Taxi Driver is a 1976 film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader. The movie is set in New York City, soon after the Vietnam War. The film stars Robert De Niro and features Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel, Leonard Harris, Peter Boyle, Cybill Shepherd, and a young Jodie Foster. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, including "Best Picture", and won the Palme d'Or at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival.
In "The Best Christmas Story Never". When Stan has to take over filming Taxi Driver he criticizes Robert De Niro's acting. De Niro walks off the set, leaving John Wayne to take the role of Travis Bickle.
Stan claims he went from zero to hero to De Niro as a wrestler and uses Travis Bickle's catch phrase from Taxi Driver in "The Wrestler".