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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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Det. Ray
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Robert Young ...
Homeboy on subway (as Black Katt)
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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 <>

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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 »


Real New York subway trains always have the route number or letter displayed on the front. See more »


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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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