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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  1 February 1998 (USA)
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In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

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Four hijackers led by Vincent D'onofrio seize a subway train in the middle of a tunnel and hold 14 hostages for a $5 million ransom. Edward James Olmos and Lorraine Bracco are the officers assigned to work out the release of the passengers. However, even the murder of some passengers are met with an apparent calm by everyone involved. The murder of a subway supervisor prompts everyone to shake their heads and go on about their business. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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With respect to the description in the novel of how the controller is rigged for the getaway, this version is more faithful than the original film. See more »

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Anthony asks Inez why the train was moved before the route was clear, she says it was in order to get away from the police in the tunnel, and he says that's only why Mr. Blue said it was being done. They seem to think they are in the original The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, whose Mr. Blue did give that reason for the action. The Mr. Blue of this remake gave none. "Slight change of plans" was all he said, and all questions were ignored. See more »

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Lacks The Humour
4 January 2004 | by (Canberra) – See all my reviews

I don't think this 1998 remake was too bad, provided you regard it as a straightforward hostage film.

It uses some of the best lines from the original almost verbatim (eg, "A person likes to know how much he's worth", "Do they still have the death penalty in New York" "I've always done my own killing" etc) which is ok, but I can't believe that Mr Blue in the 1998 film would not know the death penalty status in what appears to be his native New York. In the original, the Mr Blue character was clearly British, and might be excused for not knowing the death penalty status in all 50 US states.

But as one other observer observed, the 1998 lacks .... WALLY MATTHAU (and to some extend George Costanza's dad also).

The 74 version could almost have been sold as a comedy, but not this one. It's a straightforward tradesman like version without the wit, irony, pathos and dulcet tones of Wally Matthau

Certainly worth watching if you love the 74 version so you can do a 'compare and contrast'. If you have not watched either, and you only want to see one of them, see the 74 version.

The final scene is worth the wait (in both versions)


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