Dir: Martin Scorsese | 1976 | USA | 114 mins
Martin Scorsese’s (Goodfellas, Raging Bull) 1976 classic stars his frequent collaborator Robert De Niro in one of his most enduring roles as insomniac New York taxi driver Travis Bickle, a former Marine who, lonely and depressed, is driven out of his mind by the chaos of the city.
After a longed-for date with political activist Betsy (Cybill Shepherd) goes awry, he becomes ever more violent and paranoid. Meeting underage prostitute Iris (Jodie Foster), he tries to rescue her from her pimp Sport (Harvey Keitel) before matters reach a terrifying head. Capturing the lurid, antagonistic New York of the ‘70s, beautifully shot and scored, Taxi Driver is bravura filmmaking and an unforgettable portrait of alienation.