azılı bir nihilist ve kiralık katil olan vincent(tom cruise) ile taksici max'in(jamie foxx) yaşadığı olayları anlatıyor. hayatı sorgulamanızı sağlayacak değeri yeterince bilinmeyen bir film.
ayrıca şu vurucu diyaloglara sahip.
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vincent : look in the mirror. paper towels, clean cab. limo company some day. how much you got saved?

max : that ain't any of your business.

vincent : someday? someday my dream will come? one night you will wake up and discover it never happened. it's all turned around on you. it never will. suddenly you are old. didn't happen, and it never will, because you were never going to do it anyway. you'll push it into memory and then zone out in your barco lounger, being hypnotized by daytime tv for the rest of your life. don't you talk to me about murder. all it ever took was a down payment on a lincoln town car. that girl,you can't even call that girl. what the fuck are you still doing driving a cab?
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