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TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3 (2009)
USA: Columbia Pictures
UK: Sony Pictures Releasing
Cast: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, John Turturro, Luis Guzman, Michael Rispoli, James Gandolfini, Ramon Rodriguez, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, John Benjamin Hickey, Alex Kaluzhsky, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Katherine Sigismund, Jake Siciliano, Gary Basaraba, Sean Meehan, Tonye Patano, Aunjanue Ellis, Anthony Annarumma, Jason Butler Harner
Director: Tony Scott
Countries: USA / UK
USA & UK: 106 mins
USA Rated: R for violence and pervasive language
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and violence
USA Release Date: 12 June 2009
UK Release Date: 31 July 2009
UK DVD Release Date: 11 January 2010
In THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3, Denzel Washington stars as New York City subway dispatcher Walter Garber, whose ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train.
John Travolta stars as Ryder, the criminal mastermind who leads a heavily armed gang of four that bring a reign of terror down on ordinary commuters as they threaten to execute the train's passengers. Unless the authorities meet Ryder's demands and a large ransom is paid within one hour he has no qualms about carrying out his threat.
As the tension mounts beneath his feet, Garber employs his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit Ryder and save the hostages. But there's one riddle Garber can't solve: even if the thieves get the money, how can they possibly escape?
Directed by Tony Scott with a screenplay by Brian Helgeland, THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3 stars Denzel Washington, John Travolta, John Turturro, Luis Guzman, Michael Rispoli and James Gandolfini.
Bonus material on the Blu-ray and DVD releases include commentary from director Tony Scott, Writer Brian Helgeland and Producer Todd Black. Also included are behind-the-scenes featurettes, including "No Time to Lose: The Making of Pelham 123" and "The Third Rail - The NYC Subway System.
DVD / BLU-RAY EXTRAS
Commentary featuring Director Tony Scott, Writer Brian Helgeland, and Producer Todd Black
No Time to Lose: The Making of Pelham 1 2 3
The Third Rail - The NYC Subway System
From the Top Down: Stylizing Character