All the animals come out at night: Taxi Driver

By: Maria Trimarchi

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?
cab driver
Travis Bickle drives a cab.
concession sales
drug dealer
something for the government

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Travis is a former Marine and veteran of what war?
Korean
U.S. invasion of Panama
Vietnam
Travis is a former Marine and is a Vietnam vet.
World War II

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What's the patch on the left arm of Travis' jacket?
Devilfish
Land That God Forgot
King Kong Company
Travis Bickle wears a jacket with a company patch on the arm, for King Kong Company.
Magicians

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How does Travis Bickle describe himself?
a person like other people
a walking contradiction
as God's lonely man
Travis describes himself as God’s lonely man.
as the only one here

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What does Travis order at the adult movie concession stand?
Chuckles
Travis orders Chuckles, Goobers, a Clark bar, popcorn and RC Cola.
Milk Duds
Red Vines
Sno Caps

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Where does Travis first see Betsy?
in his cab
at a political campaign rally
at an adult movie theater
at 63rd and Broadway
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.

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For whose political campaign does Betsy work?
James L. Buckley
Hugh Carey
Pat Moynihan
Charles Palantine
Betsy campaigns for Charles Palantine.

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What office is Charles Palantine running for?
congressman
governor
president
Sen. Charles Palantine is running for president.
senator

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Where does Travis take Betsy for pie and coffee?
Charles Coffee Shop
Travis takes Betsy to Charles Coffee Shop on Columbus Circle.
Jack Rabbit Slim's
Joe's Pie Diner
Monk's Cafe

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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
a fruit salad and coffee
white bread soaked with milk and peach brandy

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When describing Travis, which Kris Kristofferson song does Betsy quote lyrics from?
"Breakdown (A Long Way from Home)"
"Duvalier's Dream"
"The Pilgrim"
They lyrics are from Kris Kristofferson's "The Pilgrim," from the album "The Silver Tongued Devil and I."
"The Taker"

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Legendary composer Bernard Herrmann scored "Taxi Driver" and which other blockbuster?
"Cape Fear"
"Citizen Kane"
"North by Northwest"
all of these films
Bernard Herrmann composed dozens of recognizable scores, including "Citizen Kane," "Psycho" and "Cape Fear." He passed away after composing the score for "Taxi Driver."

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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 went to boot camp
he kept a loaded gun on his desk
he interviewed Vietnam veterans

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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"
"You talkin’ to me?"
De Niro looks in the mirror and delivers the line, "You talkin’ to me?"

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Who inspired Robert De Niro's improvised line, "You talkin' to me?"
Marlon Brando
Bruce Springsteen
Jack Nicholson
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.

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Who plays Matthew "Sport" Higgins, Iris' pimp?
Peter Boyle
Albert Brooks
Harvey Keitel
Harvey Keitel plays the character "Sport" (aka Matthew).
Martin Scorsese

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When Iris' cigarette burns out, what happens?
your 25 minutes are up
your 20 minutes are up
your 15 minutes are up
When that cigarette burns out, your 15 minutes with Iris is up.
your 10 minutes are up

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How old is Iris "Easy" Steamsma?
12 years old
Iris "Easy" Steamsma is 12 years old, as was Jodie Foster at the time she was cast.
14 years old
16 years old
18 years old

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Who was considered for the role of Iris before Jodie Foster got the part?
Bo Derek
Melanie Griffith
Mariel Hemmingway
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.

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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."
Goldie in "The Mack"
Huggy Bear in "Starsky & Hutch"
Willie Dynamite in "Willie Dynamite"

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Why do Iris and her pimp Sport get along?
they're both Cancers
they're both Geminis
they're both Leos
they're both Libras
According to Iris, she and Sport get along because they're both Libras.

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Where does Iris imagine she'd go if she left Sport?
back home
a commune in Northern California
a commune in upstate New York
a commune in Vermont
Iris sees herself living at a commune in Vermont.

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What does "take it on the arches" mean?
feel lonely
give someone a hard time
"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)."
take responsibility
you can leave

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Where do the night shift cabbies -- including Wizard, Dough Boy, Charlie T and Travis -- go for coffee breaks?
the 104th Street Automat
the Belmore Cafeteria
The night time cabbies go to the Belmore Cafeteria for coffee and gossip.
Cafeteria
P.J. Clarke's

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What gun does Travis buy from Easy Andy?
.38 snub nose
.380 Walther
Colt .25 Automatic
all of these guns
Travis buys all three of these guns from Easy Andy.

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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

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Before his attempt to assassinate Sen. Palantine, what kind of haircut does Travis give himself?
comb-over
mohawk
Travis shaves his hair into a mohawk.
pompadour
shaved head

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What name does Travis give the Secret Service agent for information about joining their service?
Travis Binkle
Henry Krinkle
Travis gives the name Henry Krinkle to the Secret Service agent.
Travis Krinkle
Henry Binkle

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What is Sen. Palantine's campaign slogan?
"Let the People Rule"
"The People Are Rising"
"We the People"
"We Are the People"
Charles Palantine's presidential campaign slogan is "We Are the People."

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What is Travis waiting for?
a fare
people to change
the sun to shine
Travis is waiting for the sun to shine.
things to change

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Who dies in the gunfight at Sport's brothel?
a bouncer
a gangster
Sport
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.

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Travis attempts to kill himself after the brothel shootings. Why didn't he?
Iris begs him not to
he's out of bullets
Travis fires off several shots into his own head, but the gun is empty.
he's unconscious
he doesn't want to disappoint Betsy

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Where does Iris go after Travis rescues her?
an apartment of her own in Manhattan
back home to Pittsburgh
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
to a commune in Vermont

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How much of the film's total budget of $1.8 million was used to pay the actors?
$900,000
$800,000
$700,000
$200,000
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.

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Where is Travis Bickle's jacket now?
Geppi's Entertainment Museum
Harry Ransom Center
Travis Bickle's jacket is kept at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas.
National Museum of American History
The Hollywood Museum

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