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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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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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A Pelham 123. járat megállítása  »

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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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Such signalling displays do not show trains in a manner that allows their length to be continuously observed by counting the lit dots. See more »

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

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pretty bad
21 March 2001 | by (Brasov, Romania) – See all my reviews

To begin with, I have to say that i have not seen the original and i have not read the book.

Although the subject was totally new to me, i still didn't like it. Take a classic hijacking story, take out the cops (who barely appear in the film), and you get the story for this movie.

Well this remake has even more things that make it bad. Examples? The bad guys are very very poorly built. We don't get to find out anything about them, about their past, about their plans for the future, about the relationship between them. There is no chemistry between them, they barely talk to each other, they give you the feeling that they just met or that they hate each other. Vincent d'Onofrio gives a fair performance as Mr Blue, but also i have to say i totally disliked the ending-- probably you will do the same.

There are many other bad things going with the movie, but i'll end here. My vote? 3 out of 10.


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