Taxi Driver

Other mistake: When Travis is negotiating with Sport for Iris' services, an off-screen crew member can be heard saying, "but no rough stuff" just before Sport says it. (01:17:00)

Other mistake: Travis' hair length appears inconsistent throughout the movie; he begins working in early May with his hair of a certain length, his hair appears trimmed differently in certain scenes driving the cab, it is certainly much shorter, sort of a buzz cut, during the scenes when he interacts with the senator's guards, but it is already longer when he is doing the "You talkin' to me scene" and the murder of Stick-Up Man, which is in between the buzzcut scenes. And then of course, there's the ending.

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Other mistake: When Travis sends money to Iris, he addresses the envelope to 240 East 13th st. At the entrance to the building Iris lives in (visible after Sport's corpse is shown), the street number is 226. (01:33:40 - 01:44:50)

Other mistake: There seems to be no bullet impact into the wall or near Murray Moston after the .44 Magnum revolver is discharged. Given the general direction and angle the weapon was pointed, a bullet should have blown out part of the wall near Murray Moston.

Other mistake: When the woman at the theater gives Travis his Cola, she never pours it. (00:09:25)


Other mistake: The continuity of the sequence with Travis killing Iris' Time Keeper is choppy; audio of him screaming is heard even when his mouth is closed, and his eyes are open, then closed. He is also staying completely still for the shots of the final blow after displaying fierce blind suicidal aggression (going after a man with a gun even having no weapon and one hand turned into a pulp), where his head appears pushed against the couch in a different way between angles. (01:41:25)

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Other mistake: Travis Bickle's voiceover reading the letter to Mom and Dad says that July is Father's day month. But the holiday happens in the month of June (at least in the US). On the other hand, it's more than just a Character Error, because when you see the written part of the card held by Robert De Niro, the word used is "June" and not "July." (01:12:00 - 01:13:20)

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Other mistake: The man (turns out to be a mafia bigshot) who goes to Iris' pimp Sport asks him if she's in the usual building, and walks off, no doubt about his intentions. It's broad daylight, and it's summer. Yet Travis, who is also on booze and pills after failing to kill the senator and surely did not bid his time, arrives in East 13th Street only when it's already pitch black outside, and the john is still with Iris in the 'work' room, with them being fully clothed and with the bed made (but she's on her knees so they are 'just about to do it'). (01:37:30 - 01:39:45)

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Other mistake: Travis built a special arm holster for a gun that allows him to pull a gun easily, popping it in hand while his arm is already outstretched. It's the weapon he prepared for in the iconic "You talkin' to me?" scene, and practices handshaking with it. We see a scene when he prepares to go kill the Senator cutting the sleeve of the shirt off. And yet, when the actual attempted hit is shown, Travis has his hand (the gun hand) inside his jacket, alerting security. (01:36:30)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene at the diner, where Travis puts a soluble tablet in a glass of water, you can see a plate of open cheeseburger in front of him. But Travis never ordered, nor received any cheeseburgers. He only ordered and received a cup of coffee only. (00:17:10)

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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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Trivia: Director Martin Scorsese makes more then just a cameo in this film, he's the passenger that sits with Travis talking about how he's going to kill his wife for cheating on him with a black man. He's credited as "Man Watching Silhouette".

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Question: Is there an official explanation to the ending of the movie? Some people say that it was Travis's dream sequence, and others say it was Travis going back to his manic depressive self again. What caused Travis to get so startled when he was looking at the rear vision mirror? Did Scorsese deliberately make the ending very vague or is there supposed to be an explanation to the ending?

Answer: This is just my opinion. Remember Iris's line "Have you ever tried looking at your own eyeballs in the mirror?" or something to that effect. Well, Travis sees the madness reflected in his own eyes, doesn't like what he sees (as it reminds him of what he has done, what he might yet do).

Answer: There is. Both Scorsese (in the audio commentary) and screenwriter Paul Schrader in multiple interviews establish that the ending is not to be taken as a dream sequence or anything of the sort. I love the previous answer, by the way, it does nail what has also been stated; while Travis survived this time, it's very likely there will be a next.

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