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Taking Of Pelham 123, The (2009, U.S.A.)

Studio: Sony/ Columbia/ TriStar

Rating: MA

Running time: 106 minutes

Available Format: 35mm,  DVD

In THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123, Denzel Washington stars as New York City subway dispatcher Walter Garber.  His ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime:  the hijacking of a subway train.  John Travolta stars as Ryder.  He’s 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.  Garber employs his vast knowledge of the subway systems 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?