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2009 | R | Action Drama

In "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3," Denzel Washington stars as New York City subway dispatcher Walter Garber, whose ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway trai... more

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Friday, June 12, 2009

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

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DIRECTOR

Tony Scott

Screenwriter

David Koepp

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R for violence and pervasive language

Storyline

In "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3," Denzel Washington stars as New York City subway dispatcher Walter Garber, whose ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train. John Travolta stars as Ryder, the criminal mastermind who, as leader of a highly-armed gang of four, threatens to execute the train's passengers unless a large ransom is paid within one hour. As the tension mounts beneath his feet, Garber employs his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit Ryder and save the hostages. But there's one riddle Garber can't solve: even if the thieves get the money, how can they possibly escape?

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Film based on a novel by John Godey. A remake of the 1974 Walter Matthau and Robert "Quint" Shaw starrer which will feature Washington taking on the role played by Matthau as a cop who must stop a hijacked subway car.
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  • Taking of Pelham One Two Three

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