The taking of Pelham 1 2 3
|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
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In The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Denzel Washington stars as New York City subway dispatcher Walter Garber, whose ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train. John Travolta stars as Ryder, the criminal mastermind who, as leader of a highly-armed gang of four, threatens to execute the trains 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 theres one riddle Garber can't solve: even if the thieves get the money, how can they possibly escape?
New York City Transit Authority
New York (N.Y.). -- Police Department -- Drama.
Subways -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Hostage negotiations -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Criminal behavior -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Action and adventure films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Culver City, Calif. :Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,2009
|Other Titles|| Taking of Pelham One Two Three.
Taking of Pelham one two three
Taking of Pelham 123
Scott, Tony, 1944-2012.
Washington, Denzel, 1954-
Travolta, John, 1954-
Turturro, John, 1957-
Guzmán, Luis, 1956-
Godey, John, 1912-2006. Taking of Pelham One Two Three.
Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Scott Free Productions.
Escape Artists (Firm)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Denzel Washington, John Travolta, John Turturro, Luis Guzman, Michael Rispoli, James Gandolfini.
Director of photography, Tobias Schliessler ; editor, Chris Lebenzon ; music, Harry Gregson-Williams ; costume designer, Renée Ehrlich Kalfus ; production designer, Chris Seagers.
MPAA rating: R; violence and pervasive language.
In English and French, with optional subtitles in English or French; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
Based on the novel by John Godey.
Special features: No time to lose: the making of Pelham 1 2 3; The third rail: New York underground; From the top down: stylizing character; commentary with director Tony Scott; commentary with writer Brian Helgeland and producer Todd Black; marketing Pelham.
DVD; region 1; anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1); Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
1 videodisc (approximately 106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.