The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Thriller


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Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.


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13 June 2009 | NewEnglandPat
7
| Denzel Washington does it again
This urban crime drama is a diverting entry with plenty of action, tense moments and running dialogue to sustain interest for the duration of the film. The main plot is a hostage situation and a demand for an outrageous sum of money. Denzel Washington and John Travolta spar throughout the picture and play off each other very well. Denzel, as always, is great and Travolta makes a good heavy although some of his one-liners fall flat as he negotiates with Washington. There are several interesting scenes of the trains, subway stations, tunnels, track beds and elevated sequences where the action takes place. Some of the street-level scenes, involving taxi and police car stunts don't seem to be necessary. Cast and camera work are very nice.

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Release Date:

12 June 2009

Language

English, Ukrainian


Country of Origin

USA, UK

Filming Locations

Lower Bay Station, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,373,102 14 June 2009

Gross USA:

$65,452,312

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$150,166,126

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