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Release Date: February 8th, 1976

DVD Release Date: September 9th, 1997

R|1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary
Suffering from insomnia, disturbed loner Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) takes a job as a New York City cabbie, haunting the streets nightly, growing increasingly detached from reality as he dreams of cleaning up the filthy city. When Travis meets pretty campaign worker Betsy (Cybill Shepherd), he becomes obsessed with the idea of saving the world, first plotting to assassinate a presidential candidate, then directing his attentions toward rescuing 12-year-old prostitute Iris (Jodie Foster).

Cast: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Peter Boyle, Albert Brooks, Leonard Harris

Director: Martin Scorsese

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Bill/Phillips, Italo/Judeo Productions, Columbia Pictures

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Rise, Dark, Quest, New York City, Car, 1970s, Rescue

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Awards

Nominated Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1977)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1977)
Winner Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1977)
Winner Anthony Asquith Memorial Award
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1977)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1977)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1976)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Film Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1976)