Item Details

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 [videorecording]

Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures present in association with Relativity Media, a Scott Free/Escape Artists production ; produced by Todd Black [and others] ; screenplay by Brian Helgeland ; directed by Tony Scott
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
New York Metropolitan Transit Authority train dispatcher Walter Garber's day is turned upside down when he must face-off against Ryder, the criminal mind that has hijacked the passengers of subway train, Pelham 1-2-3. Ryder is the leader of a highly-armed gang of four, including a henchman who used to work for the MTA. NYPD Hostage Negotiator Detective Camonetti initially takes charge of the situation, but quickly realizes that Ryder will only deal with Garber. Garber begins to employ his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit Ryder and save the hostages.
Director
Tony Scott
Performers
Denzel Washington, John Travolta, John Turturro, Luis Guzman, Michael Rispoli, James Gandolfini.
Release Date
2009
Run Time
106 min.
Language
English or dubbed French dialogue, English or French subtitles and optional audio description for the visually impaired; closed-captioned in English
Rating
MPAA rating: R; violence and pervasive language
Notes
  • Based on the novel by John Godey.
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2009.
  • Special features: Commentary by director Tony Scott ; commentary with writer Brian Helgeland and producer Todd Black ; No time to lose: making of Pelham 123 featurette ; The third rail: New York underground featurette ; From the top down: stylizing character with Danny Moumdjian ; marketing Pelham.
Uniform Title
Taking of Pelham 123 (Motion Picture : 2009)
Variant Title
Taking of Pelham one-two-three
Taking of Pelham 123
ISBN
1435909046, 9781435909045
Credits
Music, Harry Gregson-Williams ; editor, Chris Lebenzon ; director of photography, Tobias Schliessler.
Published
Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2009]
Publisher no.
  • 25339 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • 25342 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Description
1 videodisc (approximately 106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, region 1, NTSC, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
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