Scenes I Love: Taxi Driver


Everyone always talks about the “You talkin’ to me” scene or the final shoot out at the end but, for me personally, the scene that I always look forward to whenever I see Taxi Driver is the scene where demented cabbie Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) buys an arsenal from the friendly and sleazy Andy (Steven Prince).  I’ve always felt that Taxi Driver was meant to be more a comedy than anything else and this scene manages to be funny and disturbing at the same time.

Apparently, Prince was a former heroin addict-turned-personal assistant to director Martin Scorsese.  His appearance here is proof of how the right actor in the right part in the right scene can totally dominate even with only 3 minutes of screen time.