The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (42nd Anniversary Edition)

Directed by Joseph Sargent

Year: 1974
Running Time: 104
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English
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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (42nd Anniversary Edition)

Cast
Walter Matthau
Robert Shaw
Hector Elizondo
Martin Balsam
Jerry Stiller

Crew
Directed by Joseph Sargent


Screen legends Walter Matthau (The Laughing Policeman) and Robert Shaw (Figures in a Landscape) team up with Martin Balsam (After the Fox) and Hector Elizondo (Cuba) to deliver a sure-fire entertainment that's gripping and exciting from beginning to end and is guaranteed to give you the ride of your life. A gang of armed professionals hijack a New York subway train somewhere outside the Pelham station threatening to kill one hostage per minute unless their demands are met. Forced to stall these unknown assailants until a ransom is delivered or a rescue is made, transit chief Lt. Garber (Matthau) must shrewdly outmaneuver one of the craftiest and cruelest villains (Shaw) in a battle of wits that will either end heroically or tragically. Featuring masterful direction by Joseph Sargent (White Lightning), gorgeous widescreen cinematography by Owen Roizman (The French Connection), a classic rousing score by David Shire (The Conversation) and top-notch editing by Jerry Greenberg (Apocalypse Now) and Robert Q. Lovett (Cotton Comes to Harlem).

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