A wonderfully wacky comedy that the whole family will enjoy!
Pepper Morales, (John Astin) is the father of four children and his wife Maria, (Maria Pohji) is soon expecting their fifth. He works in a fish cannery and dreams of going into business for himself. He has reached the point in life where he must act now. He quits his job and buys a 1959 Cadillac, paints TAXI on the side and with a prayer, starts his own cab "company." He is successful at first hauling sailors around San Diego, but alter a series of breakdowns. the sailors will not ride with him anymore so he sets out to find other customers. He is disappointed at being turned away from hotels and restaurants as well as the airport because he does not have the required permits and stickers and when he does find a couple of fares, his taxi is stolen. He searches desperately for his cab and is arrested and jailed while trying to open a door to a garage where he thinks his cab is hidden. After his release he tries and tries to find his cab and he becomes more and more downhearted. He turns to drinking and thinks he sees the thief, (Frank Sinatra, Jr.), follows him to his house and breaks in. He returns to the factory on the advice of his attorney-brother-in-law, (Ralph James). His oldest son gets his gang together to find his father's cab. They find it in a junkyard just before it is crushed.
Director: Alex Grasshoff
Cast: Ralph James, Marian Brasch, Tony Genaro, Tommy Dikel, Leo Ford, Bob Estrada, Becky Castro, Jimmy Dikel, Eugene Freeman, John Astin, Danny Castro, Maria Pohji, Frank Sinatra Jr., Allan Sherman, Jackie Gayle, Father Tulio
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