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Feature Film

Classic - Crime - Drama

United States 1976 | 113 Min

Subtitles in

You're only as healthy as you feel

Genre

Classic Crime Drama

Subjects

new york nightlife politics loner insomnia prostitution

Language

English

Story

Travis Bickle is an ex-Marine and Vietnam War veteran living in New York City. As he suffers from insomnia, he spends his time working as a taxi driver at night, watching porn movies at seedy cinemas during the day, or thinking about how the world, New York in particular, has deteriorated into a cesspool. He's a loner who has strong opinions about what is right and wrong with mankind. For him, the one bright spot in New York humanity is Betsy, a worker on the presidential nomination campaign of Senator Charles Palantine. He becomes obsessed with her. After an incident with her, he believes he has to do whatever he needs to make the world a better place in his opinion. One of his priorities is to be the savior for Iris, a twelve-year-old runaway and prostitute who he believes wants out of the profession and under the thumb of her pimp and lover Matthew. (IMDB)

Awards

    - Cannes Film Festival  - 1976 / France

    Best Film


Nominations

    - Academy Awards  - 1976 / United States

    Best Film


Director

Martin Scorsese

Writer

Paul Schrader

Cast

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

Producers

Julia Phillips, Michael Phillips

Cinematographer

Michael Chapman

Production Designer

Charles Rosen

Editors

Marcia Lucas, Tom Rolf, Melvin Shapiro

Composer

Bernard Herrmann

Musicians