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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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John Godey (novel), Peter Stone (earlier screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward James Olmos ... Det. Anthony Piscotti
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Mr. Blue
Donnie Wahlberg ... Mr. Grey
Richard Schiff ... Mr. Green
Lisa Vidal ... Babs Cardoza
Tara Rosling Tara Rosling ... Mr. Brown
Kenneth Welsh ... Caz Hollowitz
Lorraine Bracco ... Det. Ray
Ben Cook ... Older boy on subway
Bobby Boriello ... Younger boy on subway
Robert Young Robert Young ... Homeboy on subway (as Black Katt)
Ingrid Veninger ... Graduate student on subway
Alisa Wiegers Alisa Wiegers ... Office worker ["Shaky"]
Peter Boretski ... Old man on subway
Stuart Clow ... Jogger
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Storyline

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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Pelham 123. járat megállítása See more »

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Stereo

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At one point in the film, a frightened passenger who is in the middle of the subway hijacking pleads to get off the train explains that she has been through a similar ordeal on the Long Island RailRoad possibly referring to the 1993 Colin Ferguson shooting. See more »

Goofs

Mr. Green turns off the track power using a cutoff switch in the tunnel near the stopped detached car. But later the power is restored at Mr. Blue's demand -- by the Command Center. See more »

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Nothing like the original
4 January 1999 | by TC-4See all my reviews

One of my all time favorite movies was this movie back in the theatrical version in 1974. This TV version was awful. It was a perfect example of a movie that did not need to be remade. I could not wait for it to end as I was bored silly. There was absolutely no chemistry between the characters. I hope this movie gets "shelved" forever.


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