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Director: Martin Scorsese

Cast: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd

Domestic lifetime gross (adjusted for inflation, 2014): $102,022,500

Famous quote: “You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Then who the hell else are you talking... you talking to me? Well I'm the only one here. Who the fuck do you think you're talking to?” — Travis Bickle

Screenwriter Paul Schrader was inspired by the diaries of Arthur Bremer, who shot George Wallace, and Scorsese turned to Psycho composer Bernard Herrmann, who initially turned down the job ("I don't write music for car movies").

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