The Original: The Taking of Pelham 123

Posted on June 7, 2009 at 8:52 am

The 1974 version of “The Taking of Pelham 123” is one of my favorite thrillers, with a brilliant cast that includes Robert Shaw, Walter Matthau, and Jerry Stiller and a terrific score by David Shire. I’m hoping that this week’s release of the remake with John Travolta and Denzel Washington will be as good. Here’s a reminder of the original.

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