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
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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 »
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 »
Even if it had the great Walter Matthau, it would still be crap.
What a tedious load of drivel this is. It tries for "suspense", instead it achieves "stilted" and "boring". Almost as if the director was saying "OK, guys, freeze for five more seconds" in almost every scene.
Walter Matthau was great in the original. I saw him as a serious actor, in the original of this one and in "Kill Charlie Varrick" long before today's kids saw him as a "Grumpy Old Man" actor. And he really makes the original movie shine. But I suspect that even he, had he been somehow edited into THIS load of rubbish, could not have saved it.
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