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Chicago Cab
Chicago Cab
Actors: John Cusack, Gillian Anderson, Laurie Metcalf, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly
Director: Mary Cybulski
Genres: Comedy, Drama
R     2009     1hr 36min

This episodic adaptation of Will Kern's seriocomic play follows a Chicago cabbie (Paul Dillon) as he picks up various passengers on the city's South Side on Christmas Eve and the various stories they each have to tell.


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Actors: John Cusack, Gillian Anderson, Laurie Metcalf, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly
Director: Mary Cybulski
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: John Cusack, Drama
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 04/07/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1998
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 36min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Wonderful, albeit completely mismarketed
Robert P. Beveridge | Cleveland, OH | 06/18/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"...Also known as "Chicago Cab," and based on the play of that name, Hellcab is one of those flicks that follows around a cab driver (Paul Dillon, a fantastic actor who looks like Flea, sounds like Flea two octaves lower, is as well-cast as Flea in the highly-underrated _Dudes_... well, you get the idea) as he picks up fares and wanders in and out of the lives of the passengers. Tight, funny, high-pitched. Small parts from Gillian Anderson, John Cusack (also one of the film's producers), and best actress 2000 nominee Julianne Moore in the kind of scene that makes us realize why she could be nominated for best actress. I mean, she's GOOD. My video store has this under horror, no matter how much I try to get them to change it. It ain't. Comedy/drama, and excellent comedy/drama at that."
This is my all time, hands down, favorite movie
violent_femme331 | Maine | 08/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I just saw this movie tonight ... . This movie follows the dayof a Chicago cab driver, his passengers, and the brief glimpses of their lives, that make up his. There is no way that I can give you a synopsis of this movie without robbing it of it's genius. Just trust me. If you don't see this movie, you're seriously missing out."
Depressing, boring "art film"
violent_femme331 | 06/14/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Don't be misled by the title, cover art, or log line: "Dare You Pay The Fare?" HELLCAB is not a horror film.HELLCAB is a boring art film. It's about the depressing day in the life of a Chicago cabby. Each passenger gets one or two minutes of screen time, including "star" Gillian Anderson, who struggles with an Italian blue-collar accent.Film is a series of vingettes; nothing is ever resolved. We see the passenger, their situation set up, then go on to the next passenger."
Hellcab is cool!
violent_femme331 | 06/07/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love the movie Hellcab! It is so funny and has a great story...A-1! A friend and I rented it because Gillian Anderson was in it, but we ended up laughing all night. We even rewound it to watch certain scenes twice. (Laurie Metcalf, anyone?) Hellcab also has a darker side, with underlying themes about relationships, racism, and being true to yourself. Rent it today! :-)"