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R| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
Chaos reigns in the New York City subway system when heavily armed criminals, led by a mastermind named Ryder (John Travolta), hijack a subway train and threaten to kill everyone on board unless a large ransom is paid. Dispatcher Walter Garber (Denzel Washington) uses his extensive knowledge of the transit system in a bid to outwit the hijackers and save the hostages, but one question remains: even if the hijackers get their money, how can they possibly escape?

Cast: Denzel Washington , John Travolta , John Turturro , Luis Guzmán , James Gandolfini , Michael Rispoli , Frank Wood , John Benjamin Hickey

Director: Tony Scott

Genres: Action, Crime drama, Thriller

Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)

Release Date: June 12th, 2009|1 hr. 46 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 49 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's a first-class ride. All aboard. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Has all the usual virtues of a good action suspense drama, but it lacks that extra something - that context, that vital interchange - that made the original "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3" such a memorable experience in 1974. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The new Pelham takes the chilling original premise and modifies it for an era steeped in technology, making for an energetic and engrossing adaptation. show more

  • February 26, 2010 Tomjr93
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    this movie was awesome. John Travolta and Denzel Washington both gave great performances

  • October 13, 2009 Rmayhew92
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    Loved, loved, loved this movie. Travolta and Washington (two of the very best) done a wonderful job in this movie. Loved everything about it.

  • July 29, 2009 Nachternal
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    Don't listen to the people complaining about foul language, they completely exaggerated... If you are offended by bad language, then don't go see a rated R movie with pervasive language.

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