The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three

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Released 1974

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Director:
Joseph Sargent (I)
Released:
1974
Rating:
R
Walter Matthau stars as a New York transit cop who must keep gunmen who've hijacked a subway car from killing hostages if their $1,000,000 ransom demand is not met within an hour.

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Metacritic Score

  • 80

    The New York Times

    Throughout, there's a skillful balance between the vulnerability of New Yorkers and the drastic, provocative sense of comedy that thrives all over our sidewalks.

  • 70

    TV Guide Magazine

    Exciting, suspenseful drama.

  • 50

    Variety

    Good action caper.

Walter Matthau

Walter Matthau

Lt. Zachary Garber, Transit Police

Robert Shaw

Robert Shaw

Bernard Ryder, "Mr. Blue"

Martin Balsam

Martin Balsam

Harold Longman, "Mr. Green"

Hector Elizondo (I)

Hector Elizondo (I)

Giuseppe Benvenuto, aka Joe Welcome, "Mr.Grey"

Tony Roberts

Tony Roberts

Warren La Salle

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Themes

Thrillers, Crime