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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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Cast

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Tony Goya
Robert Bannard ...
Pfc. Phillip Carmatti
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Pfc. Felix Teflinger
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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
Tony Musante ...
Joe Ferrone
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Arnold Robinson
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Bertha Beckerman
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Artie Connors
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Muriel Purvis
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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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26 January 1968 (West Germany)  »

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El incidente  »

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$1,050,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

All scenes in the subway car were filmed in a studio mockup of IRT World's Fair Lo-V #5674. The producers contacted St. Louis Car Co. for original blueprints of the car and painstakingly reproduced it. Lights were mounted along the car exterior and illuminated sequentially to simulate a speed of 30 mph. The NYC Transit Authority refused to grant permission for filming on its property. Subway footage was filmed by concealing the cameras inside bags. Police became suspicious when they heard whirring sounds inside the bags. See more »

Quotes

Pfc. Felix Teflinger: No I don't think we're better than you, son. However, uh, I do think we're a little quieter.
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Referenced in Bananas (1971) See more »

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THE SUBWAY RIDE FROM HELL
4 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

a truly excellent film with remarkable performances from all of the cast. The film explores a theme of the uncaring New Yorkers which was very much a dominating force here in the mid and late 1960s. Two boys terrorize and essentially hold hostage about a dozen people on a subway car in the early morning hours. The passengers represent a crossection of New York society. It is a film about ones fears in confronting terror...in allowing evil to happen to all around you and doing nothing to stop it. It ends when finally an outsider in that subway car has reached his breaking point. Yet he too is eventually abandonded.

as a New Yorker and a subway buff i really enjoyed the exteriors of the number 4 train although the cars early on are pre 1960 and later on the exteriors are the post 1964 cars...but this is a continuity error that someone like myself would look for.

Along with a very young Martin Sheen...look for Donna Mills as a late teenage virgin..the veteran Great THELMA RITTER and a surprise appearance in a dramatic role by Johnny Carson's sidekick ED MCMAHON


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