The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
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On a quiet midday in New York, along the Lexington Avenue subway line, the train designated "Pelham One Two Three" -- so named for its station of origin and time of departure -- makes its way down the East Side of Manhattan. One by one, three men board the train, and at 28th Street, a fourth man approaches the motorman (James Broderick) and points a pistol at him, ordering him to unlock the door to his cab and admit the man waiting there; meanwhile, another man points a gun at the conductor and
Oct 2, 1974 Wide
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The original version of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three was made 35 years ago, yet it retains a quality of cool that will remain long after people have forgotten the current version.
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three is a good action caper about a subway car heist under the streets of Manhattan.
Superior exercise in urban paranoia; the superb location work of director Joseph Sargent goes a long way toward tempering the artificialities of the plot.
Darkened encounters with the ghost of Abe Beame don't come more giddily thrilling.
Smart, tense, and funny, Joseph Sargent's thriller is a product of its times, reflecting New York in the 1970s and part of a cycle of urban paranoia movie, such as French Connection and Dog Day Afternoon.
An archeological specimen from nearly two decades before the advent of the Metrocard
...a quintessential 1970s New York picture, full of prickly characters and urban tension.
Director Sargent piles on the tension expertly, proving that sometimes the simplest plots are the most effective. Those who think that the action thriller is an invention of the last two decades would do well to check this one out.
The kind of gritty, relentless thriller that could only come from the '70s.
Excellent little thriller
Trama interessante, boas atuações e diálogos excelentes fazem com que este filme mereça ser redescoberto pelas platéias atuais.
Exciting and very funny with a knowingly cynical sense of humor.
A kvetchy slice of urban paranoia life tale that's a precious little jewel.
Shaw at his best and an obvious influence on "Reservoir Dogs."
Taut crime drama, almost documentary in presentation.
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