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New York movies: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
New York movies: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974), starring Walter Matthau (VIDEO)

Watch the trailer for The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, starring Walter Matthau; No. 20 on our list of the 100 best New York movies.

By Keith Uhlich
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Transit cop Walter Matthau (wearing MTA cynicism like a badge of honor) has to stop a quartet of thieves holding a subway car of distinctly Noo Yawk passengers for ransom. This crackerjack action thriller pulses with ’70s-era sleaziness, from dank, dark train tunnels to David Shire’s pounding, jazzy musical score.—Keith Uhlich

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