The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009) - Trailer
Genres: Thriller, Action, Crime
Cast: Martin Pfefferkorn, Vincent Riviezzo, John Turturro, David Kneeream, David Collihan, Denzel Washington, Sean Nelson, Chance Kelly, John Farrer, Michael Arthur, Johnathan Hallgrey, Bill Walters, Takako Haywood, Victor Cruz, Paul Thornton, James Gandolfini, Peter Bucossi, Bill Chemerka, Mike Houston, Christina Sampson, Frank Anello, John Travolta, Joseph Cintron, Brian Haley, Aunjanue Ellis, Elli, Tommy Bayiokos, Maria Diaz, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Tom Coughlin
Director(s): Tony Scott
Trailer: The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day"s work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Release Date: 12 June 2009 (United States)
Walter Garber (Denzel Washington) is a New York City subway dispatcher whose ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train. Ryder (John Travolta), the criminal mastermind behind the hijacking and leader of a highly-armed gang of four, threatens to execute the train's passengers unless a large ransom is paid within one hour. As the tension mounts beneath his feet, Garber employs his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit Ryder and save the hostages. But there's one riddle Garber can't solve: even if the thieves get the money, how can they possibly escape?
Genre: Action / Thriller / Crime
Cast: James Gandolfini, Michael Rispoli, John Travolta, John Turturro, Denzel Washington, Luis Guzman
Director: Tony Scott
Screenplay By: Brian Helgeland
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Synopsis:In early afternoon, four armed men hijack a subway train in Manhattan. They stop on a slight incline, decoupling the first car to let the rest of the train coast back. Their leader is Ryder; he connects by phone with Walter Garber, the dispatcher watching that line. Garber is a supervisor temporarily demoted while being investigated for bribery. Ryder demands $10 million within an hour, or he'll start shooting hostages. He'll deal only with Garber. The mayor okays the payoff, the news of the hostage situation sends the stock market tumbling, and it's unclear what Ryder really wants or if Garber is part of the deal. Will hostages, kidnappers, and negotiators live through this?