D.C. Cab is a 1983 comedy film, starring Mr. T, Max Gail, Adam Baldwin, Gary Busey and a special appearance by singer Irene Cara. The film was co-written and directed by Joel Schumacher. The R-rated comedy was controversial upon release due to Mr. T's appeal among children, which resulted in the film being mis-marketed in many regions.
Albert Hockenberry arrives in Washington, D.C. with plans to work for his late father's army buddy Harold, owner of the run-down taxicab company D.C. Cab. Harold wants to improve the company which is full of dilapidated cabs and off-beat cab drivers. The cabbies see driving as a dead end job while they wait for better lives, until Albert inspires them to work as a team.
A valuable violin is found in one of the cabs earning Harold and his wife a $10,000 reward as owners of the cab. Harold wants to share the money with the drivers and let them invest in the cab company as partners. However, his wife Myrna picks up the reward money and tosses Harold and Albert's belongings out of the house. The cabbies are not happy about losing their share of the reward, and Albert decides to donate his own money to the cab company and convinces the drivers to stay and make something of the company and themselves.
The cabbies work together to rescue Albert and a diplomat's two children after they're kidnapped.
Max Gail ... Harold Oswelt
Adam Baldwin ... Albert Hockenberry
Mr. T ... Samson
Charlie Barnett ... Tyrone Bywater
Gary Busey ... Dell
Gloria Gifford ... Miss Floyd
Marsha Warfield ... Ophelia
Bill Maher ... Baba
Whitman Mayo ... Mr. Rhythm
Peter Paul ... Buddy (as Peter Barbarian)
David Paul ... Buzzy (as David Barbarian)
Paul Rodriguez ... Xavier
Irene Cara ... Herself
Jill Schoelen ... Claudette
José Pérez ... Ernesto Bravo
Jim Moody ... Arnie
Anne De Salvo ... Myrna Oswelt (Harold's wife)
Diana Bellamy ... Maudie
Bob Zmuda ... Cubby
Timothy Carey ... Angel of Death