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The Incident (1967)

Late one night, two young toughs hold hostage the passengers in one car of a New York subway train.

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Tony Goya
Robert Bannard ...
Pfc. Phillip Carmatti
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Joan Robinson
Robert Fields ...
Kenneth Otis
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Sam Beckerman
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Harry Purvis
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Bill Wilks
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Douglas McCann
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Alice Keenan
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Joe Ferrone
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Arnold Robinson
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Bertha Beckerman
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Muriel Purvis
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Storyline

Stark melodrama about two thrill seeking tough guys who terrorize late-night passengers on a New York City train. The random victims are more concerned with their own problems than helping each other and pray that they won't be next. But it's going to take a lot more than prayer to end this nightmare of fear and violence. Film debut of both Martin Sheen and Tony Musante as the hoodlums. Written by alfiehitchie

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A Bold, Gritty, Terrifying Story Of Inner-City Terror See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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26 January 1968 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

El incidente  »

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$1,050,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Movie debut of Martin Sheen. See more »

Quotes

Pfc. Felix Teflinger: Where were you buddy?
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Referenced in Bananas (1971) See more »

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Very Effective, Moving Movie..
23 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

As I watched this movie this evening, it affected me like a good movie should. In this one, Martin Sheen and Tony Musante are 2 hoodlums who board a subway car and proceed to terrorize/harass the various occupants riding this car. Psychologically, it accomplishes what the director sets out to: Provoke/Stir up Emotions in the viewer. In particular, the atrocities committed against the gay man and Black couple are disturbing, especially given the era in which this film was produced. I was driven to anger watching the responses of the characters. Beau Bridges, Martin Sheen, and Donna Mills are interesting to watch in this film. The ending is something to see, and the very ending provokes some questions to the summation of this film. Recommended to see.


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