Travis Bickle\'s was a former Marine in Vietnam, he cannot sleep at night, so he starts working as a taxi driver from 6pm to 6am. This keeps him busy, but sleep still eludes him. His world is invaded by the likes of the denizens of 42nd street. This was in the 1970\'s, 42nd street has changed a bit. The hookers, the weirdos, the druggies are all part of the life that fascinates and disgusts him. He is drawn in the psychosis that invades their world and now his. Into this world of Travis Bickle, comes Betsy, played by Cybil Shepard, a lovely blonde who works for a politician, she thinks Travis is strange and their short relationship serves as another rejection in a long line for Travis. And, then, he changes his focus to Iris, the young hooker, played by Jodie Foster. He wants to change her world and send her home to her folks. And, in this doing, Travis comes unraveled and the piper is paid.
Starring: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Peter Boyle, Harvey Keitel, Albert Brooks.