The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  106 min.
Release Date: June 12, 2009
DVD: November 3, 2009

Current rating: Rating: 3.73
based on 813 votes and 58 reviews
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Cast: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, John Turturro, Luis Guzmán, Michael Rispoli, James Gandolfini, Ramon Rodriguez


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): Todd Black, Jason Blum, Steve Tisch, Tony Scott
Screenplay: Brian Helgeland
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  • 5 stars "I loved this movie. Awesome story line , great acting . Must watch."
  • 2 stars "Not in the least bit realistic, hard to follow at parts, and the ending was ridiculous."