D.C. Cab (1983)





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Movie Info

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.

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


as Albert Hockenberry

as Irene Cara

as Samson

as Harold

as Mr. Rhythm

as Bravo

as Buddy

as Cubby

as Arnie

as Ambassador's Son

as Ambassador's Daughte...

as Claudette

as Kidnaper

as Kidnaper

as Kidnaper

as Ski Mask Hoodlum

as Hooker in Cab

as Ambassador

as Ambassador's Wife

as Airport Drunk

as Elegant Blonde in Ba...

as FBI Chief

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as Tourist

as FBI Agent

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

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