Verrazano Narrows Bridge from Arthur von Briesen Park, S.I.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Taxi Movies (9)
This is the easy part
Ever been convinced your cab driver had never actually driven a cab before? Tony Shaloub (who would go on to play a much chattier driver in the TV series Wings) gives an unnerving performance as just that cabbie in the underrated 1990 Bill Murray vehicle Quick Change. Murray, outfitted as a circus clown, has just robbed a bank, along with his partners played by Gena Davis and Randi Quaid. Now they just need to get to JFK to complete their getaway. Ultimately, it's not a heist movie--it's a commuter's nightmare movie. Asked by Murray whether his bus goes to the airport, the driver calmly replies: "Near the airport. That's how it was in those great post-Bernie-Goetz-pre-Caardvark days.