The Taking of Pelham 123

The Taking of Pelham 123

DVD - 2009
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New York Metropolitan Transit Authority train dispatcher Walter Garber's day is turned upside down when he must face-off against Ryder, the criminal mind that has hijacked the passengers of subway train, Pelham 1-2-3. Ryder is the leader of a highly-armed gang of four, including a henchman who used to work for the MTA. NYPD Hostage Negotiator Detective Camonetti initially takes charge of the situation, but quickly realizes that Ryder will only deal with Garber. Garber begins to employ his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit Ryder and save the hostages.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781435909045
1435909046
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE TAKIN
Characteristics: optical
1 videodisc (R)(106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Taking of Pelham one-two-three
Notes: Based on the novel by John Godey

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 27, 2017

A subway train is hijacked by four men, one of them named Ryder. Ryder is asking for ten million dollars in the span of an hour, and if he does not get it, he will begin to kill the hostages. A dispatcher named Garber is the only person Ryder is willing to communicate with. Garber has been recently demoted from his position as he is being investigated. The mayor allows for the ten million dollars to be given to Ryder and the other hijackers. Why does Ryder only want to speak with Garber, and will the hostages survive? You may think this is a very action-packed movie due to it being a hijack movie, but don’t expect all guns and fighting. It focuses on building the tension between the negotiators, and the fate of the hostages. 
- @JuiceboxZ of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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jimg2000
Apr 06, 2014

The smart ruthless and bitter Ryder had everything thought through but there were a seasoned dispatcher and one NYPD cop in his way. And don't miss another train ride thriller, also starring Washington: Unstoppable (2010)

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Ron@Ottawa
Aug 31, 2013

I have not seen the older version of the film but standalone, as a thriller, this is a watchable film. Washington delivered a good performance and the plot in general was easy to follow. OK for a Friday evening watch.

mikeyppl Aug 14, 2012

I'm a big fan of Denzel washington so that's why I gave this movie 3 stars. I still don't understand why producers insist on remaking movies that were sucessful in the first place. The original was much better.

aaa5756 Aug 13, 2012

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. “Not too bad---good performance”. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

FishbowlB77 Aug 13, 2012

This version is MUCH better than the 1974 movie of the same title. Only the technology is different.

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ct7825555
Feb 15, 2012

I personally liked this movie except for the swearing.
Also, I'd like to point out that true Catholics do not act this way.
Otherwise,a good movie.

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smiley2010
Jan 05, 2012

Wow.

I read some of the reviews before I signed this DVD out. Most reviews do not reflect my experience with this movie.

Awesome.

Many reveiws focus on the language. I also do not care for vulgarity. I do however think that this movie (and dialogue) was awesome.

Remember what the police negotiator in the movie said... Don't get sucked into his world.

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rothmans
Sep 24, 2011

This was all Denzel and Travolta. OK to watch

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creativeshaun
May 08, 2011

This was a great movie and i never watched a movie with John Travolta acting as a badass criminal. I would recommend this movie to ages 13 and up!!!!!

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