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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1998)

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

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Cast

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Babs Cardoza
Tara Rosling ...
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Det. Ray
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Robert Young ...
Homeboy on subway (as Black Katt)
Ingrid Veninger ...
Graduate student on subway
Alisa Wiegers ...
Office worker ["Shaky"]
Peter Boretski ...
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Jogger
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Storyline

Four hijackers led by Vincent D'onofrio seize a subway train in the middle of a tunnel and hold 14 hostages for a $5 million ransom. Edward James Olmos and Lorraine Bracco are the officers assigned to work out the release of the passengers. However, even the murder of some passengers are met with an apparent calm by everyone involved. The murder of a subway supervisor prompts everyone to shake their heads and go on about their business. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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1 February 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Pelham 123. járat megállítása  »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

At one point in the film, a frightened passenger who is in the middle of the subway hijacking pleads to get off the train explains that she has been through a similar ordeal on the Long Island RailRoad possibly referring to the 1993 Colin Ferguson shooting. See more »

Goofs

New York does in fact now have the death penalty. See more »

Connections

Version of The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009) See more »

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Nothing like the original
4 January 1999 | by (Dunstable, Ma) – See all my reviews

One of my all time favorite movies was this movie back in the theatrical version in 1974. This TV version was awful. It was a perfect example of a movie that did not need to be remade. I could not wait for it to end as I was bored silly. There was absolutely no chemistry between the characters. I hope this movie gets "shelved" forever.


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