressional aisle.

Full Review… | December 19, 2013
Washington City Paper

Thus beginning the career of director Joel Schumacher...

April 3, 2005

June 25, 2005

Audience Reviews for D.C. Cab


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

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

Super Reviewer

"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

D.C. Cab Quotes

Dell: Hold on! One more thing or I'm walking too. I don't work on January the 8th, 'cause that's Elvis' birthday.
– Submitted by Darrel C (4 years ago)
Dell: Hold on! One more thing or I'm walking too. I don't work on January the 8th, 'cause thatt's Elvis' birthday.
– Submitted by Darrel C (4 years ago)

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