Chicago Cab

  • Mary Cybulski, John Tintori (1998)
  • US
  • 89 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Cameos from Gillian Anderson, Julianne Moore and John Cusack will draw most viewers to this overlooked "day-in-the-life" drama. But it'll be Paul Dillon's performance you'll remember. Reprising the role he played in Will Kern's acclaimed stage play, Hellcab, Dillon adroitly captures the range of emotions that a taxi driver experiences on the streets of an often soulless city, as he picks up such diverse passengers as zealous church-goers, a rape victim, smug businessmen, wasted party animals and a pregnant couple in a hurry. He's abetted by an assured sense of location from the husband-and-wife directing team of Mary Cybulski and John Tintori.

Plot Summary

Drama about a Chicago cab driver and the colourful array of characters he encounters one long winter's day in the Windy City, featuring appearances by John Cusack, Julianne Moore and Gillian Anderson.

Cast and crew


Cab driver
Paul Dillon
Southside girl
Gillian Anderson
Scary man
John Cusack
Religious mother
Moira Harris
Michael Ironside
Ad executive
Laurie Metcalf
Distraught woman
Julianne Moore
Southside guy
Kevin J O'Connor
John C Reilly


Mary Cybulski
John Tintori

Other Information

Contains swearing, drug abuse and a sex scene.