The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
The plot is directly lifted, without crediting the original.
Tributes to first movie: Character "Zachary Garber" is changed to "Walter Garber" after Walter Matthau.Garber wears bright yellow shirt with multicolored tie, reversing original multicolored shirt with bright yellow tie. Ryder is the main villain's alias, in the original was real name. Garber had a business relationship with Japanese train men in original, now is illegal interaction.
Cited as an influence by director Tony Scott
After the List of Demands, Ryder tells Garber "do not send any pizza". This is a reference to Denzel Washigton's previous heist movie "Inside Man" in which pizza plays a significant role, being used by both the sides to outwit the other.
"Anatomy of a Junket" segment.
Subject of a $1,200 clue in the category "Hollywood Remakes"
John Travolta's role mentioned
Included in a $500 question
The director of "Unstoppable" produced this movie
Roeper calls "Unstoppable" better than "Taking of Pelham 1 2 3"
DVD is shown.
Kate's dad says,"it's the original, not that god awful remake."
Know for having a subway with green light.
correct response in "A Triple Feature" category
A brief sneak preview for this movie is seen at the credits for next year's Oscar race.
Reviewed, clips shown.
Clips, Making of material
New on DVD for the Weekend Peekend
Wins Most Interesting Mustache of 2009
a clip is shown in a montage of Denzel Washington films
Clips of mistakes shown
A scene, concerning a train pulling into a station, is shown