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The Incident (1967)

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Late one night, two young toughs hold hostage the passengers in one car of a New York subway train.

Director:

Larry Peerce

Writers:

Nicholas E. Baehr (story by), Nicholas E. Baehr (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Musante ... Joe Ferrone
Martin Sheen ... Artie Connors
Beau Bridges ... Pfc. Felix Teflinger
Brock Peters ... Arnold Robinson
Ruby Dee ... Joan Robinson
Jack Gilford ... Sam Beckerman
Thelma Ritter ... Bertha Beckerman
Ed McMahon ... Bill Wilks
Diana Van der Vlis ... Helen Wilks (as Diana van de Vlis)
Mike Kellin ... Harry Purvis
Jan Sterling ... Muriel Purvis
Gary Merrill ... Douglas McCann
Robert Fields Robert Fields ... Kenneth Otis
Robert Bannard ... Pfc. Phillip Carmatti
Victor Arnold ... Tony Goya
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Storyline

Stark melodrama about two thrill seeking tough guys who terrorize late-night passengers on a New York City train. The random victims are more concerned with their own problems than helping each other and pray that they won't be next. But it's going to take a lot more than prayer to end this nightmare of fear and violence. Film debut of both Martin Sheen and Tony Musante as the hoodlums. Written by alfiehitchie

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As Shocking As Anything Let Loose On The Screen! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This was Thelma Ritter's second to last movie before she suddenly died from a heart attack at 66 in 1969 just 9 days before her 67th birthday. See more »

Goofs

Kathleen Smith credited as Wilks' Daughter (4 yo) can't be the right actress as she is listed as born in 1929. See more »

Quotes

Pfc. Felix Teflinger: Where were you buddy?
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Connections

Remake of Ride with Terror (1963) See more »

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Simply Fantastic!!!!!!
27 January 1999 | by dls-3See all my reviews

I remember seeing this film in the movie theaters when it came out in 1967. I had gone with a couple of friends to see it. This movie so infuriated all three of us (there was my friend's wife too) at first of all the passivity of all the passengers and how nobody cared to help anyone else and then there were the two hooligans (Musante and Sheen) and their arrogance and their not respecting other people's space or privacy. With this film, you get to see how each and every person works in a terrifying situation.

I was so happy this film was finally released on video. I have been waiting for over 30 years to see it again to see if my opinions had changed--and they hadn't.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1968 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,050,000 (estimated)
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Moned Associated See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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