The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009) Movie

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Ratings / Votes
6.4/ 10 (88223 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated R for violence and pervasive language

Production Company
Columbia Pictures [us] - (presents)
Escape Artists [us]
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) [us] - (presents) (as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures)
Relativity Media [us] - (in association with)
Scott Free Productions [gb] - (as Scott Free)

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(USA) - 4 June 2009
(Egypt) - 10 June 2009
(Kuwait) - 11 June 2009
(Lebanon) - 11 June 2009
(Singapore) - 11 June 2009

Running Time


accidental-killing, bag-of-money, bandaged-nose, based-on-novel, blood, blood-spatter, boyfriend-girlfriend-relationship, bribe, bribery, bridge, brooklyn-new-york-city, bullet-proof-vest, car-accident, car-chase, car-crash, catholic, character-says-i-love-you, chase, child-in-peril, commodities, coney-island-brooklyn-new-york-city, corpse, deadline, death, deception,

Technical Support
CAM:Arriflex 235, Panavision Primo Lenses
CAM:Arriflex 435, Panavision Primo Lenses
CAM:Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo Lenses
CAM:Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
LAB:Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA - (dailies) (digital intermediate)
LAB:Company 3, New York (NY), USA - (dailies)
LAB:DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA - (prints)
MET:2772 m - (Portugal, 35 mm)
MET:2891 m - (Sweden)
OFM:35 mm - (Kodak Vision2 250D 5205, Vision3 500T 5219)
PCS:Digital Intermediate - (2K) (master format)
PCS:Super 35 - (source format)
PFM:35 mm - (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383)
RAT:2.35 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Akinnagbe, Gbenga as [Wallace] <12>
  2. Alicea, Fernando as (uncredited) [Business Man]
  3. Annarumma, Anthony as ['Q' Train Motorman] <19>
  4. Bartkewicz, Daniel as (uncredited) [Commuter]
  5. Basaraba, Gary as [Jerry Pollard (Motorman)] <16>
  6. Berkowitz, Ira as (uncredited) [Plainclothes Detective]
  7. Bojorklund, Bobby as [Maintenance Worker] <21>
  8. Brookes, Chip as [Zealous Aide] <28>
  9. Bucossi, Peter as [SUV Driver] <42>
  10. Butler Harner, Jason as [Mr. Thomas] <15>
  11. Calloway, J. Bernard as [Officer Moran / NYPD Liaison] <27>
  12. Casimir, Gregory as (uncredited) [Gang Banger #3]
  13. Cerbone, Jason as [ESU Guy] <53>
  14. Cintron, Joseph as (uncredited) [Track Worker]
  15. Cruz, Victor (II) as [Maintainer Three] <20>
  16. Dalton, Patrick (II) as (as Patrick J. Dalton) [MTA Worker] <47>
  17. Devlin, Billy as [ESU Guy] <54>
  18. Elli (V) as (uncredited) [Subway Commuter]
  19. Farrer, John as (uncredited) [Subway Passenger]
  20. Forbrich, Joe as [ESU Guy] <52>
  21. Gandolfini, James as [Mayor] <9>
  22. Gelber, Jordan as [Commuter] <50>
  23. Giles, Ronald E. as (uncredited) [Commuter]
  24. Gojcaj, Victor as [Bashkim] <4>
  25. Guzmán, Luis (I) as [Phil Ramos] <3>
  26. Haley, Brian as [Police Captain Hill (MTA)] <38>
  27. Hallgrey, Johnathan as (uncredited) [Subway Passager]
  28. Hartung, Walter as (uncredited) [Deputy Mayor Asst.]
  29. Hickey, John Benjamin (I) as [Deputy Mayor LaSalle] <10>
  30. Horton, Billy as (uncredited) [Journalist]
  31. Houston, Mike as [Money Car Driver] <35>
  32. Ifrah, René as (as Rene Ifrah) [Money Car Shotgun] <36>
  33. Jackson, Kalon as (uncredited) [Swat Team Memeber]
  34. Jackson, Reuben as [Reporter at MTA] <30>
  35. Jeremiah, Michael as (uncredited) [Mechanic]
  36. Jimz, Edgar as (uncredited) [NYPD Lieutenant]
  37. Jones, Ty (I) as [Sniper] <33>
  38. Kaluzhsky, Alex as [George] <11>
  39. Kalwill, Martin as (uncredited) [Subway Passanger]
