The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009) Poster


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Tezz (2012)
The plot is directly lifted, without crediting the original.


The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
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.
Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
Cited as an influence by director Tony Scott
Inside Man (2006)
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.

Referenced in 

The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Ugly Truth/G-Force/Orphan (2009) (TV Episode)
"Anatomy of a Junket" segment.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.100 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,200 clue in the category "Hollywood Remakes"
Richard Roeper & the Movies: From Paris with Love (2010) (TV Episode)
John Travolta's role mentioned
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 5 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $500 question
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World/Eat Pray Love/The Expendables (2010) (TV Episode)
The director of "Unstoppable" produced this movie
Richard Roeper & the Movies: Unstoppable (2010) (TV Episode)
Roeper calls "Unstoppable" better than "Taking of Pelham 1 2 3"
End Roll (2012)
DVD is shown.
Perception: Warrior (2013) (TV Episode)
Kate's dad says,"it's the original, not that god awful remake."
Nostalgia Critic: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 (2015) (TV Episode)
Know for having a subway with green light.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.92 (2017) (TV Episode)
correct response in "A Triple Feature" category

Featured in 

The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009) (TV Special)
A brief sneak preview for this movie is seen at the credits for next year's Oscar race.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Taking of Pelham 123/Imagine That/Moon (2009) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
From the Top Down: Stylizing Character (2009) (Video)
Clips, Making of material
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Rotten Tomatoes Show Year Endies (2009) (TV Episode)
Wins Most Interesting Mustache of 2009
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.75 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Denzel Washington films
Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
A Train Arrives at the Station (2016) (Short)
A scene, concerning a train pulling into a station, is shown

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