Chicago Cab (1997)

Director
Mary Cybulski; John Tintori

Main cast
Paul Dillon; Tim Gamble; Olivia Trevino; Moira Sinise; Rana Khan

Genres
Comedy, Drama

Description
A day in the life of a Chicago cab driver is examined as he picks up fares from the good and bad parts of the city and emotionally connects to many of his passengers.


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