The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

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In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

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Director:

Joseph Sargent

Writers:

John Godey (novel), Peter Stone (screenplay)

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20 October 2003 | M_Brown
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| This was meant to be Carry On At Your Convenience...
... Thank Goodness it wasn't!

I switched on me TV last night after an evening out and the opening credits of Pelham was just finishing. Not knowing the name of this film (the Carry On listing was clearly not being shown, perhaps the Producer-dude had a revelation of taste!) I began to watch it half-heartedly, whilst prostrate on the sofa.

By the end of the movie, and that glorious last look from Matthau, I was sitting blot-upright with the biggest grin I've had on my face at 2am for a long time!

What a flick! What a film! How good was this simple, little, under-rated, under-stated movie? Very.

See this film, forgive it for being written in the 70-ties, in fact revel in that non-PC fact (the Chinese/Lady jokes are, retrospectively, quite amusing, in a non-Carry On way).

They just don't make 'um like this anymore. Simple, sweet, suspense.

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