Rent The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

3.9 of 5 from 106 ratings
1h 40min
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Synopsis:
Somewhere underground, in New York's subway system, just outside the Pelham Station, a gang of armed men hijack a train, threatening to kill one hostage per minute unless their demands are met. Forced to stall these unknown assailants until a ransom is delivered or a rescue is made, transit chief LT Garber (Matthau) must ad-lib, bully. Con and shrewdly outmanoeuvre one of the craftiest and cruellest villains (Shaw) in a battle of wits that will either end heroically or tragically.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Gabriel Katzka, Edgar J. Sherick
Writers:
John Godey, Peter Stone
Others:
David Shire
Studio:
MGM
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/04/2002
Run Time:
100 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, French, German, German Hard of Hearing, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Interactive Menu Screens
  • Scene access
BBFC:
Release Date:
04/06/2012
Run Time:
100 minutes
Languages:
English, French, Spanish
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing, French
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (3) of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Actually, a great classic. - The Taking of Pelham One Two Three review by ND

Spoiler Alert
18/08/2016

In the 1970s the Americans made some really great films, I'm sure you can think of several yourself. This is one of the best from that time. The actors are all real characters and there are no dud performances. Even the minor supporting roles are performed with gusto by high quality actors, the policemen and the loud subway supervisors are a joy to watch.

It's slickly directed and edited, the story hangs together pretty well. There are wry laughs, horror, plenty of action and the closing scene is absolutely gripping.

I strongly recommend this film.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

The old ones are the best - The Taking of Pelham One Two Three review by JD

Spoiler Alert
30/10/2011

The recent remake got bad reviews so I haven't seen it, but these same reviews praised this classic. I saw this one some time ago and it has lost nothing for rewatching (except the final twist). Walter Matthau is a great lead and the plot is utterly brilliant. I don't rate many films as 5 star but this has got everything: drama, suspense and humour.

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