The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

A FILM BY: Joseph Sargent
WRITTEN BY: Peter Stone, John Godey (novel)
STARRING: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam

The most New York movie ever made, a time capsule of the Big Apple’s hellish Fun City days. A quartet of desperadoes led by Robert Shaw’s icy soldier of fortune hijacks a subway train loaded with passengers—and only an unlikely duo of transit cops, Walter Matthau and Jerry Stiller, can foil their ingenious ransom scheme. Fierce, funny, and full of fetid atmosphere that hits you like a gust from a passing Lexington Avenue Express. The film is powered by David Shire’s propulsive score and it culminates in one of the greatest last shots in the history of America cinema.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1974
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 104 mins
Format: 35mm