All the animals come out at night: Taxi Driver
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For Travis, there will be no more pills, no more bad food and no more destroyers of his body. From now on, it will be total organization. Every muscle, he feels, must be tight. How much do you know about Travis Bickle's life of loneliness and descent into violence? You make the move. It's your move ...
What is Travis Bickle's job?
Travis Bickle drives a cab.
something for the government
Travis is a former Marine and veteran of what war?
Travis is a former Marine and is a Vietnam vet.
What's the patch on the left arm of Travis' jacket?
Travis Bickle wears a jacket with a company patch on the arm, for King Kong Company.
How does Travis Bickle describe himself?
a person like other people
Travis describes himself as God’s lonely man.
What does Travis order at the adult movie concession stand?
Travis orders Chuckles, Goobers, a Clark bar, popcorn and RC Cola.
Where does Travis first see Betsy?
at a political campaign rally
at an adult movie theater
The first time Travis sees Betsy is outside the Palantine campaign headquarters at 63rd and Broadway. And she appeared like an angel, in a white dress.
For whose political campaign does Betsy work?
Betsy campaigns for Charles Palantine.
What office is Charles Palantine running for?
Sen. Charles Palantine is running for president.
Where does Travis take Betsy for pie and coffee?
Travis takes Betsy to Charles Coffee Shop on Columbus Circle.
What does Travis order on his pie and coffee date with Betsy?
apple pie and black coffee
While Betsy orders coffee and a fruit salad, Travis has a slice of apple pie topped with melted cheese and a cup of black coffee.
cherry pie and black coffee
white bread soaked with milk and peach brandy
When describing Travis, which Kris Kristofferson song does Betsy quote lyrics from?
"Breakdown (A Long Way from Home)"
They lyrics are from Kris Kristofferson's "The Pilgrim," from the album "The Silver Tongued Devil and I."
Legendary composer Bernard Herrmann scored "Taxi Driver" and which other blockbuster?
Bernard Herrmann composed dozens of recognizable scores, including "Citizen Kane," "Psycho" and "Cape Fear." He passed away after composing the score for "Taxi Driver."
How did Robert De Niro prepare for the role of Travis?
he worked as a NYC cab driver
De Niro was a NYC cab driver, working 12-hour shifts for a month to prepare for the role.
he kept a loaded gun on his desk
he interviewed Vietnam veterans
Travis looks into the mirror, pulls a gun while looking at himself, and says, what?
"I got some bad ideas in my head"
"Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets"
"Leave me alone, I'm dead"
De Niro looks in the mirror and delivers the line, "You talkin’ to me?"
Who inspired Robert De Niro's improvised line, "You talkin' to me?"
only Robert De Niro knows
Robert De Niro improvised the famous line, along with the rest of the mirror monologue. One story goes that De Niro caught a Bruce Springsteen show, where The Boss asked his audience, "You talkin' to me?" The only person who really knows is De Niro.
Who plays Matthew "Sport" Higgins, Iris' pimp?
Harvey Keitel plays the character "Sport" (aka Matthew).
When Iris' cigarette burns out, what happens?
When that cigarette burns out, your 15 minutes with Iris is up.
How old is Iris "Easy" Steamsma?
Iris "Easy" Steamsma is 12 years old, as was Jodie Foster at the time she was cast.
Who was considered for the role of Iris before Jodie Foster got the part?
all of these actors were considered for the role
While 12-year-old Jodie Foster got the part, she wasn't Martin Scorsese's first choice. He also considered Linda Blair, Bo Derek, Melanie Griffith and Mariel Hemingway, among others, for the role.
Who is Sport dressed to look like?
Chief Scar in "The Searchers"
Iris' pimp Sport is dressed like the character Chief Scar in John Ford's film "The Searchers."
Huggy Bear in "Starsky & Hutch"
Willie Dynamite in "Willie Dynamite"
Why do Iris and her pimp Sport get along?
According to Iris, she and Sport get along because they're both Libras.
Where does Iris imagine she'd go if she left Sport?
a commune in Northern California
a commune in upstate New York
Iris sees herself living at a commune in Vermont.
What does "take it on the arches" mean?
"If you're gonna break my chops, you can take it on the arches," is slang for, "if you're going to give me a hard time (break my chops), you can leave (take it on the arches)."
Where do the night shift cabbies -- including Wizard, Dough Boy, Charlie T and Travis -- go for coffee breaks?
The night time cabbies go to the Belmore Cafeteria for coffee and gossip.
What gun does Travis buy from Easy Andy?
Travis buys all three of these guns from Easy Andy.
From now on, it will be how many push-ups and how many pull-ups for Travis every morning?
25 push-ups and 25 pull-ups
50 push-ups and 50 pull-ups
From now on, Travis' routine will be 50 push-ups and 50 pull-ups every morning.
100 push-ups and 100 pull-ups
150 push-ups and 150 pull-ups
Before his attempt to assassinate Sen. Palantine, what kind of haircut does Travis give himself?
Travis shaves his hair into a mohawk.
What name does Travis give the Secret Service agent for information about joining their service?
Travis gives the name Henry Krinkle to the Secret Service agent.
What is Sen. Palantine's campaign slogan?
Charles Palantine's presidential campaign slogan is "We Are the People."
What is Travis waiting for?
Travis is waiting for the sun to shine.
Who dies in the gunfight at Sport's brothel?
Travis kills all three of these men
After failing to assassinate Palatine, Travis goes to the brothel and kills Sport, a bouncer, as well as a mafioso.
Travis attempts to kill himself after the brothel shootings. Why didn't he?
Travis fires off several shots into his own head, but the gun is empty.
he doesn't want to disappoint Betsy
Where does Iris go after Travis rescues her?
an apartment of her own in Manhattan
According to the letter her father writes to Travis, Iris, after the brothel killings, goes home to her family in Pittsburgh.
into the Witness Protection Program
How much of the film's total budget of $1.8 million was used to pay the actors?
Because everyone who signed on to make the film agreed to a pay cut, less than $200,000 of the total $1.8 million that went into making the movie paid for actor salaries.
Where is Travis Bickle's jacket now?
Geppi's Entertainment Museum
Travis Bickle's jacket is kept at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas.
National Museum of American History
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