The Incident (1967)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  26 January 1968 (West Germany)
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Late one night, two young toughs hold hostage the passengers in one car of a New York subway train.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Arnold ...
Tony Goya
Robert Bannard ...
Pfc. Phillip Carmatti
Pfc. Felix Teflinger
Joan Robinson
Robert Fields ...
Kenneth Otis
Sam Beckerman
Harry Purvis
Bill Wilks
Douglas McCann
Alice Keenan
Tony Musante ...
Joe Ferrone
Arnold Robinson
Bertha Beckerman
Artie Connors
Muriel Purvis


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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At 1:55 a.m. Joe Ferrone and Artie Connors went looking for kicks. They found it 7 minutes later in "The Incident." See more »


Crime | Drama


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26 January 1968 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

El incidente  »

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The outdoor scenes of the El train were filmed on and around the Bronx section of the Third Ave El, which closed in early 1973 and was torn down shortly after . See more »


[repeated line]
Artie Connors: SPEECH! SPEECH!
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21 March 2005 | by (long beach, california) – See all my reviews

I caught this movie on AMC at 3 o'clock this morning (or so), and was blown away! What a tense, gritty drama - and what a cast! I was trying to figure out who was who, as they were all so young (Ed McMahon? Donna Mills? Ruby Dee without Ossie Davis? Wow!) Martin Sheen's baby face made his psycho character all the more frightening. To me, the movie is a great time capsule of the sixties, and of New York. I do have a complaint to register regarding the AMC channel - instead of squeezing the end credits to make room for commercials for the next movie, how about staying true to your movie fans who have a compulsive need to read the credits, and show them full-screen to the end? Who's with me on this one? Thank goodness for IMDb to get us through!

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