The Taking of Pelham 123

The Taking of Pelham 123

By Tony Scott

  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Release Date: 2009-06-12
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 45min
  • Director: Tony Scott
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99


In "The Taking of Pelham 123," Denzel Washington stars as New York City subway dispatcher Walter Garber, whose ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train. John Travolta stars as Ryder, the criminal mastermind who, as leader of a highly-armed gang of four, threatens to execute the train's passengers unless a large ransom is paid within one hour. As the tension mounts beneath his feet, Garber employs his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit Ryder and save the hostages. But there's one riddle Garber can't solve: even if the thieves get the money, how can they possibly escape?


  • Denzel Washington - missing movie

    By Vegas191
    I’m looking for the Denzel Washington movie called “Ricochet”. This is the first Denzel Washington movie I remember. It’s awesome! This movie made him a star! Please add it to your Movie library so I can purchase it. Thank you very much!
  • Awesome Flick

    By m300lg
    I love the hell out of this movie. Sue me. The original is phenomenal, and has one of my favorite film endings of all time (hysterical!), but this is also a fun thrill ride with a good ensemble. Just enjoy it.
  • Wrong Aspect Ratio

    By heuerj88
    I'm probably the only person interested in rewatching this movie but I would advise people to not buy it as the video is cropped from its original aspect ratio of 2.35:1 to 1.78:1. That means the framing has been adjusted from the director's intent and you lose information on the left and the right of the screen. Sony also did this to Drive and Christine. They need to knock it off.
  • ohonecanknowme

    By Dragon77989789
    Despite what the so called critics say this movie is well worth watching.. you will not be disappointed!
  • what were they thinkng about making this movie

    By li juls
    wow what a sad movie it just dragged 15 min into the movie scott what were you thinking man you made the two star actors look bad
  • Reminders of The Call

    I have never actually seen this film but I have only seen the trailer. This reminded me of The Call with Halle Berry because it involves 2 people talking over phones while taking hostages. (Abigail Breslin who played the girl who got kidnapped was talking to Halle Berry who was the Denzel Washington of that film) The kidnapper only spoke to her I think once over the phone and then twice in person when he was taking Casey (Abigail Breslin) hostage and then freeing her. This film looks really amazing because I loved United 93 (9/11 Film)
  • worth which

    By sfordmark
    i enjoyed the hold move. i watch it on tv but ,would i buy it , yes i would $10.00 is a good deal.
  • great and suspensful

    By SGSMN
    this movie was very good but i think there was no need for so much swearing but still great movie
  • One of the greatest

    By AZ7_
    I dont know why there are so many haters that gave the movie bad reviews but it is the best movie I ever saw
  • 5 STARS!!!

    By B Rad O De Nath
    I was so far on the edge of my seat, I fell of the couch!