Taxi (1996)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Melodrama, Political Drama  |   Release Date - Oct 11, 1996 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - Spain  |  
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In this grim crime melodrama, fascist Spanish taxi drivers unite to become a xenophobic vigilante force dedicated to eradicating all undesirables from the streets of Madrid. Velasco is the leader of the murderous cabbie clan that is comprised of Dani and his father Reme, the skinhead Nino and the nearly insane ex-policeman Calero. Velasco's daughter Paz secretly desires Dani, but her dreams are dashed when she learns about the nefarious activities of Dani and her father. The gang's self-appointed mission is to kill all undesirable foreigners (Arab immigrants are a favorite target), gays and lesbians, blacks and drug addicts. Internal turmoil comes from the burgeoning romance between Paz and Dani coupled with Dani's gradual realization that "the family" may be in the wrong.

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cab-driver, ex-policeman, killing, rampage, revenge, skinhead