Night on Earth (1991)

7.75 / Rated by 2 people

129 min.
Plot  Los Angeles

As evening falls, tomboy cabby Corky (Winona Ryder) picks up Hollywood executive Victoria Snelling (Gena Rowlands) from the airport, and as Corky drives, Victoria tries to conduct business over the phone. Despite their extreme differences socially, the two develop a certain connection. Sometime during the ride Victoria, who is evidently a talent scout or casting director, discovers that Corky would be ideal for a part in a movie she is casting, but Corky rejects the offer, as she has plans to become a mechanic.

New York

Helmut Grokenberger (Armin Mueller-Stahl), an East German immigrant who was once a clown in his home country, now works in New York as a taxi driver. He picks up a passenger named YoYo (Giancarlo Esposito), a streetwise young man, and attempts to drive him to Brooklyn. Helmut does not really know how to drive with an automatic transmission so he allows YoYo to drive. On their way, they pick up YoYo's sister-in-law Ang...



Winona Ryder
Gena Rowlands
Victoria Snelling
Armin Mueller-Stahl
Helmut Grokenberger
Rosie Perez
Isaach De Bankolé
Unnamed Taxi Driver
Béatrice Dalle
The Blind Woman
Emile Abossolo M'Bo
An unnamed African passenger


All Titles

Night on Earth
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States


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