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Category: Action/Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery/Noir/ThrillerNotable as: Action/AdventureSub-Category: Thriller, Action Film, Heist film, Crime Fiction, Mystery, Action/Adventure, Crime Thriller, SuspenseRuntime: 100 - 124 minutesLanguage: Spanish, EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: New York CityDirector: Joseph SargentScreenwriter: Peter Stone, Morton FreedgoodBased on: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (novel)Music: David ShireCinematography: Owen RoizmanStars: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Héctor Elizondo, Jerry Stiller, Kenneth McMillan, Doris Roberts, Tony Roberts, Earl Hindman Producer: Edgar ScherickStudio: Edgar ScherickAward details: (details at IMDb)

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three is a 1974 American thriller film directed by Joseph Sargent, produced by Edgar J. Scherick, and starring Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam and Héctor Elizondo. Peter Stone adapted the screenplay, from the 1973 novel of the same name by Morton Freedgood about a group of criminals taking hostage for ransom the passengers of a busy New York City subway car. Musically, it features "one of the best and most inventive thriller scores of the 1970s". It was remade in 1998 as a TV film and was again remade in 2009 as a film.

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