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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 2009

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When a group of hijackers led by criminal mastermind Ryder (John Travolta) take the passengers aboard a New York subway train hostage and demand a king's ransom, it's up to police Lt. Zachary Garber (Denzel Washington) to bring them down. Directed by Tony Scott (Man on Fire) this action thriller -- an update of the 1974 film from Joseph Sargent -- also stars James Gandolfini, John Turturro, Luis Guzmán and Gbenga Akinnagbe.

Release Date:June 12th, 2009
MPAA Rating:R
Running Time:121 minutes
Directed By:
Tony ScottTony Scott
Written By:
No image existsBrian Helgeland
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John TravoltaJohn Travolta
Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington
John TurturroJohn Turturro
James GandolfiniJames Gandolfini
No image existsLuis Guzmán
No image existsJason Butler Harner
No image existsBrian Haley
No image existsGbenga Akinnagbe
No image existsMichael Rispoli
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No image existsTonye Patano
No image existsJason Cerbone
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Joseph CintronJoseph Cintron
No image existsDawn Douglas
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Courtney S. BunburyCourtney S. Bunbury
No image existsTeddy Valdes
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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Movie Review by Movie Addict (2/19/2010)

Mixing Denzel Washington as a common working man, which he does so well, and John Travolta as the bad guy is bound to result in a palpable excitement. It worked here in a remake of a classic that was every bit as good as the original.

Both actors were very believable in their roles, and added immensely to the excitement...

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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Movie Review by Martin (8/6/2009)

Everything about this film was a winner from the get go. It stars the legend that is Denzel Washington, and John Travolta as a bad guy which is always awesome, as well as being directed by Tony Scott, whos films most of which, i have loved!

This is another one i love! The story is one that could go either way in which you...

(complete The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 review by Martin)

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Movie Review by Ben (6/23/2009)

Now, from the mechanics of hell, we bring you this week's edition of the Hollywood Remake Machine. Yes they're back, plundering the films of the past to suck you in with whatever dollars are left from your wallet (and that's even if you're unemployed). This week's victim is "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3." Based on the book...

(complete The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 review by Ben)

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Movie Review by Jarrod (6/12/2009)

'The Taking of Pelham 123' is a remake of Joseph Sargent's 1974 adaptation of John Godey's gritty novel, which starred Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw. Though not as good, or as tense, as the original, this version has its merits. Director Tony Scott obviously utilizes some unnecessarily flashy and pretentious camerawork,...

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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Movie Review by RONNIE (6/10/2009)

"The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3" After seeing this movie, you will think twice about taking the subway in New York City. You can add this to your movie thriller collection. From beginning to end, this will keep you at the edge of your seat. A killer, Ryder played by John Travolta, demands ten million dollars delivered to...

(complete The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 review by RONNIE)

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