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Joseph Sargent

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

104' - 1974 - Crime, Action, Thriller - Dialogue: Spanish, English
Director: Joseph Sargent With: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam
Four bad guys hijack a New York subway train, hold the passengers for a one million Dollar ransom and threaten to kill everyone. Leader Robert Shaw is a highly intelligent character prepared for every possible response and both the Transit Authority Police and the New York Police Department have a very tough job luring the criminals into an ambush. "The Taking of Pelham 123" is a straightforward film in which there are no heroes. The crooks are really ruthless and the authorities face one failure after another trying to catch them. Sargent presents us with exciting shots of a subway train on the loose, the streets of New York turned upside down by the police and the terror of the frustrated and frightened passengers. (wp)

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Joseph Sargent


Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam


John Godey, Peter Stone

More information


Spanish, English

Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

John Godey



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