The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

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In theatres:
  • June 12, 2009
On DVD: November 3, 2009
Running time: 1h 46m
Genre: Drama, Thriller

New York City subway dispatcher Walter Garber's (Denzel Washington) ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train. Ryder (John Travolta), a criminal mastermind and 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?

Director: Tony Scott
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Jason Blum, Steve Tisch, Todd Black, Tony Scott
Cast: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, John Turturro, Luis Guzmán, Michael Rispoli, James Gandolfini, Ramon Rodriguez
Writer(s): Brian Helgeland
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