Thursday, April 29, 2010
The Taking of Pelham 123 - 2009
Genre: Thriller / Suspense
Director: Tony Scott
Writer: Brian Helgeland, John Godey.
Cast: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzman, Victor Gojcaj, John Turturro, Michael Rispolli, Ramon Rodriguez, James Gandolfini, John Benjamin Hickey, Alex Kahluzsky and more.
Overview and Review of The Taking of Pelham 123 directed by Tony Scott.
Four armed men hijacked a subway train(Pelham 123) in Manhattan , New York. The leader calls himself Ryder(John Travolta) and he connects by phone with Walter Garber (Denzel Washington) who was a dispatcher watching the line. Garber was a supervisor in MTA but was demoted while under investigation since he was accused for bribery. Ryder demands $10 million within an hour and he would kill a hostage every minute after an hour till the money arrives.
I read that this was a movie remake of 1974 film. I like the character of Walter Garber. I haven't seen the original film, so i can't say anything about it. The movie is intense all through out and provided good action. For people who wants to see a good suspense in a subway, this is a good movie for that. :)