Synopsis: This movie is about A cab driver called Bob (Vincent D'Onofrio) who picks up women and takes them to his house where he kills them. But on this one day he picks up a woman and her 9 year old son Tim. Bob then makes Tim live in the house with him all while he keeps killing women. Tim grows up there, watching, seeing all that happens. Bob wants to make him his protégé. Will Tim carry on the legacy?
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Director(s): Jennifer Lynch
Production: Anchor Bay Films
  3 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

One, two...

...three, four,

five, six, seven...

...eight, nine, 10.

That was better.

- He got a book on puppy training.

- I know. I saw it.


Maybe by Christmas

I can make it work.

- Really?

- Don't say anything yet.

Oh, my God, you are so sexy

when you make secret plans.



- Love you.

- Come on, guys. Let's go.

When you're at camp

this summer.

- I can still go to camp?

- Of course.

Your dad's working six days a week

and I'll be working again soon.

So let's not worry, huh?

You're going to camp.

Thanks, sweetie.

- We'll see you tonight.

- Okay.

Hey, don't take the bus home, okay?

- Take a cab.

- Don't be silly.

- Take a cab.

- No.

You know how expensive

cabs are these days.

No. Another 40 bucks is not gonna

break the mortgage.

Seriously, no bus.

And you wonder

why I love you so much.

- 'Cause I'm a catch.

- I know that.

Hey, champ, you look after

your mom, okay?


In one ear and out the window.

Oh, look.

"Shifter" is playing?

Hey, you wanna

go see that instead?

Dad said no way.

Well, Dad's not here.

It's just you and me.

- Really?

- Come on, let's do it.

You're gonna have to hold my hand

during the really scary parts.

I'll hold it the whole time.

Did you see when

that guy's face came off?

No. My eyes were closed

and my ears were shut.

Ugh. Aren't you worried

about nightmares?

- Mom, I'm nine now.

- Ha.

Hi. Can we get a taxi, please?

- Mom. Mom.

- Right away to the-

Oh, you know what? We're good.

We don't need one.


Come on.

Let's get you in.

Hey there.

Can we get 1085 Chestnut?

- The big park.

- Got it.

Hey, hon. It's us.

We are in a cab

and we're on our way home.

Love you.

- Dude, what happened?

- I went through a door.

You watched the movie.

You should know.


Did your face fall off yet?


I can't believe you missed that part.

Um, excuse me,

that was our exit.

"Don't take the bus" he says.

"Take a cab. "

You gonna call Dad?

Well, I would, but now

I'm not getting any service.

I think if you just keep

going straight, then- okay.


You know where we are?

Sir? Could you just pull over?

Hey, listen, um...

I've got a child back here

and you're beginning to scare

the bejesus out of me,

so if you don't pull over right now,

then I'm not only gonna report you

to the cab company,

but to the f***in' police as well!

Pull over!

Mom, is everything okay?

Just let us out, please.

Just stop the car and talk to me.

This is scaring us.

- All right, just let us out here.

- Mom. Mom.

I won't report you.

I won't say anything.

- Just keep trying the doors.

- No, Mom, I'm staying with you.

Open these f***ing doors!

Baby, baby.

I can't! I can't!

Let us out of the car!

Damn it!

Let us out of the f***ing car!

Oh, God.

Now, you f***er!


Oh, God.

Okay, he stopped.

- He's getting out.

- What is happening?

I'm gonna talk to him.

You're gonna take the phone.

When I scream, "Run,"

you're gonna run.

- It's gonna be okay.

- No.

- I'll find you.

- Mom, no.

- I will find you, baby.

- No, I'm not leaving without you.

It's gonna be okay.

- Oh, my God! Wait!

- Mom!

Don't you-

Mom? Please.

Mom, are you okay?

Oh, my God.

Look at me. Look at me.

- We're gonna be okay, all right?

- What does he want?

We're gonna be fine.

Leave her alone!




Just stay in the car!

- No!

- Mom! Mom!


Please. Please. Please.


- Mom?

- It's okay.

Mommy's fine, baby.

Mommy's fine.

Just stay in the car.

You're gonna be fine.

Don't worry.

You're gonna be fine, baby.

Stay in the car.

Cover your ears.

Cover your ears.


No. No!

Mom! Uh.

You look like your mother.

My dad's gonna find you.

If- if that's what you believe.


That is the last free shot

that you will ever get.

You will skip dinner.

I want my mom.

Well, she's not coming back, ever,

so get used to it.


You smell like piss.

I didn't ask for you.

But since you're here,

I'm going to make the most of it.

You will have one job.

You do what I say.

You clean up my house.

Garbage bags, mops,

bucket, broom-

they are your tools.


You will serve me breakfast

every morning

for the rest of your life.

You will not eat or drink anything

without my permission.

You only eat after I have eaten,

and only what I have

left on my plate.

You hear that?

That means that

I'm bringing one back.

You have 10 seconds

to open these locks.

Every night I bring home

a newspaper.

After I finish reading it,

I want you to try and find stories

about missing people.

You cut them out

nice and neat...

The licenses.

...and you put them

in the scrapbook.

Cash. See?

There is no phone in this house.

The TV is off limits unless I offer it.

If someone knocks at the-

well, no one's gonna knock.

If you steal from me,

you get a beating.

If you try and escape

or you don't keep the house clean,

you get a beating.

If you make me nervous

or get in my way at all, a beating.

From now on, this is your world.

It is only you, me, and them.

I will call you Rabbit.

On page 12,

there is a nice piece

about you

and your mother missing.

Put it in the scrapbook.

You going somewhere, Rabbit?

You get an A for effort.

I know every move that you make.


Everything you do

I let you do!

Go ahead, let it out.


- Somebody!

- Let it out.

- Help!

- That's it.

- Let it go. Let it go.

- Help, somebody!

- Come on.

- Help!


You are so f***ing predictable.


And a f***ing embarrassment.


Come on.

Come on, Rabbit.

Hey, Rabbit,

what are you gonna do with that?

Don't be a quitter.

Rabbit, you have to follow through.

Following through

is the key to life.

Come on down.

I'll tell you what-

you come down and I will

give you a running start.

Go ahead.

Come on.

Come on, kid!

Come on, kid.

That's it.

That's it. Go.

Come on,

give it all you've got.

Come on, let it go, kid.

Let it go, kid.

Come on.

You're a paper doll.

Women love flowers.

...aren't releasing any information

until they complete

their investigation.

A government bill that cracked down

on laboratory experiments on animals

is expected to become law today.

Animal rights activists have been

pushing for the bill for nine years

and have taken part

in mass demonstrations

throughout the nation.


I'm... real sorry, Dad.

- Dad-

- Not a f***ing word.

I've known you all your life...

and you're nothing special.

You're nothing special.

Did your dad toss a ball around

with you in the backyard?

You know, after school,

like- or Sundays?

I mean,

did he do things with you,

teach you things?

Or was he just f***ed?

Do you want to learn things?

To really learn?

Because it's important

as hell to know sh*t.

Otherwise, people will-

they will walk all over you.

I got things

that you should learn.


You are not going to be ignorant.

You're going to study

and you're going to learn.

- About what?

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Jennifer Lynch

Jennifer Chambers Lynch (born April 7, 1968) is an American film director and screenwriter. She is the daughter of filmmaker David Lynch. She is also known as the author of the book The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer. more…

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