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Bill Murray -- The Check's in the Mail

2/6/2010 2:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bill Murray took a chauffeur on one helluva ride at the Sundance Film Festival last month when he didn't have enough cash to pay his fare -- but this story has a happy ending ... it just took a few days to develop.

It all went down on January 23rd, when Murray racked up a $200 tab for several hours of car service. When the driver tried to collect -- Murray handed over a credit card ... unfortunately, the driver only took cash.

Murray pulled out his wallet and forked over what he had -- $73 bucks -- and promised to send the rest in the mail ... hold your breath, right!?

But according to the driver, Bill delivered -- 'cause the producers of Murray's new movie sent a check to the guy for the remainder of the fare ... plus a $23 tip!

The end.


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he looks like a beverly hillbilly, but then again did jed clampett have more than raccoon skin in his wallet?

1723 days ago

Phildo The Driver    

to whom it may concern bill was cool as hell it just so happened that he ran out of money, perfectly understandable he shook my hand and said he would take care of it. Why is it so hard to believe that someone famous kept their word on paying their tab. This all Happened because my mother heard what happened and you all know how jewish mothers are!!! OMG!!! LOL!!! By the way, Bill was not intoxicated in any way. He was perfect gentalmen. He was The Bill Murray I always pictured him to be... Strait up and cool as Hell!!!

1722 days ago


I personally know this driver! Kudos to Phillip for taking his word in the first place. At least he got something! LOVE it! Any JC sightings? Talk with you soon. Have another successful day! Rebecca :)

1720 days ago


A cab driver is not an employee but a self employed person that either owns the cab or is leasing it from the cab company. These people do not make $2.00 per hour plus tips like waitstaff at a resturant/bar does. Cab tips are not a standard 20% like a resturant should be(for good service)....some cab drivers that I know make $100K per year. Dont feel sorry for him because he got a $23 tip. He also got the entire fare..he just pays his expenses out of it, but gets to write if off as a business tax deduction. I do tip a good cab driver and probably at least 20% on a low dollar fare but a $200 fare would not get 20% from me either. If you want bigger tips be a bartender...if you want to own your own business dont expect big tips.. To the single mother that pays more, good for you but how does it feel to know your giving big tips to a business owner that makes a lot more than you do...

1350 days ago
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