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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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4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Tony Goya
Robert Bannard ...
Pfc. Phillip Carmatti
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Pfc. Felix Teflinger
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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
Tony Musante ...
Joe Ferrone
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Arnold Robinson
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Bertha Beckerman
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Artie Connors
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Muriel Purvis
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Storyline

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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As Shocking As Anything Let Loose On The Screen! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Approved | See all certifications »
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26 January 1968 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

El incidente  »

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$1,050,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Artie Connors: SPEECH! SPEECH!
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Connections

Referenced in Bananas (1971) See more »

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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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