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TAXI


Year: 2004
USA & UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Queen Latifah, Jimmy Fallon, Gisele Bundchen, Jennifer Esposito, Ann-Margaret, Henry Simmons, Ana Cristina De Oliveira, Ingrid Vandebosch, Magali Amadei, Christian Kane, Boris McGiver, Adrian Martinez, Joe Lisi, Bryna Weiss, GQ, Joey 'CoCo' Diaz, Rick Overton, John Rothman, Mike Santana, Herman Chaves, Lou Torres, Sixto Ramos, Mario Roberts, Jamie Mahoney, Amanda Anka, John Duerler, Patton Oswalt, John Sierros, Earl Schuman, Will Cote, Riley G Matthews Jr, Adam LeFevre, Kevin Carolan, Edward Conna, Victor Isaac, Ramón Fernandez, John Krasinski, Jay Spadaro, Shirell Ferguson, Nashawn Kearse, Alli Danziger, Tanner Schwartz
Director: Tim Story
Countries: USA / France
UK: 97 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for language, sensuality and brief violence
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate language and sex references
USA Release Date: 8 October 2004
USA Release Date: 6 October 2004 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 19 November 2004


Synopsis

Belle Williams (Queen Latifah) is a speed demon. Flying through the streets of New York in her tricked-out taxi, she's earned a rep as New York's fastest cabbie. But driving a hack is only a pit stop for her real dream: Belle wants to be a race car champion. And she's well on her way - until she's derailed by overeager cop Andy Washburn (Jimmy Fallon), whose undercover skills are matched only by his total ineptitude behind the wheel.

Washburn, whose lack of vehicular skills has landed him in the precinct doghouse, is hot on the heels of a gang of beautiful Brazilian bank robbers, led by Vanessa (Gisele Bundchen), their cold, calculating - and leggy - leader. To nab the evasive crooks, driver's license-less Washburn convinces Belle to team up with him to pursue Vanessa and crew. Belle has carte blanche to drive at any speed and break any law.

The car-less cop and speed-demon cabbie - New York's unlikeliest partners - begin a high-speed game of cat and mouse with the robbers. That is, if Belle and Washburn don't end up killing each other first.

Academy AwardŽ nominee Queen Latifah (CHICAGO) and SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE's Jimmy Fallon (in his first major feature film role) team up in the buddy comedy TAXI. The film is based on the 1998 international smash TAXI, written and directed by Luc Besson, which became the largest grossing film in the history of French cinema and has since spawned two sequels. Directed by Tim Story (BARBERSHOP, FANTASTIC FOUR) from a screenplay by Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon (THE PACIFIER) and Jim Kouf (RUSH HOUR), Luc Besson also produces TAXI.

Making her acting debut as Vanessa, the ringleader of the all-female bank robbers, is Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen. Jennifer Esposito (DON'T SAY A WORD) stars as Washburn's boss and ex-girlfriend, and two-time OscarŽ nominated movie legend Ann-Margret (CARNAL KNOWLEDGE, TOMMY) portrays Washburn's eccentric mom.

Taxi on DVD includes 15 extra minutes of unseen footage and is packed with extras including deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurette and director's commentary.

DVD EXTRAS

Original Aspect Ratio: 16x9 2.35:1 L/B
Sound Quality: English 5.1 DD
Special Features:
Inside Look - Rebound
Extended Feature - Director's Commentary
Branching Footage
Deleted Scenes (x4)
Making Of Featurette - The Meter's Runnin'
Lights, Camera, Blue Screen
Tour Guide: Jimmy Fallon
Reel Comedy: Taxi (Comedy Central Special)
Beautiful Criminals (Music Montage)










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