The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Blu-ray Disc - 2016 | 42nd anniversary edition., Widescreen edition.
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A New York City subway train is hijacked and held for ransom.
Publisher: New York, NY : KL Studio Classics, [2016]
Edition: 42nd anniversary edition., Widescreen edition.
Copyright Date: ©1974
Branch Call Number: Blu-ray TAK
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (104 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, DTS, rda
video file, Blu-Ray, region A, rda

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ellisonlambo
Jun 15, 2019

Four olderish guys titled as colors take control of an NYC subway train and demand...1 MILLION $! Since 'Die Hard' has not happened the powers that be aspire to pony up the funds.

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richardcsater
Jul 24, 2018

Superb action/suspense film, with Walter Matthau brilliantly cast. Well done!

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firefly5
Apr 17, 2018

Returned, did not care for this movie.

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Onewhoissaved
Nov 21, 2017

I saw this movie when it came out in 1974 and also read the book the movie was based on. Walter Mathau and Robert Shaw were very popular then. 43 Years and countless other films with over-top swearing and I am not favorably impressed with the movie. The movie takes place in New York City and just pushes 'the envelope' in every scene. Mathau's accent sounds corny. I made it through the entire showing because I had some crossword puzzles to occupy my mind. What I actually miss here is how these 4 criminals got together in the first place. No clues are offered. But they should be addressed.

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Nursebob
Mar 21, 2017

A smart, tightly edited thriller with an all-star cast that manages to keep the action moving right up until the unexpectedly comical ending. Flipping back and forth between claustrophobic interiors and widescreen cityscapes, director Joseph Sargent ratchets up the suspense while keeping the plot simple and believable. A few non-PC moments may make overly sensitive contemporary audiences squirm (listed among the closing credits are "The Homosexual", "The W.A.S.P." and "The Hooker" ha! ha!) but hey, it was the freaking 70s!

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jchrisc
Feb 17, 2016

Easily just as enjoyable, if not more, than the Washington/Travolta remake

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Nursebob
Dec 17, 2014

A group of heavily armed men take a subway car full of passengers hostage threatening to kill one person every minute unless their demands are met. A smart, tightly edited thriller with an all-star cast that manages to keep the action moving right up until the unexpectedly comical ending. Flipping back and forth between claustrophobic interiors and widescreen cityscapes, director Joseph Sargent ratchets up the suspense while keeping the plot simple and believable. A few non-PC moments may make overly sensitive contemporary audiences squirm (listed among the closing credits are "The Homosexual", "The W.A.S.P." and "The Hooker" ha! ha!) but hey, it was the freaking 70s!

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garycornell
Dec 04, 2014

This may be the best overlooked Walter Matthau movie. "The Taking of Pelham, One, Two Three" is a solid action film. Walter Matthau plays police Lt. Zackary Garber who must deal with hijackers of a New York City Subway train. The hijackers refer to themselves by colors, the main hijacker is played by Robert Shaw who is known in the film as blue. If you like a movie with suspense, then this is just what you were looking for. Both Matthau and Shaw put in strong performances as two men on either side of a hijacking. I think the threat of killing one hostage a minute until their demands are met was brilliant. See for yourself by taking a chance on "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three"!

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lukasevansherman
Oct 07, 2014

The original, not the Denzel Washington/John Travolta remake.

Missumuch Apr 30, 2014

This was a great movie. When it first came out, I was 10, lived in NYC and our home subway stop was on an elevated platform so I was scared to death that this would really happen. I refuse to see the remake as I like Denzel too much and they should have left this one alone. This was a top thriller for its time, up there with The French Connection, which of course is now all dated. A must see.

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laustcawz Mar 01, 2012

Matthau as Garber: "Gezundheit!"

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