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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.
R (adult situations/language)
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MCA Universal Home Video

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Adam Baldwin
as Albert Hockenberry
Irene Cara
as Irene Cara
Mr. T
as Samson
Max Gail
as Harold
Gloria E. Gifford
as Miss Floyd
Bill Maher
as Baba
Whitman Mayo
as Mr. Rhythm
Jose Perez
as Bravo
David Paul
as Buzzy
Peter Paul
as Buddy
Gary Busey
as Dell
Bob Zmuda
as Cubby
Jim Moody
as Arnie
Denise Gordy
as Denise
Scott Nemes
as Ambassador's Son
Senta Moses
as Ambassador's Daughter
Jill Schoelen
as Claudette
Diana Bellamy
as Maudie
John Diehl
as Kidnaper
Bonnie Keith
as Kidnaper
J.W. Smith
as Kidnaper
Moriah Shannon
as Waitress
Newton D. Arnold
as FBI Chief
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 (4)

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

Audience Reviews for D.C. Cab

I gave it a chance. I always wanted to watch this on the HBO satellite box as a kid, but it was forbidden by my parents because of its R rating. So there are some pretty unmemorable but funny appearances in this. Mr. T is the brand and attitude Mr. T that made him famous. Bill Maher was hilariously not stellar in this. I found it interesting that he was smoking a cigarette since he doesn't do that anymore. Gary Busey was embarrassingly bad. Paul Rodriquez was kinda funny. The bottom line is that this movie did not hold up very well compared to something like Trading Places, Coming to America or Ghostbusters. If you get a kick out of 80s cheese, this is worth watching, but if you're looking for a classic funny movie that you missed back in the day, this is not it. I don't recommend this movie for anything other than laughing at how dated the fashion, music, and in the movie all are here.

Paul S
Paul S

"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

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