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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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Tony Goya
Robert Bannard ...
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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
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Joe Ferrone
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Arnold Robinson
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Bertha Beckerman
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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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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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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Ed McMahon's movie acting debut. See more »

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Pfc. Felix Teflinger: Where were you buddy?
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brutal realism
4 August 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

How did this little film slip between the cracks? This amazing film deserves mountains of more credit than it gets. It's a very real, brutal film that really tests our emotions.

It did to me, at least. The acting job (especially of the two leads) was phenomenal! Especially, by far, Martin Sheen.

The cinematography, the vicious personalities of the two street punks, the music, well... basically everything flat out works. Haven't we all felt like one of the passengers? Or maybe even like one of the hoodlums?

Great film. 10/10


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