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The Incident (1967)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joe Ferrone
... Artie Connors
... Pfc. Felix Teflinger
... Arnold Robinson
... Joan Robinson
... Sam Beckerman
... Bertha Beckerman
... Bill Wilks
... Helen Wilks
... Harry Purvis
... Muriel Purvis
... Douglas McCann
Robert Fields ... Kenneth Otis
Robert Bannard ... Pfc. Phillip Carmatti
... Tony Goya
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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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26 January 1968 (West Germany)  »

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El incidente  »

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$1,050,000 (estimated)
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The outdoor scenes of the El train were filmed on and around the Bronx section of the Third Ave El, which closed in early 1973 and was torn down shortly after . See more »

Quotes

Pfc. Felix Teflinger: Where were you buddy?
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Referenced in Bananas (1971) See more »

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Simply Fantastic!!!!!!
27 January 1999 | by See 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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