  40. Keiser, John as [MTA Worker] <48>
  41. Kelly, Chance as [ESU Captain] <41>
  42. Kneeream, David as (uncredited) [MTA Personnel]
  43. Lavelle, John as [Team Member (NYPD)] <40>
  44. Loren, Nick as [Tunnel Commander] <45>
  45. Margiotta, Tom as (uncredited) [Extra]
  46. Martinez, Adrian (I) as [Cabbie] <49>
  47. Meehan, Sean (I) as [Undercover Cop] <25>
  48. Mihm, Michael as (as Mike Mihm) [ESU Desk Officer] <56>
  49. Miraglia, Sammy as [Motorman] <57>
  50. Moser, Christopher as (uncredited) [NYPD Sergeant]
  51. Natal, Kenneth as [Motorman] <58>
  52. Nelson, Sean (I) as [ESU One] <31>
  53. Ortega, Edvin as (uncredited) [Mariachi 2/Hostage]
  54. Pennacchi, Danny as (uncredited) [Train Pedestrian]
  55. Perry, Robert (XVI) as [Motorman] <59>
  56. Poltoranin, Nick as (uncredited) [MTA Manager]
  57. Poole, Zach as [LaSalle's Aide] <29>
  58. Puma, Vince as (uncredited) [ESU Officer]
  59. Raffaele, Bartolo as (uncredited) [Commuter]
  60. Rau, Jonathan as [Federal Reserve Supervisor] <55>
  61. Rispoli, Michael as [John Johnson] <7>
  62. Riviezzo, Vincent as (uncredited) [SR. MTA Person]
  63. Rodriguez, Ramon (II) as [Delgado] <8>
  64. Rosa, Angel (I) as (uncredited) [Officer on Bridge]
  65. Routman, Steve as [Heckler] <43>
  66. Rusnak, Joe (I) as (uncredited) [VideoCam/Pedestrian]
  67. Sakai, Nick as (uncredited) [Paramedic]
  68. Santangelo, CarloVito as (uncredited) [Spanish Couple Boy Hostage]
  69. Schuebel, Tim as (uncredited) [Sergeant of Mayors Security Detail]
  70. Sequira, Duane as (uncredited) [Gang Banger #2]
  71. Shepherd, Lee (I) as [Dr. Weiss] <34>
  72. Shibley, Ryan as (uncredited) [Wall Street Train Hostage]
  73. Siciliano, Jake Richard as (as Jake Siciliano) [8-Year-Old Boy] <14>
  74. Stewart Sherman, Daniel as [ESU Lieutenant Staley] <46>
  75. Susman, Todd as [Supervisor] <26>
  76. Thornton, Paul (I) as (uncredited) [MTA Senior Supervisor]
  77. Tortorella, Glen as [Maintenance Worker] <20>
  78. Travolta, John as [Ryder] <2>
  79. Turturro, John as [Camonetti] <6>
  80. Valdes, Teddy as (uncredited) [Williams]
  81. Vataj, Robert as [Emri] <5>
  82. Walker, Julian (II) as (uncredited) [ESU Sergeant]
  83. Walters, Bill (IV) as (uncredited) [Hasidim on Subway]
  84. Warrick, Todd Travis as (uncredited) [ESU Officer]
  85. Washington, Denzel as [Walter Garber] <1>
  86. White, Neville as (uncredited) [Apprehending Officer on Bridge]
  87. Wilburn Jr., Ralph A. as (uncredited) [Subway Rider]
  88. Wind, Brad Lee as (uncredited) [Hostage Negotiator #1]
  89. Wood, Frank (III) as [Police Commissioner Sterman] <37>
  90. Bartiromo, Maria as [Financial Reporter] <39>
  91. Cole, Laurie as [Reporter at 42nd Street & Vanderbilt] <44>
  92. DelCastillo, Rose as [Reporter] <51>
  93. Diaz, Maria (IV) as (uncredited) [MTA Employee]
  94. Ekulona, Saidah Arrika as [Dispatcher One] <22>
  95. Ellis, Aunjanue as [Therese (Garber's Wife)] <18>
  96. Evgenikos, Deak as [ESU Two] <32>
  97. Gagkas, Katerina as (uncredited) [Teen Girl Hostage]
  98. Gard, Cassidy as (uncredited) [Passenger]
  99. Glick, Danielle as (uncredited) [Train Passenger]
  100. Haywood, Takako as (uncredited) [MTA Worker]
  101. Hernandez, Gina as (uncredited) [Press Conference Photographer]
  102. Hill, Jenny (VI) as (uncredited) [Commuter]
  103. Kremelberg, Alice as [George's Girlfriend] <24>
  104. McBriety, Jamie as (uncredited) [Hostage]
  105. Meena, Amelia as (uncredited) [Deputy Mayor Asst.]
  106. Patano, Tonye as [Regina (Conductor)] <17>
  107. Russo, Melisanne as (uncredited) [Car #3 Rider]
  108. Sampson, Christina as (uncredited) [Commuter]
  109. Sigismund, Katherine as [Mom] <13>
  110. Tavarez, Jasmin as [Puerto Rican Girl] <23>
  111. Walsh, Liz (I) as (uncredited) [MTA Worker]
  112. Zaremba, Dianne as (uncredited) [MTA Supervisor]


