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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three ()


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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. Anthony Piscotti
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Mr. Blue
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Mr. Grey
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Mr. Green
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Babs Cardoza
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Mr. Brown
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Caz Hollowitz
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Det. Ray
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Older boy on subway
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Younger boy on subway
Robert Young ...
Homeboy on subway (as Black Katt)
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Graduate student on subway
Alisa Wiegers ...
Office worker ["Shaky"]
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Old man on subway
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Jogger
Michael A. Miranda ...
Denny Alcala (as Silvio Oliviero)
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Mrs. Jenkins
Louis Del Grande ...
Frank Stonehouse
Gary Reineke ...
Deputy Mayor
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Borough commander
Roy Lewis ...
Officer Artis Washington
Philip Akin ...
ESU lieutenant
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TV reporter
Catherine Blythe ...
Video camerawoman
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Officer Wentworth
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Officer Ricci
Kathryn Albertson ...
Subway rider
Frank Nakashima ...
Tourist
Merv Pryhitka ...
Fired MTA worker
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Angella Kaye ...
Subway Rider (uncredited)

Directed by

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Félix Enríquez Alcalá

Written by

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John Godey ... (novel)
 
Peter Stone ... (earlier screenplay)
 
April Smith ... (teleplay)

Produced by

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Pen Densham ... executive producer
Richard Barton Lewis ... executive producer (as Richard Barton Lewis)
Karen Moore ... producer
John Watson ... executive producer

Music by

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Stewart Copeland

Cinematography by

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Félix Enríquez Alcalá

Film Editing by

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Robert A. Ferretti

Editorial Department

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David Bernstein ... colorist
Philip Steinman ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Judith Weiner

Production Design by

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Gary Constable ... (as Gary G. Constable)

Art Direction by

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Alta Louise Doyle

Set Decoration by

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Jaro Dick

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Gregory Mah ... (as Gregory B. Mah)

Makeup Department

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Christine Hart ... makeup department head
Carol Marinoff ... hair stylist
Jeanette Stawiarski ... assistant hair stylist

Production Management

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Marilyn Stonehouse ... production manager
Mel Swope ... executive in charge of production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Larry Carroll ... second unit director
Alan Goluboff ... first assistant director
Howard Rothschild ... second assistant director
Michael Tassie ... trainee assistant director

Art Department

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Christopher Geggie ... property master (as Chris Geggie)
Phillip Tellez ... construction coordinator (as Philip Tellez)

Sound Department

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Denis Bellingham ... boom operator
Jed M. Dodge ... dialogue editor
Ken Dufva ... foley artist
Alan Freedman ... adr mixer
Colin Jones ... boom operator
Tom Mather ... sound mixer
Yuri Reese ... re-recording mixer
John Ross ... re-recording mixer
Mathew Waters ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor

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Daniel Gibson ... special effects foreman (as Dan Gibson)
Martin Malivoire ... special effects coordinator
Mark Rice ... special effects technician
Dean Stewart ... special effects assistant

Stunts

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Danny Lima ... stunts
Branko Racki ... stunt coordinator
Robert Racki ... assistant stunt coordinator
David Stinson ... stunts
John Stoneham Jr. ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Rod Benjamin ... key grip
Chris Holmes ... chief lighting technician
Andy Langevin ... lighting designer
Doug Lawrance ... camera operator
Bruce Macaulay ... still photographer
Denis-Noel Mostert ... camera operator

Casting Department

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Patrick Baca ... casting associate
Deirdre Bowen ... casting: Canada
Orly Sitowitz ... casting associate

Location Management

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Ron Gwynne ... assistant location manager
Will Hoddinott ... location manager

Music Department

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Michael Dittrick ... music editor
Richard S. Kaufman ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Jazz Helie ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Kathryn Buck ... script supervisor
Mark Bukator ... production accountant
Larry Carroll ... title designer
Fernando Cubillas ... assistant: Edward James Olmos
Patricia Hanley Cumming ... on-set supervisor
James Michael Cummings ... creative consultant: on set (as Jimmy Cummings)
Lori Roussell ... production coordinator

Thanks

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James Michael Cummings ... the producers wish to thank (as Jimmy Cummings)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Le métro de l'angoisse (France)
  • U-Bahn-Inferno: Terroristen im Zug (Germany)
  • Pelham Bay Park (Germany)
  • Pelham 1, 2, 3 (Secuestro en Nueva York) (Spain)
  • Pelham 1-2-3 kapat (Sweden)
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  • 100 min
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Trivia 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 »
Goofs The Toronto subway cars used for filming cannot operate singly, so a two-car set was used. The single car supposedly detached from the front of the train can be seen on several occasions to be part of a train of at least two cars. The most obvious cases are when rounding curves: once when first moving forward after being detached, and later when Anthony has just figured out the hijackers' plan. See more »
Movie Connections Remake of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974). See more »

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