Before this train reaches the next station it will become the scene of the most spectacular hijack ever attempted
We are going to kill one passenger a minute until New York City pays us 1 million dollars.
Everyone read it. Now you can live it.
No other hijack was ever like his
This article is about the 1974 film. For other uses, see The Taking of Pelham One Two Three.
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Original film poster by Mort Künstler
Directed by Joseph Sargent
Produced by Edgar J. Scherick
Screenplay by Peter Stone
Based on The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
by John Godey
Starring Walter Matthau
Music by David Shire
Cinematography Owen Roizman
Editing by Gerald B. Greenberg
Robert Q. Lovett
Studio Palomar Pictures
Distributed by United Artists
Release date(s) October 2, 1974
Running time 104 minutes
Country United States
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, also known as The Taking of Pelham 123, 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 novel of the same name by Morton Freedgood (under the pen name John Godey) about a group of criminals taking hostage for ransom the passengers of a busy New York City subway car.
It was remade in 1998 as a TV film and was again remade in 2009 as a film.
Release Date: October 2 , 1974 @ 86th Street East and Criterion, Manhattan
Distrib: United Artists