  1. Action
  2. Crime
  3. Thriller

Full Plot

In early afternoon, four armed men hijack a subway train in Manhattan. They stop on a slight incline, decoupling the first car to let the rest of the train coast back. Their leader is Ryder; he connects by phone with Walter Garber, the dispatcher watching that line. Garber is a supervisor temporarily demoted while being investigated for bribery. Ryder demands $10 million within an hour, or he'll start shooting hostages. He'll deal only with Garber. The mayor okays the payoff, the news of the hostage situation sends the stock market tumbling, and it's unclear what Ryder really wants or if Garber is part of the deal. Will hostages, kidnappers, and negotiators live through this? In New York, four criminals led by the smart Ryder hijack the subway train Pelham 123, stopping the first car with nineteen hostages in a higher plane in the tunnel in Manhattan. Ryder calls the subway control center and the operator Walter Garber talks to him. The abductor demands ten million dollar and gives one hour to the delivery by the City Hall. The Mayor accepts to pay the ransom while the NYPD negotiator Camonetti assumes the negotiation. However Ryder demands that Garber, who was demoted from an executive position due to the accusation of accepting kickback in the purchase business of Japanese trains, continues to be his liaison with the authorities. Within the tense hour, Ryder empathizes with Garber and asks him to bring the money to the train. Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 176,464 (Netherlands) (31 December 2009) BT: USD 100,000,000 CP: Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. and Beverly Blvd LLC GR: USD 65,247,655 (USA) (16 August 2009) GR: USD 64,970,657 (USA) (9 August 2009) GR: USD 64,541,427 (USA) (2 August 2009) GR: USD 63,838,453 (USA) (26 July 2009) GR: USD 62,900,310 (USA) (19 July 2009) GR: USD 61,437,955 (USA) (12 July 2009) GR: USD 58,508,070 (USA) (5 July 2009) GR: USD 53,456,827 (USA) (28 June 2009) GR: USD 44,067,224 (USA) (21 June 2009) GR: GBP 4,317,199 (UK) (16 August 2009) GR: GBP 3,452,172 (UK) (9 August 2009) GR: GBP 1,784,719 (UK) (2 August 2009) GR: PHP 25,256,284 (Philippines) (9 August 2009) GR: PHP 25,230,544 (Philippines) (2 August 2009) GR: PHP 25,138,749 (Philippines) (26 July 2009) GR: PHP 24,277,330 (Philippines) (19 July 2009) GR: PHP 24,268,291 (Philippines) (12 July 2009) GR: PHP 23,905,411 (Philippines) (5 July 2009) GR: PHP 22,572,945 (Philippines) (28 June 2009) GR: PHP 19,754,478 (Philippines) (21 June 2009) GR: PHP 9,299,810 (Philippines) (14 June 2009) OW: USD 23,373,102 (USA) (14 June 2009) (3 screens) OW: GBP 1,784,719 (UK) (3 August 2009) (380 screens) OW: GBP 1,784,719 (UK) (2 August 2009) (380 screens) OW: USD 10,303 (Estonia) (2 July 2009) (3 screens) OW: PHP 9,299,810 (Philippines) (14 June 2009) (40 screens) SD: February 2008 - June 2008 WG: USD 157,961 (USA) (16 August 2009) (202 screens) WG: USD 217,648 (USA) (9 August 2009) (288 screens) WG: USD 456,339 (USA) (2 August 2009) (383 screens) WG: USD 491,478 (USA) (26 July 2009) (371 screens) WG: USD 889,259 (USA) (19 July 2009) (610 screens) WG: USD 1,543,516 (USA) (12 July 2009) (1,116 screens) WG: USD 2,534,228 (USA) (5 July 2009) (1,908 screens) WG: USD 5,451,107 (USA) (28 June 2009) (2,995 screens) WG: USD 12,034,899 (USA) (21 June 2009) (3,077 screens) WG: GBP 324,239 (UK) (16 August 2009) (338 screens) WG: GBP 661,334 (UK) (9 August 2009) (381 screens) WG: GBP 1,784,719 (UK) (2 August 2009) (380 screens) WG: PHP 22,639 (Philippines) (9 August 2009) (2 screens) WG: PHP 104,718 (Philippines) (2 August 2009) (3 screens) WG: PHP 444,348 (Philippines) (26 July 2009) (10 screens) WG: PHP 115,394 (Philippines) (19 July 2009) (6 screens) WG: PHP 211,407 (Philippines) (12 July 2009) (6 screens) WG: PHP 778,740 (Philippines) (5 July 2009) (31 screens) WG: PHP 1,661,993 (Philippines) (28 June 2009) (40 screens) WG: PHP 7,983,081 (Philippines) (21 June 2009) (40 screens) WG: PHP 9,299,810 (Philippines) (14 June 2009) (40 screens)

