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Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974 movie)

4 Ratings: 3.5
A movie directed by Joseph Sargent

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Director: Joseph Sargent
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release Date: 1974.10.2
MPAA Rating: R
2 reviews about Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974 movie)
review by . July 22, 2011
After taking eighteen people hostage on a subway car, a group of four heavily-armed men in disguises hold New York City ransom for one million dollars. As anyone would expect, the focus of the story is not how the money is paid, but how the crooks plan to get away. These days, Taking of Pelham is best remembered as an influence on Reservoir Dogs - Tarantino copied the concept of color-coded names for his criminal characters. In retrospect, this is a well-plotted and ably directed crime drama, helmed …
review by . January 08, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
First of all, it is disappointing that there is nothing in the way of bonus features on this DVD. Yes, most of the stars are dead, but some commentary from Hector Elizondo, maybe? Or Jerry Stiller? Something...please!Anyway, I always loved this movie as a kid (and had never seen it unedited either, so was surprised at the amount of cussing for its time). Bought the DVD and put it in, hoping it would still entertain. And it does!!! The heist of hijacking the subway is a bit low-tech, and it's kinda …
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