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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1998)

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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Storyline

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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1 February 1998 (USA)  »

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A Pelham 123. járat megállítása  »

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Trivia

Shot in Toronto's TTC subway system, mainly using the system's only abandoned station platform and two of a class of older cars being retired by the TTC. The two cars were shipped by road to the scrapyard the day after filming ended, still disguised as New York cars. See more »

Goofs

Toronto trains show a two-digit "run number" in lighted numerals at the base of the driving cab window. (It identifies the train, like "Pelham 123" in the movie.) The run number at the front of the detached car is usually 31, but 07 when it is an H-6. At the rear, the run number is usually 22, but 27 just after the train has been divided. See more »

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Remake of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) See more »

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Why bother?
20 September 2000 | by (Lakewood, CA) – See all my reviews

I don't know why Hollywood feels the need to re-do classic movies. Can they not come up with original storylines anymore? This tv movie was lacking in so many areas. The actors had no chemistry, the dialog was banal, and the action seemed contrived. Don't waste your time on this one. Rent or better yet, buy the original starring Walter Matthau.


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