Movie Certificate

R (USA)(certificate #44271)
15 (UK)
15 (South Korea)
15A (Ireland)
NC-16 (Singapore)
K-15 (Finland)
13+ (Canada)(Quebec)
14A (Canada)(Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario)
15 (Sweden)
16LV (South Africa)
R-13 (Philippines)(MTRCB)
M/12 (Portugal)
15 (Denmark)
16 (Netherlands)
IIB (Hong Kong)
R16 (New Zealand)
14 (Switzerland)(canton of Vaud)
14 (Switzerland)(canton of Geneva)
B15 (Mexico)
R (Japan)
16 (Argentina)
16 (Iceland)
R-12 (Taiwan)
MA (Australia)
A (India)
16 (Germany)
14 (Brazil)
14 (Peru)
14 (Austria)
U (France)
18PL (Malaysia)
Y7 (Chile)
T (Italy)
PG (Canada)(TV rating)

Music Composers

  1. Gregson-Williams, Harry


  1. Schliessler, Tobias A. (director of photography) (as Tobias Schliessler)

Dress Designers

  1. Kalfus, Renee Ehrlich (as Renée Ehrlich Kalfus)


ACME [lt] - (2009) (Lithuania) (theatrical)
Alexandra Films [bg] - (2009) (Bulgaria) (theatrical)
Audio Visual Enterprises [gr] - (2009) (Greece) (theatrical)
Columbia Pictures [us] - (2009) (USA) (theatrical)
Columbia TriStar Warner Filmes de Portugal [pt] - (2009) (Portugal) (theatrical)
Continental Film [si] - (2009) (Slovenia) (theatrical)
Falcon [cz] - (2009) (Czech Republic) (theatrical)
Feelgood Entertainment [gr] - (2009) (Greece) (DVD)
Forum Cinemas [ee] - (2009) (Estonia) (theatrical)
Forum Cinemas [lv] - (2009) (Latvia) (theatrical)
ITA Film [sk] - (2009) (Slovakia) (theatrical)
InterCom [hu] - (2009) (Hungary) (theatrical)
InterCom [ro] - (2009) (Romania) (theatrical)
RTL Entertainment [nl] - (2011) (Netherlands) (TV) (RTL5)
Sony Pictures Entertainment [jp] - (2009) (Japan) (theatrical)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Nordic [fi] - (2010) (Finland) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [ar] - (2010) (Argentina) (DVD)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [be] - (2010) (Belgium) (DVD)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [be] - (2010) (Belgium) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [br] - (2010) (Brazil) (DVD)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [de] - (2010) (Germany) (DVD)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [de] - (2010) (Germany) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [gb] - (2010) (UK) (DVD)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [gb] - (2010) (UK) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [nl] - (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [nl] - (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [us] - (2009) (USA) (DVD)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [us] - (2009) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Sony Pictures Releasing Canada [ca] - (2009) (Canada) (theatrical)
Sony Pictures Releasing [ar] - (2009) (Argentina) (theatrical)
Sony Pictures Releasing [be] - (2009) (Belgium) (theatrical)
Sony Pictures Releasing [de] - (2009) (Germany) (theatrical)
Sony Pictures Releasing [fr] - (2009) (France) (theatrical)
Sony Pictures Releasing [gb] - (2009) (UK) (theatrical)
Sony Pictures Releasing [my] - (2009) (Malaysia) (theatrical)
Sony Pictures Releasing [nl] - (2009) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
Sony Pictures Releasing [sg] - (2009) (Singapore) (theatrical)
Tuck [rs] - (2009) (Serbia) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [pl] - (2009) (Poland) (theatrical)
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Finland [fi] - (2009) (Finland) (theatrical)
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures [se] - (2009) (Sweden) (theatrical)

