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The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3
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  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Drama
  • Year: 2009
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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
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  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Drama
  • Year: 2009
Audio
English: Mono DTS-HD Master Audio, Spanish: Mono, French: Mono
Subtitles:
English SDH, French

Synopsis

WALTER MATTHAU, ROBERT SHAW and MARTIN BALSAM lead an all-star cast in this "gripping and exciting" (The Hollywood Reporter) suspense film based on the sizzling best seller by John Godey.

A gang of thugs who have hijacked a subway train near New York's Pelham Station threaten to kill one hostage per minute. Forced to stall the assailants until a ransom is delivered or a rescue made, transit chief Lt. Garber (Matthau) must somehow ad-lib, con and outmaneuver one of the craftiest, cruelest villains (Shaw) ever. It’s a race against time, and no one knows whether things will end heroically or tragically in this pulse-pounding thrill ride!

Cast & Crew

Denzel Washington ... Walter Garber
John Travolta ... Ryder
James Gandolfini ... Mayor
John Turturro ... Camonetti
Luis Guzman ... Phil Ramos
Michael Rispoli ... John Johnson
Gary Basaraba ... Jerry Pollard (Motorman

Reviews

Ben Mankiewicz At the Movies | June 15, 2009

Washington demonstrates his really remarkable ability to make us forget he's a movie star and completely believe he's a flawed but noble civil servant.

Peter Rainer Christian Science Monitor | June 12, 2009

Whereas the original, directed by Joseph Sargent, was essentially a well-oiled B movie, the new incarnation, directed by Tony Scott, is bristling with high-tech gimcrackery and over-the-top camera flourishes.

Colin Covert Minneapolis Star Tribune | June 12, 2009

Set in a nightmare New York City, the subway hostage thriller batters our nerves like a tom-tom.

Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times | June 12, 2009

The film does what a good hostage negotiator does: It distracts us from what's going wrong and pulls us into the story.

Lou Lumenick New York Post | June 12, 2009

The new Pelham, although no classic, is a lot of fun if you're in the right mood.

Stephen Whitty Newark Star-Ledger | June 12, 2009

We've been waiting too long for a sharp little urban thriller with a couple of tense scenes and one fine, bold performance. Given the time, we'll grab this express train, happily.

Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle | June 12, 2009

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 has all the usual virtues of a good action suspense drama.

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