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"I'm taking your train"

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"He was a very gifted man and fascinating to talk to. He made those long days on location
much more bearable."

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Robert Shaw as Bernard Ryder/Mr. Blue

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In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

 

Directed by Joseph Sargent

Screenplay by Peter Stone from the novel by John Godney

Produced by Gabriel Katzka, stephen f. kesten and Edgar J. Scherick

music by david shire

cinematography by owen roizman

edited by Gerald B. Greenberg and Robert Q. Lovett

Also starring Walter Matthau, Martin Balsam, earl hindman and Hector Elizondo

Released by United Artists

Release Date: October 2nd 1974

Running Time: 104 minutes

Location(s): Brooklyn New York, Filmways Studios, Harlem, New York

Filming commenced: friday 23rd November 1973

 

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the platform

Alternative Theatrical Trailer

Official Movie Soundtrack

Alternative theatrical trailer for the international market.

Enjoy the full pulsating soundtrack to the movie composed by David Shire.

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Joseph Sargent interview

Above and Below

A rare interview with the director of The Taking of Pelham 123.

A fascinating look at the shooting of the movie with director of photography Owen Roizman.

Robert takes the Train

Mr. Blue electrocutes himself

Robert as Mr. Blue takes the subway train hostage in this riveting scene.

Robert as Mr. Blue meets a gruesome end on the tracks of the New York subway.

The Money has arrived

The Negotiation

Mr. Blue arranges for the ransom money to be delivered.

Walter Matthau as Zach Garber tries to negotiate with Mr. Blue.

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DIRECTOR

Joseph Sargent

(1925 - 2014)