Film Editors

  1. Lebenzon, Chris


  1. Alexander, Matthew (III) (computer and video coordinator)
  2. Allen, Amy (II) (assistant: Mr. Waldman) (as Amy E. Allen)
  3. Allen, Chris Alcatraz (additional production assistant)
  4. Almeria, Joaquim (trainer: Mr. Travolta)
  5. Alston, Malcolm (location production assistant)
  6. Ananicz, Stephen (production assistant) (uncredited)
  7. Anderson, Karin (II) (script coordinator)
  8. Arthurs, Sam (armorer)
  9. Barnes, Brian K. (assistant location manager: second unit)
  10. Barraza, Monica (assistant production coordinator)
  11. Bas, Breta (production secretary)
  12. Benaderet, Jordan (production assistant)
  13. Bendetti, Vanessa (researcher)
  14. Bermejo, Sara (production team assistant)
  15. Bevilacqua, Patrick (production assistant: first team)
  16. Block, Jenna (assistant: Mr. Black & Mr. Blumenthal)
  17. Boughn, Lacy (assistant: Mr. Tisch)
  18. Brown, Jeffrey A. (assistant location manager)
  19. Brown, Vince (II) (production assistant)
  20. Broytman, Lenny (production assistant)
  21. Bryan, Nicholas (II) (production assistant)
  22. Calderon, Cristal (I) (production assistant)
  23. Campbell, Myo (production assistant)
  24. Carbajal, Steven W. (location assistant: second unit)
  25. Carr, Nick (II) (location scout)
  26. Cerullo, Al (I) (helicopter pilot)
  27. Charles, John (VII) (software manager: Sony DAC)
  28. Coker, James (production assistant)
  29. Cortez, Christina (production assistant)
  30. Crosby, Kyle David (production assistant to director)
  31. Death, Erin (I) (additional production assistant)
  32. DeSimone, John (I) (production coordinator)
  33. Dine, Adrienne (production assistant)
  34. Dougherty, Daniel (III) (production secretary)
  35. Driscoll, Connor (production assistant)
  36. Edler, Logan Wolfe (key production assistant: second unit)
  37. Etseyatse, Alexander (production assistant)
  38. Faughnan, Steve (location assistant)
  39. Felix, Jesus (production assistant)
  40. Fellegara, Kathleen (set medic)
  41. Fellegara, Rich (set medic)
  42. Fesel, Jason (set production assistant: re-shoots)
  43. Fischer, Henning (stand-in)
  44. Frazier, Eric (II) (helicopter co-pilot)
  45. Friedman, Joshua A. (production assistant)
  46. Garrison, Natalie M. (additional set production assistant)
  47. Giarratano, Vincent (production assistant)
  48. Gingerich, Sonja Beck (additional production assistant)
  49. Glaves, Dawn (intern)
  50. Greenberg, Sandi (production assistant: second unit)
  51. Hagen, Hanna (I) (production assistant)
  52. Hall, Christopher (XII) (production assistant)
  53. Hernandez, Omar (I) (production assistant)
  54. Hess, Jason (I) (production intern)
  55. Hillis, Ashley (I) (assistant: Mr. Black & Mr. Blumenthal)
  56. Hopkins, Corri (location coordinator)
  57. Ishihara, Mariko (II) (lead title designer: Skip Film) (as Mariko Ishihara Metze)
  58. Jacobs-Toeg, Kimberly (executive producer: titles, Skip Film) (as Kimberly Jacobs Toeg)
  59. Jappe, Jule Ann (location assistant: second unit)
  60. Jessie, Tommy (production assistant)
  61. Johnson, Tish (production accountant)
  62. Kahil, Paul (additional production assistant)
  63. Kane, Timothy S. (production assistant)
  64. Kania, Matthew (location assistant: second unit)
  65. Karasawa, Chiemi (script supervisor: second unit)
  66. Keeling, Peter (additional production assistant)
  67. Kelly III, John J. (additional set production assistant)
  68. Kincaid, Richard (I) (stand-in)
  69. Koski, Rich (production assistant)
  70. Koski, Rich (production assistant: second unit)
  71. Kost, Tony (II) (photo double: James Gandolfini) (uncredited)
  72. Kost, Tony (II) (stand-in: James Gandolfini) (uncredited)
  73. Kramer, Katie (I) (production assistant: action unit)
