A New York City subway dispatcher draws on his extensive knowledge of the subway system in order to outsmart a dangerous criminal mastermind who's hijacked a subway train in this remake of the 1974 thriller inspired by John Godey's best-selling book. Walter Garber (Denzel Washington) is drifting through his daily routine when he receives word that a heavily armed gang of four has hijacked a subway train and is holding all of the passengers hostage. Led by cunning master thief Ryder (John Travolta), the gunmen will begin executing everyone aboard should the authorities fail in delivering ten million dollars in the space of just one hour. With the tension in the tunnels rising, Walter races to save the hostages before the shootings start. But through it all, there's one part of Ryder's plan that Walter can't quite comprehend: even if the thieves do succeed in getting their money, how could they possibly get out of the tunnels undetected?~Jason Buchanan
No Time To Lose: The Making of Pelham 123
The Third Rail: New York Underground
From The Top Down: Stylizing Character
Commentary With Director Tony Scott
Commentary With Writer Brian Helgeland and Producer Todd Black
The movie was a remake of earlier one with Walter Mathau and Robert Shaw. The original was better. The remake added some different side stories that were not included in the original. The movie was okay but not as good as the original.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
This is a older movie but a lot OF GOOD Actor Denzel & John T. & many more. Action that grips you to the edge of your seat, suspense.
Got this on blu-raythe video transfer not bad & the sound was pretty good 5.1 DTS-HD.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Better Than the Original one
"The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 is a really good movie Director Tony Scott did a really good Job Directing this Movie. John Travolta and Denzel Washington are at there best in this Movie, I mean Ryder is a Thief who is trying to Hijack the Train and it's not too long before Walter Garber finds out what's going on and he tries to prevent them from Taking the Train John Travolta is a Genius as a Master Thief in this Movie I'd Recommend this Movie to someone that I know that's how good this movie is I mean it's not the best but it was a lot better than the Original one and I think it's great how they can do a remake of this movie This movie is truly an inspirational Thriller I really enjoyed this Movie and if you Decide to see this movie I hope you enjoy it as much as I did what's great about this movie is the suspense and the drama I mean the fact that Ryder is even trying to take the Train is great but however he doesn't get to do that because Walter Garber is too busy trying to stop him from getting away with taking the Train.