- "Ain't much better in here, kid."
- ―Taxi driver[src]
The cab driver is a minor character in the 1992 film Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
In the FilmEdit
While Kevin walked away from the two prostitutes, he spotted a taxi cab and called out "Taxi" before heading over to it. The taxi stopped, and as soon as Kevin ran over to it, he got in. As soon as he shut the cab door, Kevin turned to the driver and remarked, “Boy, it’s scary out there”.
The cab driver slowly turned around to face Kevin (who was in the back seat) and told him “Ain’t much better in here, kid” (possibly meaning he was aware that he was a scary-looking man, and Kevin would spend the ride terrified from his appearance — or possibly because, since it was night time, they would be driving through the dark, and they would continue to see more scary stuff out of the cab windows).
Kevin took one look at him and was terrified by how scary he looked before leaving the taxi and took off for Central Park.
A deleted scene would have revealed the driver as an opportunistic serial killer, although he mostly targeted adult women than children.
He was portrayed by Mario Todisco.