The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

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Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 143 Ratings

Summary: In The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, New York City subway dispatcher, Walter Garber's, day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train. 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? (Sony Pictures)

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Runtime: 106 min
Rating: Rated R for violence and pervasive language.
Production: Relativity Media
Genres: Action, Thriller, Crime
Countries: USA, UK
Language: English
Home Release Date: Nov 3, 2009
Director Credit
Tony Scott Director
Writer Credit
Brian Helgeland Screenplay
John Godey Novel
Principal Cast Credit
Denzel Washington Walter Garber
John Travolta Ryder
Cast Credit
Alex Kaluzhsky George
Gary Basaraba Jerry Pollard (Motorman)
Gbenga Akinnagbe Wallace
Jake Richard Siciliano 8-Year-Old Boy
James Gandolfini Mayor
Jason Butler Harner Mr. Thomas
John Benjamin Hickey Deputy Mayor LaSalle
John Turturro Camonetti
Katherine Sigismund Mom
Luis Guzmán Phil Ramos
Michael Rispoli John Johnson
Ramon Rodriguez Delgado
Victor Gojcaj Bashkim
Producer Credit
Anson Downes Co-Executive Producer
Barry H. Waldman Executive Producer
Don Ferrarone Associate Producer
Jason Blumenthal Producer
John Wildermuth Jr. Associate Producer
Linda Favila Co-Executive Producer
Michael Costigan Executive Producer
Richard Baratta Associate Producer
Ryan Kavanaugh Executive Producer
Steve Tisch Producer
Todd Black Producer
Tony Scott Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: