The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Poster

Release Date: October 2nd, 1974

DVD Release Date: February 29th, 2000

R|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
In New York City, a criminal gang led by the ruthless "Mr. Blue" (Robert Shaw) hijacks a subway car and threatens to start shooting one passenger per minute unless they receive a million dollars in cash from the city within an hour. On the other end of the line, crusty veteran transit policeman Zachary Garber (Walter Matthau) has his hands full dealing with the mayor's office and his hotheaded fellow cops, while also trying to deliver the ransom before the deadline expires.

Cast: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Héctor Elizondo, Earl Hindman, James Broderick, Dick O'Neill, Lee Wallace

Director: Joseph Sargent

Genres: Action, Crime drama, Thriller

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Distributors: United Artists

Keywords: Cheeky, Rescue, Suspenseful, New York City, 1970s, Brash, Gritty, Police officer, Pursuit

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Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Original Music for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1975)