  74. Kriaris, Michael (location manager: second unit)
  75. Kuehndorf, Julie (unit publicist)
  76. Leung, Phillip (production assistant)
  77. Lisner, Kimberly (production assistant)
  78. Lloyd, Michael (XIII) (runner)
  79. Lopez, Robert (V) (key production assistant)
  80. Lui, Gine (I) (location scout)
  81. Lynch, Richard T. (production assistant)
  82. Major, Steve (production assistant)
  83. Markowitz, Colin (production assistant)
  84. Martin, David Ray (location manager)
  85. Mateson, Perry (location assistant)
  86. Maxfield, Honor (production secretary: second unit)
  87. McFadyen, Cathleen (production assistant)
  88. McGuire, David M. (assistant location manager)
  89. McKaig, Sarah (script coordinator)
  90. Meisner, Amy (production assistant)
  91. Messick, Melissa A. (set production assistant: second unit)
  92. Mobilio, Frank (additional production assistant)
  93. Moran, Tom (II) (executive assistant: Mr. Scott)
  94. Morin, Spencer (additional production assistant)
  95. Morrison, Jared (stand-in)
  96. Neveu, Elizabeth (I) (additional production assistant)
  97. Ng, Patrick (II) (intern)
  98. Nila, Mario (production assistant)
  99. Noonan, Robert (location production assistant: second unit)
  100. Norton, Alexander (production assistant)
  101. O'Malley, Timothy (I) (accounting clerk)
  102. Obus, Eli (intern)
  103. Opfer, Bridget (production assistant)
  104. Orr, Timothy D. (helicopter pilot)
  105. Palmer, Dana (II) (production assistant)
  106. Parker, Vincent (II) (computer playback graphics)
  107. Parson, Chris (I) (adr loop group)
  108. Passas, Paolo (production assistant)
  109. Pazmino, Hugo (location unit assistant)
  110. Pearson, Rita (assistant: Mr. Washington)
  111. Perron-Kozar, Joseph (office production assistant)
  112. Peterson, Erika (intern)
  113. Pierce, Catherine (I) (stand-in)
  114. Polley, Janice (supervising location manager)
  115. Reed, Arian Simone (publicity consultant) (uncredited)
  116. Rees-Scanlon, Emma (additional production assistant)
  117. Reiersen, Mike (production assistant)
  118. Robbins, Steven (II) (assistant: Mr. Scott) (as Steve Robbins)
  119. Rodgers, Buck P.B.D. (key set production assistant: reshoots)
  120. Rodgers, Buck P.B.D. (production assistant)
  121. Rodriguez, Ulises (I) (assistant production coordinator)
  122. Sabat, Peter (production coordinator - 2nd unit)
  123. Salter, Erika A. (production assistant)
  124. Sanz, Rafael (II) (set production assistant: re-shoot)
  125. Schleyer, Eric (production assistant) (uncredited)
  126. Shildwachter, R. Zachary (production assistant: second unit)
  127. Shulman, Neville (I) (special consultant: Mr. Scott)
  128. Simmonds, Jason (assistant: Mr. Waldman)
  129. Smith, Natasha C. (assistant accountant)
  130. Stant, Jason (construction accountant)
  131. Sterman, Jason (assistant: Mr. Scott)
  132. Sylvester, Christopher (I) (assistant: Mr. Travolta) (as Christopher John Sylvester)
  133. Tatalovic, Branislav R. (publicity assistant) (uncredited)
  134. Verbeke, Heather (production assistant)
  135. Walton, Dan (V) (payroll accountant)
  136. Waxman, Jamie (second second assistant accountant)
  137. Weaver, Jake Ryan (security: Mr. Travolta)
  138. Weaver, Ricky R. (assistant: Mr. Washington)
  139. White, Rebecca (I) (first assistant accountant)
  140. Whitley, John (I) (first assistant accountant)
  141. Widboom, Nils (assistant location manager)
  142. Williams, Joshua (III) (production assistant)
  143. Wilson, Kay (II) (accounting clerk)
  144. Yankilevich, Igor (production assistant)
  145. Yankilevich, Igor (production assistant: second unit)
  146. Yoo, Brenda (construction accountant)
  147. Yoon, Cy (producer: titles, Skip Film)
  148. Zullo, Will (production assistant)


