R | | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
In both this and the original film, the hijackers have different names than in the novel, with the exception of Ryder.
You know we all owe God a debt... and I'm a man who pays his debts. Are you a man who pays his debts?
Walter Garber: Yeah, yeah, sure... TV, cable, uh and my mortgage. That's a little like dying once a month.
Ryder: Oh, you're married... you're a married man?
Walter Garber: Maybe.
Ryder: Oh, no.....
During the hostage situation, the kidnappers have net connection to buy stocks and watch the news about the incident. The girlfriend of George shares the the web camera feed online, so that the news stations can show them. But the kidnappers never see the feed on the channels they are watching. However, whichever station the girlfriend contacted may be keeping the feed as an exclusive, or the hijackers may not have watched that one channel out of the numerous options available.
The film starts with the picture way in the distance and it slowly approaches, making it appear as if the audience is in a subway tunnel.
$23,373,102 14 June 2009