The New York subway is a hostile environment at the best of times, but it becomes lethal in Joseph Sargent’s pulsating thriller, The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3.
A gang of vicious gunmen led by ruthless Robert Shaw hijacks a subway train and holds its passengers hostage while demanding that a million dollars in cash be delivered within the hour.
Can Walter Matthau’s Transport Authority detective thwart them?
Peter Stone’s cracking screenplay, adapted from John Godey’s bestseller, swoops from black comedy – Matthau’s wry comedy acting is great fun – to heart-stopping thrills while Sargent screws the tension up to breaking point.
Mr Blue (Bernard Ryder)
Mr Gray (Joe Welcome)
Mr Green (Harold Longman)
Mr Brown (George Steever)