The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three(1974)
The film received critical acclaim and holds a rating of 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 41 reviews. Several critics called it one of 1974's finest films, and it was a box office success. As in the novel, the film follows a group of criminals taking the passengers hostage inside a New York City Subway car for ransom. Musically, it features "one of the best and most inventive thriller scores of the 1970s". It was remade in 1998 as a television film and was again remade in 2009 as a theatrical film.
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three(1974)
Four men board a New York subway train before revealing automatic rifles and taking the passengers hostage. Their leader (Robert Shaw) demands a one million dollar ransom, to be delivered within one hour. At the other end of the radio line, a transit police chief (Walter Matthau) fights against time, city hall, and even his own colleagues to keep the passengers alive.
Mr. Green (Martin Balsam) and Mr. Brown (Earl Hindman) each carry a Colt Detective Special while taking over the subway train. Transit Authority Lt. Rico Patrone (Jerry Stiller) also keeps a Detective Special in a holster on his belt. 041b061a72