The Taxicab Wars

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (5)

  • Face: We're taking my brand new car into a situation where it could get shot up. I like to take good care of it, Hannibal. I'm real sentimental. Hannibal: Well, don't worry. If things get rough, I'll have them shoot around it. Face: Very funny.

  • (as Clarence Wickersham III) Hannibal: My daddy used to say, "The life without danger is just like a house of ill-repute without the naked ladies."

  • Amy: Lone Star 4, got a fare at the YMCA. Face: YMCA? Uh, listen, Amy, give that to Captain Cab, will ya? I don't do pickups at men's organizations. Hair salons, fashion boutiques, any place a pretty girl can be found.

  • Hannibal: Now, the Lone Star cab company's back in business. All we got to do is get some cabs that run.

  • Murdock takes on his alter-ego, which involves a hand made cape & mask (which look like a yellow plaid table cloth). Murdock: People all over the city look to the roads in awe, and ask what is happening? The answer is simple, Captain Cab has returned to Tarzana.

Trivia (15)

  • In the final showdown between cabs in the alley outside Lone Star Cab Company, a sign for Purofied Down Products Corporation can be seen on one of the nearby buildings. Purofied, which filed for Chapter 11 in early 1984, was located at 11501 Hart St. in North Hollywood.

  • When the Lone Star cabs crash through the doors into the Love Cab Company, the stunt driver in the first cab is wearing a helmet.

  • After the elderly couple climbs out of Murdock's cab and begins walking off, the shiny building with the rounded towers in the background is the Westin Bonaventure Hotel.

  • Hannibal's cab gets flipped at the intersection of W. 4th St. and S. Boylston St., just down the block from where B.A. picked up his fare minutes earlier. The large building on the left is the L.A. United School District building. The skyscraper in the distance (as the upside-down cab begins to land) is the BP Plaza; the long, low building at its foot is the downtown Marriott.

  • Hannibal: Face, did you copy that? Face: Sure did, Hannibal. During this exchange, Hannibal (actually, a stunt double) is shown driving east on Santa Monica Blvd. The L.A. Security Storage building at 6372 Santa Monica can be seen briefly before the scene cuts to Face in his cab.

  • B.A.: But don't worry. You in the winning cab. Huh. After B.A. says this, his cab and the pursuing Love Cab are shown heading south on Vine St.; the large yellow sign of the California Surplus Mart, located at 6263 Santa Monica Blvd (on the corner of Vine and Santa Monica), is just visible on the opposite side of the street. The tall skyscraper in the background is the Sunset Vine Tower, which was also the site of the building wrap for the 2007 Transformers movie.

  • Deke: This is Love 20. I'm at the Plaza. Actually, this entire scene with Deke, B.A., and the elderly couple takes place at the Union Oil Company, located at 461 S. Boylston St. in Los Angeles. The complex now belongs to the Los Angeles Center Studios; the walkways above Deke's head appear often on the CBS television series Numb3rs.

  • Murdock: People all over the city look to the roads in awe and ask, 'What is happening?' The answer is simple: Captain Cab has returned to Tarzana. During this voice-over, the three new Lone Star cabs are seen heading east on West 4th St. A sign for Olive St. is visible on the left side of the shot, and the sign for the Barclay Hotel, which still stands at 103 W. 4th St., is in the center of the shot. The overpass at the top edge of the shot is S. Grand Ave. This location in downtown Los Angeles is more than 20 miles southeast of Tarzana.

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Allusions (1)

  • Hannibal: Outnumbered? Why, there have been times in history when two or three good men could hold off a whole army. You take Romulus and Remus. Why, they held off a whole army just because they held on to one little old bridge. According to legend, brothers Romulus and Remus founded Rome in 753 B.C. They did not, however, defend Rome by protecting a bridge. That honor fell to Horatius in 509 B.C.