Not that there are not styleoversubstance movies that arent enjoyable. The taking of pelham 1 2 3 falls on a bit on the ordinary side of the action scale, with lead performances that help save it from being a nonentity. Then i saw the taking of pelham 1 2 3, and the sucker grabbed me from the minute denzel washington, basically in the matthau role, came on. The taking of pelham 1 2 3, his novel about the hijacking of a new york city subway train, was a bestseller in 1973 and was made into a hit movie starring walter. Because, while director tony scotts brash and boisterous take on the material may lack. Columbia pictures has released the movie trailer for the taking of pelham 123, which will be attached to the international this weekend. Find out where the taking of pelham 1 2 3 2009 is streaming, if the taking of pelham 1 2 3 2009 is on netflix, and get news and updates, on. The taking of pelham 123 is a 2009 american thriller movie adapted from the novel of the same name by morton freedgood the font used for the movie title is probably akzidenz grotesk ext bold. Right after the train is hijacked by robert shaw at 28th street station, there are 2 additional hostages in the front car for a total of 19 that disappear after the train is hijacked between 23rd street and 28th street.
Watch the taking of pelham 1 2 3 online 2009 movie yidio. Books similar to the taking of pelham one two three. The novels title is derived from the trains radio call sign. If the title sounds familiar, it should, as its a remake of the 70s thriller starring walter matthau and robert shaw. The taking of pelham one two three 512 movie clip the. Director joseph sargents the taking of pelham one two three is a well crafted and thrilling film with a wonderful cast. The taking of pelham one two three 1974 in new york city, a criminal gang led by the ruthless mr.
Blue robert shaw hijacks a subway car and threatens to start shooting one passenger per. The film is about a train dispatcher denzel washington who is pressed into the role of negotiator after a criminal john travolta takes a subway car of passengers hostage. The taking of pelham 1 2 3 is an action movie which stars denzel washington and john travolta. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. The book june 23, 2016 by randy susan meyers leave a comment before there was the movie, and the other movie, there was, the book. A quartet of desperadoes led by robert shaws icy soldier of fortune hijacks a subway train loaded with passengersand only an unlikely duo of transit cops, walter matthau and jerry stiller, can foil their ingenious ransom scheme. And this to me is one of the coolest main themes of film music. Its the sort of film where one walks into it knowing exactly what to expect and coming out having all of those expectations met. It was under his alias that his writing saw the most success.
Taking of pelham one two three, the soundtrack details. The taking of pelham one two three 1973 is a thriller novel by morton freedgood, writing under the pen name john godey. It is a film adaptation of the novel by morton freedgood, and is a remake of the original 1974 film adaptation, which was also remade in 1998 as a tv film. The taking of pelham one two three or the taking of pelham 123 can refer to. Taking of pelham one two three, the movie clip listen. Take hong kong actioners such as so close 2002 or the killer 1989, for instance. Download the taking of pelham 123 full movie video. The taking of pelham one two three is a magical film that transports you to a living, breathing new york in 1974. Shop the taking of pelham one two three bluray 1974. The taking of pelham one two three 1974 ending spoiler. The taking of pelham one two three 1974 rotten tomatoes.
When the taking of pelham one two three first appeared as a novel, i avoided it on the reasonable grounds that a there was no plausible way to hijack a subway train, and b if there was, it would be so obvious it wouldnt be interesting. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. The strength of the film lies in an electrifying plot that delivers intense. The taking of pelham one two three 123 godey john download bok. The taking of pelham one two three 1974 film wikipedia. If someone were to describe the narrative voice of the novel told from the perspective of 30 plus characters, you would say it would be damn near impossible to pull off in such a way as to keep the action moving, but godey does it. Armed men hijack a new york city subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary days work for dispatcher walter garber into a faceoff with the mastermind behind the crime.
The taking of pelham one two three paperback december 4, 2012 by john godey author. Despite their style, they still succeeded in being movies that one could get engrossed in. Nobody gets terrifically worked up, except the specialeffects people. The taking of pelham 123 is a 2009 american thriller film directed by tony scott, and starring denzel washington and john travolta. Other then the few dull and raciest words this book is still worth reading. John travolta in the taking of pelham 123 2009 denzel washington and james gandolfini in the. I figured the recent movie starring denzel was a remake of an earlier movie it was, but i didnt know that movie was based on a book. The taking of pelham one two three novel, a 1973 thriller novel by morton. The taking of pelham one two three novel wikipedia. One of my favorite films from the seventies is the taking of pelham one, two three because its so new york. Poor remake of the taking of pelham one two three 1974 12th june 2009 cinema.
