release year: 1983
genre: crude comedy
viewing setting: home DVD, 6/13/05
synopsis: A bottom-of-the-barrel cab company must unite and work together to avoid going out of business.
impressions: This wasn't nearly as funny as I remember from my childhood. In fact, it was downright racial in its humor, at times. It's basically one serious guy helping a bunch of clowns come together for their own common good.
things to watch for: The strange, masked chase at the beginning.
something this movie has that no other movie has: A bunch of idiots chasing each other around while wearing monster masks.
acting: Adam Baldwin was the main kid, and did a decent job. Mr. T was the tough cabbie with the heart of gold. Other people turned in clownish performances: Gary Busey, the Barbarian Brothers.
final word: May be funny once, depending on the viewer.
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