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A Feature film by Gérard Pirès

Produced by EuropaCorp, ARP Sélection

Release in France : 08/04/1998


    Daniel used to deliver pizzas. Now he’s a taxi driver. He’s a demon at the wheel and drives a very powerful car. He is forced into making a deal with the police when he has a run-in with Emilien, a cop who’s just failed his driving test for the eighth time. If Daniel wants to hold on to his license, he has to help break up a gang of fast-driving German bank robbers who are plundering the city’s banks.

    Actors (26)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    EuropaCorp, ARP Sélection

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    TF1 Studio

    Co-productions :

    STUDIOCANAL, TF1 Films Production

    French distribution :

    ARP Sélection

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    The whole adventure was intimidating. A big film and a dream role written by Luc Besson, who keeps rehearsing you until you’ve made the grade. We were worn out from constantly straining to give of our best. I remember very clearly one day in Marseille. I arrived on set, I was called pretty late, and when I arrived I saw St. Charles Boulevard blocked off as far as La Cannebière, thousands of people everywhere, cops, cameras, cars, and in the cars, guys like Schlesser, Jabouille, Ragniotti, Julienne’s team of stuntmen, and suddenly it came to me: I thought “What movie am I in?” It hit me like a hammer. There’s no doubt there were a bunch of heavy-duty guys on this picture, some serious pros. Besson, Pirès, the stunt drivers... If Fred and I have measured up to what those guys did, well then, I’d say we’ve made a good film. (Samy Nacéri)

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    Full credits (19)

    Executive Producers :

    Luc Besson, Laurent Pétin, Michèle Halberstadt

    Sound Recordist :

    Vincent Tulli

    Director of Photography :

    Jean-Pierre Sauvaire

    Production Manager :

    Bernard Grenet

    Editor :

    Véronique Lange

    Continuity supervisor :

    Michèle Andreucci

    Music Composers :

    Iam, Akhenaton

    Costume designer :


    French Distributor :

    Laurent Pétin

    Location Manager :

    Didier Hoarau

    Assistant directors :

    Sophie Davin, Stéphane Gluck, Sophie Lifshitz, Fabien Vergez

    Screenwriter :

    Luc Besson

    Sound Assistant :

    Emmanuel Ughetto

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Dominique Segall

    Sound Editor :

    Vincent Tulli

    Production Designer :

    Jean-Jacques Gernolle

    Stunt performer :

    Loïc Saintilan

    Artistic Director :

    Franck Schwarz

    Sound mixers :

    Vincent Arnardi, Jacques Thomas-Gérard

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Comedy, Action

    Themes :

    Friendship, Fraud

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    Production country :

    France (100.0%)

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    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 25 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby Digital