Taxi Driver

New York taxi diver Travis Bickle (Robert DeNiro) goes nuts and attempts to assasinate Palantine the presidential candidate. He is foiled but gets aways. Next, he decides to save Iris the teenage hooker (Jodie Foster) by murdering her pimp. In a violent gun battle, he is shot several times but manages to kill Sport the pimp (Harvey Keitel) and two other gangsters. He tries to kill himself when the cops arrive but is out of bullets. Travis recovers and Iris is returned to her loving parents in Pittsburgh. Travis is hailed as a hero in the press and returns to driving his cab. The film ends with Betsy (Cybill Shepherd) taking a renewed interest in him.

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Continuity mistake: When Iris and Travis are having breakfast together, at the beginning of the scene, she is wearing green sunglasses. She eventually takes them off, but when she puts the sunglasses back on, the sunglasses are now purple with a gold rim. (01:25:00 - 01:29:00)

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Travis Bickle: Loneliness has followed me my whole life, everywhere. In bars, in cars, sidewalks, stores, everywhere. There's no escape. I'm God's lonely man.

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Question: Why was Travis labeled a hero at the end and not arrested? He murdered several people.

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Chosen answer: One theory about the end of the film is that it is Travis' dying thoughts, but this is not the view of Scorsese or writer Paul Schrader...they intended the ending to be ambiguous and an ironic critique of the media's, and the public's, reaction to and interpretation of violence (Travis is hailed as a hero for rescuing Iris, but we can imagine a very different reaction had he followed his original plan of assassinating a senator). Interestingly, when the film was originally shown on television, the following "disclaimer" of sorts accompanied the closing credits: "In the aftermath of violence, the distinction between hero and villain is sometimes a matter of interpretation or misinterpretation of facts. 'Taxi Driver' suggests that tragic errors can be made. The Filmmakers."

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