The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three poster
Four seemingly-unrelated men board subway train Pelham 1:23 at successive stations. Mr. Blue, Mr. Green, Mr. Grey and Mr. Brown are heavily armed and overpower the motorman and novice conductor to take control of the train. Between stations they separate the front car from the remainder of the train, setting passengers in the back cars and the motorman free. The four demand $1 million ransom within exactly one hour for the remaining eighteen hostages, including the conductor. If their demands are not met in time or their directions are not followed precisely, they will begin to shoot hostages dead, one every minute the money is late. Wisecracking Lt. Zach Garber of the transit police ends up being the primary communicator between the hijackers and the authorities, which includes transit operations, his own police force, the NYPD, and the unpopular and currently flu ridden mayor who will make the ultimate decision of whether to pay the ransom. Unknown to Garber, what may be working on ...

Director: Joseph Sargent
Writer: John Godey (novel), Peter Stone (screenplay)
Production: United Artists
Year: 1974
MetaScore: 68/100
ImdbRating: 7.7
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 14 Nov 1974
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 nominations.


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Inspector Daniels
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We'll have an ambulance here in no time
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Get the hell out of here
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Ladies and gentlemen
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You won't believe it
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I once had a man shot for talking to me like that
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This is a million dollars
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Suppose the hijackers start shooting at me
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For leading a battalion
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You a policeman
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When did the power go
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Do you people still execute in this state
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Nothing will happen as long as you obey my orders
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I wouldn't go down there if I were you
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Keep those children quiet
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All right
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Wait a minute
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We had a bomb scare in the Bronx yesterday
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You're still in switching
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I always wanted to do this
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What did they catch you doing
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Now you listen to me
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What happed to Garber
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He's stopped again
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You've heard from the Three Wise Men
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How come that gate ain't locked
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The power's off
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Whaddaya mean
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Transit Authority
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Movie Quotes

Movie Cast

Lt. Garber - Walter Matthau
Brown - Earl Hindman
Denny Doyle - James Broderick
Correll - Dick O'Neill
The Mayor - Lee Wallace
Caz Dolowicz - Tom Pedi
Mrs. Jenkins - Beatrice Winde
Lt. Rico Patrone - Jerry Stiller
Ptl. James - Nathan George
Police Commissioner - Rudy Bond
Borough Commander - Kenneth McMillan
Mayor's Wife - Doris Roberts
Inspector Daniels - Julius Harris
The Maid - Cynthia Belgrave
The Mother - Anna Berger
The Homosexual - Gary Bolling
The Secretary - Carol Cole
The Delivery Boy - Alex Colon
The Salesman - Joe Fields
The Hooker - Mari Gorman
The Old Man - Michael Gorrin
The Older Son - Thomas La Fleur
The Spanish Woman - María Landa
The Alcoholic - Louise Larabee
The Pimp - George Lee Miles
Coed #1 - Carolyn Nelson
The Younger Son - Eric O'Hanian
Coed #2 - Lucy Saroyan
The Hippie - William Snickowski
The W.A.S.P. - Barry Snyder
Mr. Mattson - Walter Jones
Bud Carmody - Jerry Holland
Marino - Robert Weil
T.A. Secretary - Penny Krompier
Dispatcher - Christopher Murney
Plumber - Timothy Meyers
Mayor's Nurse - Ruth Attaway
T.A. Chairman - Thomas Barbour
Comptroller - Marvin Silbersher
Ptl. Miskowsky - Neil Brooks Cunningham
Ptl. O'Keefe - Sal Viscuso
Ptl. Wentworth - Tony Fasce
Ptl. Ricci - Burtt Harris
Muscat - Gene Gross
Executive on train - Walter Lott
Mr. Tomashita - Conrad Yama
Mr. Matsumoto - Sho Onodera
Mr. Yashimura - Toru Nagai
Mr. Nakabashi - Tura Nakamura
Angry Woman - Rowena Rollins
Angry Man - Joseph Attles
Towerman - Willis Pinkett
T.A. Receptionist - Michelle Matthow
Woman on Platform - Isabella Hoopes
Man on Platform - Bill Cobbs
Subway Guard - Jim Pelham
Police Sergeant - Joe Seneca
Police Lieutenant - Gino Gennaro
Train Expediter - Carmine Foresta
Warren LaSalle - Tony Roberts
Toll Booth Officer - Hy Anzell
Train Passenger - Ines Hellendall
Subway Passenger - Jean-Paul Hellendall
Motorcycle Cop - Carey Loftin
Police Officer - James Mapes
Motorcycle Cop - Paul Nuckles
Squad Car Driver - Jay Rasumny
Minor Role - Charles Silvern
Police Capt. Costello (voice) - Dolph Sweet
Police Officer - Frank Ventgen