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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Walter Matthau
Robert Shaw
Martin Balsam
Hector Elizondo
Earl Hindman
James Broderick
Directors
Joseph Sargent
Screenwriters
Peter Stone
Running Time
104 minutes

The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three
Not the John Travolta one


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Plot
A group of criminals take a New York subway train hostage and make a brutal demand: the city pay $1 million in ransom within one hour or they will begin killing the passengers for every minute they are late. It is up to veteran detective Lt. Garber to undertake the difficult negotiations.


Verdict
The kind of gritty, relentless thriller that could only come from the ‘70s.


Reviewed by Will Thomas

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