[from trailer] Ryder: Life is simple now. They just have to do what I say. Ryder: You know we all owe God a debt... and I'm a man who pays his debts. Are you a man who pays his debts? Walter Garber: Yeah, yeah, sure... TV, cable, uh and my mortgage. That's a little like dying once a month. Ryder: Oh, you're married... you're a married man? Walter Garber: Maybe. Ryder: Oh, no... you're married, man. Married men have mortgages. Walter Garber: Well, I can tell you that you are dealing with one of the old-time bureaucracy, I know that. I mean, it takes time. Ryder: Well you'd better fix the bureaucracy. Because when the time comes, these motherfuckers, these out there, are gonna go real quick. Ryder: Do you know what I'm looking at? Do you know what I'm looking at? Walter Garber: No, I do not. Ryder: Ok, well first there's my gun... and at the end of my gun, what's your name man? George: George, everyone calls me Geo. Ryder: George, his friends call him Geo. He's got this kinda eighties skateboard thing going on... he makes it work, but it's not gonna look to good in his casket. Walter Garber: What's her name? Ryder: Lavitca, she was Lithuanian... she was an ASS-model. Walter Garber: She asked you what? Ryder: You heard of hand-models, right? Advertisements? Walter Garber: Right. Ryder: She was an ass-model... she did jeans and uh you know, magazines and shit. Anyway, it was fashion week in New York and uh... I took her to Iceland. Walter Garber: Lavitca, Lithuanian, Ass model, Iceland, you took her to the ice... Ryder: So, for five-hundred bucks they'll take you on a dog-sled ride on a glacier. Walter Garber: Dog-sled? Ryder: Yeah... and you know that whole saying that if you're not the lead dog, the view never changes? Walter Garber: Right, otherwise you're always looking at the asshole of the dog in front of you. Ryder: That'll be funny in a minute when I get to that part. Walter Garber: It's funny now. Ryder: [next scene] And it's eight in the morning, we haven't been to bed yet... and we're tooling across this glacier and I got this hangover that's creeping up the back of my neck... and guess what I'm looking at? Walter Garber: You're obviously you're staring at... the ass of the dog in front of you. Ryder: You got it! So this dog... out of nowhere just lifts his hind-legs up and puts them in the, you know the harness there... and just takes a shit, while he's running on his front paws. So he's dumping and running, all at the same time... now that's multi-fucking-tasking if you ask me. Walter Garber: Get outta here, did it hit you? Ryder: Shit always hits you man. [next scene] I didn't know it at the time, but it was profound. Walter Garber: Profound? Ryder: Yeah. Walter Garber: Why? Uh, you lost me. Ryder: Well, you know uh... when I went to prison later on, what you called. Uh, I had trouble going to the toilet... you know, a privacy thing. And I... couldn't take a shit. I was scared shitless... literally. So, you know what I thought of? Walter Garber: You thought of the dog. Ryder: That's right... I thought of that dog. If it could do what it needed to do... so could I. It saved my fucking live. Walter Garber: Wow, that is profound. Ryder: Ok... now somebody else has to die. Two people, maybe all of us! Did you hear me? Walter Garber: I heard you, but you gotta understand that the circumstances they're different now for you. You gotta rethink this, you... you gotta adapt. Ryder: No, I gave you instructions and you know the consequences. Walter Garber: I mean don't you have a plan B? Ryder: No, plan B is enforcing plan A... and the minute you stop believing me mother fucker, that's it! Police Captain Hill: So, who the hell did you fuck to get this job? Walter Garber: Myself... was easier than it looked. Police Captain Hill: Yeah... fucking yourself always is. Camonetti: Listen, don't let this guy bring you to his reality. 'Cause that's what he wants to do... he hurts you, you're gonna get angry. He's got the advantage, understand? Walter Garber: Yeah. Camonetti: Just deflect. Ryder: Garber! When you put your socks on this morning, did you ever think...? Turn around, let them frisk you. I was worried about you... I thought maybe you'd get lost but then I remembered you were a motorman, so... these tunnels don't change much, do they? Walter Garber: Just the people in 'em. Walter Garber: You got it, you got it... any other demands? Ryder: Yeah, well no fucking pizza delivery man. Walter Garber: No, I mean are you guys like... are you terrorists? Ryder: Do I sound like a terrorist? Do I terrorize you? Walter Garber: Actually you don't, but not that I've ever talked to one. So, so... what, this is just about money? Ryder: Oh, is there anything else? Walter Garber: There's not dying. Ryder: Yeah, well you know you live, you die, you either go with the current or you fight it. We all end up at the same place. Walter Garber: Where's that, Jersey? Ryder: Yeah, you watch it I was born there man. Walter Garber: You know I'm just saying, you know you're up in a motorman's cab... so that means you know you're on the radio, which means that you're an easy target. You gotta know the drill. Ryder: Yeah, I know that soon I won't be alone and If I'm the first to get shot... I'm the first of many to get shot. Walter Garber: That's correct, but then you'd still be dead. Ryder: Dead is an improvement on a lot of things I can think of, buddy boy. Supervisor: Sounds like he slept with my ex. Ryder: Well, I got faith in you man... but I gotta ask you one question. You know that thing when you told your wife about the 35K, how did she react? Walter Garber: Look, we gotta talk about... Ryder: No, don't be sensitive. Walter Garber: I'm not being sensitive. Ryder: Well, did she freak out or what? Walter Garber: She... wasn't happy, but she understood. Ryder: Well, that's love right? Walter Garber: No, that's marriage... that's another thing. Ryder: [describing Garber's voice] He's got a sexy voice though, man. He'd be my bitch in prison. Ryder: I talked to God. Walter Garber: That's good, what did he say? Ryder: He said I should trust in Him, all others pay cash. How soon can you get it down here? Ryder: [last lines, to Garber] You're my goddamn hero. Phil Ramos: I can't get it out of my head. I'm gonna die today. Ryder: Seven! One, two, three, four, five, six, seven! [points to the mother] Lucky lady! Come on, up. Up! Up! Wallace: Fuck no! [stands between Ryder and the mother] Come on. Mom: Wait! [tries to stop Wallace] Wallace: It's the only plan I got. Come on, motherfucker! Ryder: [looks to the mother] That's your fault. Ryder: Now you understand commodities, don't you? You know, pork bellies, gold, light crude. Walter Garber: Listen. No disrespect, but maybe I'm not the guy you should be talking to. Ryder: Oh no, you are exactly the guy I wanna talk to. Now I want you to look at the ticker and I want you to tell me what is the going rate for a New York City hostage today. You think a million dollars is too much? I do. I think it's corny. Now get your calculator out. You got one? Ryder: [Garber hesitates] Do you have a calculator? Walter Garber: Yeah, we got one. I got one. Ryder: Okay, good. Now add this up. You got $526,315.79. That's $526,315.79 Now times that by 19. What do you get? Walter Garber: [looks at calculator] That's $10 million? Ryder: What do you get? Walter Garber: That comes out to $10 million plus 1 cent. Ryder: Oh that is a deal. Now I want you to call the mayor and tell him the price. And then you tell him I want it in 100,000 $100 dollar bills. You got that? Walter Garber: Okay I got that. What about the 1 cent? Ryder: Well you keep that 1 cent. It's your broker fee. Ryder: Put Garber on the line! Camonetti: To be honest, Mr. Garber has gone home. Ryder: Put Garber on the fucking line or I'll kill the motorman! Camonetti: I guarantee you, Mr. Ryder, that I am the best person for you to be talking to right now. Just give me a moment and I'll explain why. Ryder: [to Jerry] You were always going to be the first one to go. [shoots Jerry several times] Ryder: Mr. Camonetti, you have 60 fucking seconds before I kill another, okay? Ryder: This make you feel better, Garber? That make everything okay now? Walter Garber: No, but it's a start. Ryder: [Repeated line] I don't know, Garber, why don't you tell me and then we'll both know.

