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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009) - Movie Details

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Crime Suspense Action
121 min.
Release Date
June 12, 2009
DVD Release Date
November 3, 2009
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121 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for violence and pervasive language

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, as leader of a highly-armed gang of four, threatens to execute the train's passengers unless a large ransom is paid within one hour. As the tension mounts beneath his feet,... Full synopsis »

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John Travolta knows how to play memorable villains. He was intense in Face/Off, entertaining in Broken Arrow and mind blowing in Battlefield Earth. Just joking about that last one, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be excited to see the crafty Scientologist back on the dark side - and squaring off against his most worth opponent yet: Denzel Washington. Can you think of two better scene-chewing actors that should work together? Throw in the frenetic Tony Scott and you've got The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, an entertaining though unexceptional action-thriller. Full movie review »
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