The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

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In New York City, a criminal gang led by the ruthless "Mr. Blue" (Robert Shaw) hijacks a subway car and threatens to start shooting one passenger per minute unless they receive a million dollars in cash from the city within an hour. On the other end of the line, crusty veteran transit policeman Zachary Garber (Walter Matthau) has his hands full dealing with the mayor's office and his hotheaded fellow cops, while also trying to deliver the ransom before the deadline expires.

Release details

Rated: R
Release date: Wednesday October 2 1974
Duration: 104 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Joseph Sargent
Screenwriter: Peter Stone
Cast: Earl Hindman
James Broderick
Hector Elizondo
Walter Matthau
Robert Shaw
Tom Pedi
Dick O'Neill
Martin Balsam
Lee Wallace
Kenneth McMillan