Other Titles

  1. Die Entführung der U-Bahn Pelham 1 2 3 (2009) (ENG)

  2. Die Entführung der U-Bahn Pelham 1 2 3 (2009) (ENG)

  3. Pelham 1 2 3 - Ostaggi in Metropolitana (2009) (ENG)

  4. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009) (ENG)
    (UK) (promotional title)

  5. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009) (ENG)
    (USA) (promotional title)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Astoria, Queens, New York City, New York, USA
  2. Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
  3. Grand Central Station, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
  4. Jay Street, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
  5. Jerome Avenue, Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
  6. Kaufman Astoria Studios - 3412 36th Street, Astoria, Queens, New York City, New York, USA - (studio)
  7. Kensington, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
  8. Manhattan Bridge, New York City, New York, USA


- The R-142 and R-142A subway cars portrayed in this film are permanently linked into 5-car sets and cannot operate as single units. R-62A 2079, a single car capable of operating alone, was cosmetically modified to resemble a modern car for this film and restored to its original appearance after filming was completed.

- The IND Hoyt-Schermerhorn station in Brooklyn was used in the scene where Garber enters the tunnel to deliver the ransom money.

- 'John Travolta' (qv)'s character (Ryder) wears a Breitling watch. Travolta is a spokesperson for Breitling.

- Shipped to theaters under the code name "Watch Your Step".

- In the movie, from the audience's viewpoint, Ryder ('John Travolta' (qv)) is seen wearing an earring on his right ear while Walter Garber ('Denzel Washington' (qv)) has one on his left. Also notice that both of them has only a single earring.

- SPOILER: In this movie the motorman hijacker (played by 'Luis Guzmán (I)' (qv)) is the first of the villains to die, while in the original movie this character (played by 'Martin Balsam' (qv)) is the only one to survive.

- The mayor ('James Gandolfini' (qv))'s watch is a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reserve de Marche.

- Ryder