Taxi 2

October 6th, 2000


Taxi 2

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Police inspector Emilien and his taxi-driver pal Daniel are back, this time on the tail of a group of Japanese yakuza.

Release Year: 2000

Rating: 6.2/10 (18,557 voted)

Director: Gérard Krawczyk

Stars: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Emma Wiklund

The Japanese ambassaor is visiting Marseilles to view the city police's anti-gang tactics. During the visit, however, he is kidnapped by a group working for the Japanese yakuza. Young officer Emilien is determined to rescue the ambassador and officer Petra (his girlfriend), who was also kidnapped, and restore the honor of his department. Once again, speed demon taxi-driver Daniel (from the first Taxi movie) is called upon to save the day with his high-speed driving skills.

Samy Naceri - Daniel Morales
Frédéric Diefenthal - Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec
Marion Cotillard - Lilly Bertineau
Emma Wiklund - Petra (as Emma Sjöberg)
Bernard Farcy - Commissaire Gibert
Jean-Christophe Bouvet - Général Edmond Bertineau
Frédérique Tirmont - Mother (as Frederique Tirmont)
Marc Faure - French Minister
Haruhiko Hirata - Japanese Minister
Tsuyu Shimizu - Yuli (as Tsuyu)
Ko Suzuki - Katano
Yoshi Oida - Yuke Tsumoto
Kentaro - Yakuza
Hiro Uchiyama - Master Hypnotist (as Hira Uchiyama)
Onochi Seietsu - Master Hypnotist

Taglines: Le 29 mars, il passe la seconde.

Release Date: 6 October 2000

Filming Locations: Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France

Box Office Details

Budget: FRF 70,000,000 (estimated)

Gross: $559,412 (USA) (22 October 2000)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Was originally released with 836 prints, the largest number ever for a film in France, surpassing the previous 797 print record in France held by Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.

Crew or equipment visible: The nylon string that flips the hat of the traffic police holding the radar out.

Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec: [subtitled version]
[Émilien has the escaping ninjas cornered in a dead end]
Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec: Ha-ha-ha-ha, oh yes, Marseille is complicated. Full of small streets. And you'll see that the cells aren't big either.
[points his gun at them]
Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec: Line up, face down, hands on your back, I'm warning you, I'm the shooting champion of the department, stop doing the Mario! You speak French?
[ninjas suddenly form a circle leaning towards each other with their hands on each other's shoulder]
Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec: Watch out! Warned you! Me do police brutality!
[ninjas scatter and climb up the wall, Émilien tries to follow but falls into a dumpster]

User Review

Great "Easy-to-watch" Movie!

Rating: 10/10

Sometimes you're in mood to see an "Easy-to-watch" movie, a movie that not requires you to sit tight and be concentrated while watching. Taxi 2 is certainly such a movie, and if you're a Car-fanatic, you're in for the ride of your life! As it is not necessary to have seen the first film, I strongly recommend it, especially if you like this one!


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