Thursday, January 20, 2005

Taxicab Confessors: Joe (left) and Harry Gantz, the producer-brothers behind the popular HBO series.

"Taxicab Confessions" returns to the streets of New York City for the first time after an eight-year hiatus. Taxicab Confessions: New York, New York records more intimate nocturnal conversations with actual taxicab passengers- chronicling a disparate group of revelers, fetishists, romantics and lonely hearts as they spill their innermost secrets to anonymous cab drivers. Starts Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 10:15 p.m. on HBO.

Producers Joe and Harry Gantz spent several months on the streets of New York following their ingeniously equipped cab for Taxicab Confessions: New York, New York. None of the passengers were aware that their conversations were being captured with hidden lipstick cameras and microphones until after the ride was over. As a result, their conversations are -- as always -- genuine, relaxed and totally candid.

After filming the first three "Taxicab Confessions" in New York City (January 1995, December 1995 and August 1996), producers Joe and Harry Gantz moved to Las Vegas for six more specials (October 1997, July 1998, November 1999, July 2000, March 2001, March 2002 and Jan. 2003). With the renewed blessing of Mayor Bloomberg's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting, the producers returned to NYC in 2004, enlisting a veteran group of cabbies to share driving duties – and elicit candid conversation - in a specially rigged yellow cab.

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