Peter stone adapted the screenplay from the 1973 novel of the same name written by morton freedgood under the pen name. The taking of pelham one two three 1974 joseph sargent. Scherick, and starring walter matthau, robert shaw, martin balsam and hector elizondo. The taking of pelham one two three is a 1974 american thriller film directed by joseph sargent. Expertise also known as the daily shows resident expert and the pc in the iconic mac adspicks up exactly where his first book left off. While terrorism plots are typically fairly cut and dry, the potential was still there for a decent post911 retelling. If youre still longing for walter matthaus jowly mug to pop through that apartment door by the end of the third featurelength adaptation of joseph sargents adaptation of john godeys 1974 bestseller the taking of pelham one two three, perhaps youve finally lost your sense of fun.
When a new york city subway train leaves to start a run, it is given a call sign based upon the time it left and where. If their demands are not met by a specified time then the hostages are going to suffer. It is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by morton freedgood writing under the pseudonym john godey, and is a remake of. He died at his home in west new york, nj on april 21, 2006. The font is a commercial one and you can view more details about it here. Music composed by david shire for the movie the taking of pelham 123 1974. Taraji p henson at the taking of the pelham 123 premiere june 5, 2009. Despite a decent script, a few solid performances and one entertainingly bad one, the taking of pelham 123 remains a deeply mediocre remake of the 1974 thriller. Walter was working when an emergency call came through on his line. The taking of pelham 1 2 3 2009 tony scott synopsis. John godey the taking of pelham one two three similar books. When a group of hijackers takes passengers aboard a subway train hostage and demand a ransom, its up to dispatcher walter garber to bring them down. Scotts film is an adaptation of john godeys 1973 pulp novel, the taking of pelham one two three on which sargents movie was. Based on the john godey novel that spawned the 1974 film.
Theres not much wrong with tony scotts the taking of pelham 1 2 3, except that theres not much really right about it. The taking of pelham one two three was the most successful. The taking of pelham one two three by john godey goodreads. The most new york movie ever made, a time capsule of the big apples hellish fun city days. The taking of pelham one two three 1974 movie moviefone. In new york, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Bring your own copies or purchase colson whitehead books at tiff shop. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle device. The taking of pelham 123 is a masterfully written novel. Scotts latest film, the taking of pelham 123, sort of falls into the same rut. David shire the taking of pelham 123 main title youtube. The taking of pelham one two three plot a seemingly normal, runofthemill day on the new york subway system will turn out to be anything but. Oh, john travolta is angry and denzel washington is determined, but you dont sense passion in the performances. The taking of pelham one two three music box theatre.
The one downside of the taking of pelham 123 is that it is a short disc the running time is just barely over a halfhour, but it does contain the complete score and rounds out the package with an impressive set of liner notes that include trackbytrack annotation and an interview with the composer. Blue robert shaw hijacks a subway car and threatens to start shooting one. In new york city, a criminal gang led by the ruthless mr. The gang has a good, sound plan, not too complicated, and. It was an ordinary day for walter garber who is a new york city subway dispatcher. The taking of pelham 123 is the kind of film that gives hollywood a bad name. The taking of pelham 123 is a 2009 american action thriller film directed by tony scott. The taking of pelham 1 2 3 2009 where to stream and. The taking of pelham 123 denzel washington john travolta john turturro 2009 a subway dispatcher denzel washington calls on his extensive knowledge of the transit system to outwit hijackers who are threatening to kill passeng.
The taking of pelham one two three also known as the taking of pelham 1 2 3 is a 1974 american action thriller film directed by joseph sargent, produced by gabriel katzka and edgar j. The pelham 123 subway train is running to a standard schedule when four men, all brandishing submachine guns, board the train who have their own very unique ideas for the train. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Some of his most successful works include a thrill a minute with jack albany, a series that later became a disney movie.904 1451 1475 392 1078 389 854 485 343 870 1125 1425 722 307 807 854 972 393 256 706 1276 61 787 621 979 1081 175 1181 1132 1051 183 708 1048