6.8/10
400
5 user 6 critic

The Purple Taxi (1977)

Un taxi mauve (original title)
R | | Drama | December 1980 (USA)
With its mauve taxi, the old philosopher Dr. Seamus Scully runs around the small green roads of the south of Ireland, becoming confident of his patients, while trying to help them find their way.

Director:

Writers:

(adaptation), (French adaptation) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Cop (1970)
Crime | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Yves Boisset
Stars: Michel Bouquet, Françoise Fabian, Gianni Garko
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

As every summer, Georges Lajoie, his wife Ginette and grown-up son Léon go on holiday to Loulou's campsite. They join old friends, the Schumachers and the Colins. Brigitte Colin, the ... See full summary »

Director: Yves Boisset
Stars: Jean Carmet, Pierre Tornade, Jean Bouise
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In a futuristic society, contestants pit their survival skills against each other in a fight to the death for cash prizes, and the contest is aired live on television.

Director: Yves Boisset
Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Michel Piccoli, Marie-France Pisier
Le Sheriff (1977)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The young judge Fayard is not afraid of anybody as he does his work honestly.

Director: Yves Boisset
Stars: Patrick Dewaere, Aurore Clément, Philippe Léotard
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A disturbed young woman is kept prisoner in a castle by her aunt for her money. The game-keeper, her guardian, tries to rape her but she escapes. In her flight she meets a man also running ... See full summary »

Director: Patrice Chéreau
Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Bruno Cremer, Edwige Feuillère
Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

At the beginning of WW2, Liviu, a Romanian count, and his wife Julia come to live on an uninhabited tropical island, where they hope to escape the war and their past. They bring with them ... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Charlotte Rampling, Max von Sydow
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Agnès Le Roux, a young independent woman, returns to Nice in 1976 to have a new start in her life after a failed marriage. All while falling in love with an older lawyer.

Director: André Téchiné
Stars: Guillaume Canet, Catherine Deneuve, Adèle Haenel
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The inspector Staniland as always try to put himself in the place of the victim, this time an unsuccessful pianist. That's when the victim's mistress Barbara entered the appartment, look ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Deray
Stars: Michel Serrault, Charlotte Rampling, Xavier Deluc
Yuppi du (1975)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Directors: Adriano Celentano, Miky Del Prete
Stars: Claudia Mori, Charlotte Rampling, Gino Santercole
Corky (1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A country boy wants to make it big as a stockcar racer.

Director: Leonard Horn
Stars: Robert Blake, Charlotte Rampling, Patrick O'Neal
Midas Run (1969)
Certificate: M Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A veteran secret service officer from Britain hijacks a government shipment of $15 million of gold out of an irritation for never being knighted.

Director: Alf Kjellin
Stars: Fred Astaire, Richard Crenna, Anne Heywood
The Long Duel (1967)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

To protest against British oppression and tyranny a tribal leader becomes a bandit.

Director: Ken Annakin
Stars: Yul Brynner, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Sharon Frederick
...
Philippe Marcal
...
Taubelman
...
Dr. Seamus Scully
...
Jerry Keen
...
Anne Taubelman
Jack Watson ...
Sean
Mairin D. O'Sullivan ...
Colleen
...
Little Person
Niall Buggy ...
Little Person
May Cluskey ...
(as May Clusky)
Loan Do Huu ...
Madame Li
Brendon Doyle
Michael Duffy
Edit

Storyline

With its mauve taxi, the old philosopher Dr. Seamus Scully runs around the small green roads of the south of Ireland, becoming confident of his patients, while trying to help them find their way.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

|

Release Date:

December 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Purple Taxi  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was filmed in both French and English. Fred Astaire found this a bit disconcerting, but it worked out nicely for the bilingual Peter Ustinov and Charlotte Rampling. See more »

Soundtracks

Un Taxi Mauve
Written by Philippe Sarde
Performed by 'Carlo Savina' And His Orchestra featuring The Chieftains
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A unique film capturing some legends of acting.
5 November 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Based on book Le Taxi mauve (A Purple Taxi) by Michel Deon written in 1973, Fred Astaire, Phillipe Noiret and Peter Ustinov all having a great time with Charlotte Rampling and Edward Albert, In front of camera. A wonderful story of love and sadness in one? Peter Ustinov tries to marry off his beautiful daughter to Edward Albert in order to fund his equestrian center dreams, lots of drinking, fighting, card playing and craic. Charlotte Rampling is a German based princess,Gerry's sister in the film come to find out what is going on with the money for the equestrian center, she needs to approve of it, She tries to get pregnant with Monsieur Noiret, and they have an affair. Filmed in and around Kenmare, County Kerry ,Ireland. Fantastic soundtrack by the chieftains. Not an Oscar winning film but one for a wet Sunday afternoon to relax in front of. How tragic that Edward Albert died on 22 of sept 2006 aged 55.Only a young man when he made this, He's probably driving Fred around in his purple taxi now laughing down at us all! Ohh and Charlotte Rampling get's her top off..I taped this on video back in 1984 and it still plays well, apparently it is hard to get, but is ran rarely on the television. Made very much in the french style yet in English and set entirely in Ireland.Each Scene was shot in both French and English so international viewers could enjoy it. Capturing a now bygone age. You don't have to get your car winched onto the boat in a cargo net anymore! Phillipe Noiret passed away on the 23rd of November 2006 17 days after after I posted this comment, how tragic. A fantastic french actor. This film is now for sale at: amazon.fr. priced at €9.99.Michel Deon has a website, www.micheldeon.com


8 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
story persadie
on DVD ? thoogh
What was the music near the end? Anna_Screengazer
The picture on the wall Anna_Screengazer
English Version dirty-dancing-forever
Discuss The Purple Taxi (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?