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 »


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26 January 1968 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

El incidente  »

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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 »


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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Simply Fantastic!!!!!!
27 January 1999 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this film in the movie theaters when it came out in 1967. I had gone with a couple of friends to see it. This movie so infuriated all three of us (there was my friend's wife too) at first of all the passivity of all the passengers and how nobody cared to help anyone else and then there were the two hooligans (Musante and Sheen) and their arrogance and their not respecting other people's space or privacy. With this film, you get to see how each and every person works in a terrifying situation.

I was so happy this film was finally released on video. I have been waiting for over 30 years to see it again to see if my opinions had changed--and they hadn't.

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