Director: Tony Scott
Writer: Brian Helgeland
Starring: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, John Turturro, Luis Guzman
Released: August 27, 2009
Rating: (MA)
Runtime: 121 minutes
Story: In "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3," Denzel Washington stars as New York City subway dispatcher Walter Garber, whose ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train. John Travolta stars as Ryder, 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. As the tension mounts beneath his feet, Garber employs his vast knowledge of the subway system 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?
Denzel Washington Walter Garber
John Travolta Ryder
Luis Guzman Phil Ramos
Victor Gojcaj Bashkim
John Turturro Camonetti
James Gandolfini Mayor
Michael Rispoli John Johnson
Ramon Rodriguez Delgado
Saidah Arrika Ekulona Dispatcher One
John Benjamin Hickey Deputy Mayor LaSalle
Alex Kaluzhsky George
Gbenga Akinnagbe Wallace
Katherine Sigismund Mom
Jake Siciliano 8-Year-Old Boy
Gary Basaraba Jerry Pollard (Motorman)