Taxi Driver | 1976

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

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Main Plot

A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action.

Characters

  • Robert De Niro's character, Travis Bickle, is a mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran turned taxi driver seeking vigilante justice.
  • Jodie Foster's character in Taxi Driver is a young prostitute who forms a connection with the disturbed protagonist.
  • Cybill Shepherd's character in Taxi Driver is Betsy, a love interest of the protagonist, Travis Bickle.

Ending

In the ending of Taxi Driver, Travis Bickle, a disturbed Vietnam War veteran turned taxi driver, goes on a violent rampage to save a young prostitute named Iris from her pimp. Travis kills several people, including the pimp, before being critically wounded himself. As he recovers, Iris' parents thank him for saving their daughter, and Travis drives off into the night, seemingly redeemed but still haunted by his violent tendencies.

Martin Scorsese