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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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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 ... 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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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

Early in the film, when the train stops at 42nd Street, car 5482 can be seen in what is supposedly the middle of it. But after the first car is detached, its car number is 5482 (usually). See more »

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Remake of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) See more »

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pretty bad
21 March 2001 | by Mickey KnoxSee all my reviews

To begin with, I have to say that i have not seen the original and i have not read the book.

Although the subject was totally new to me, i still didn't like it. Take a classic hijacking story, take out the cops (who barely appear in the film), and you get the story for this movie.

Well this remake has even more things that make it bad. Examples? The bad guys are very very poorly built. We don't get to find out anything about them, about their past, about their plans for the future, about the relationship between them. There is no chemistry between them, they barely talk to each other, they give you the feeling that they just met or that they hate each other. Vincent d'Onofrio gives a fair performance as Mr Blue, but also i have to say i totally disliked the ending-- probably you will do the same.

There are many other bad things going with the movie, but i'll end here. My vote? 3 out of 10.


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