The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)

5.5 / Rated by 4 people

106 min.
Plot  A man calling himself Ryder hijacks Pelham 123, a New York City Subway train that departed from Pelham Bay Park station at 1:23 p.m. Ryder is accompanied by three other heavily armed men; Bashkim, Emri, and former train operator Phil Ramos. They uncouple the front car from the rest of the train and take the passengers hostage. MTA employee Walter Garber is working the Rail Control Center as a train dispatcher and receives a ransom call from Ryder, who demands $10 million in cash be paid within 60 minutes. Ryder warns that every minute past the deadline they force him to wait, he will execute a hostage.

Bashkim kills a plainclothes Transit Police officer who attempts to arrest him. He and Ramos then allow all the passengers not in the front car to be released except for the motorman. Garber reluctantly negotiates with Ryder and develops a rapport, while Ramos and Emri set up internet access in the tunnel. Ryder uses his laptop to watch the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunge n...



Denzel Washington
Walter Garber
John Travolta
Ryder / Dennis Ford / Mr. Blue
James Gandolfini
The Mayor of New York City
John Turturro
Luis Guzmán
Phil Ramos / Mr. Green
Michael Rispoli
John Johnson
John Benjamin Hickey
Deputy Mayor LaSalle
Jason Butler Harner
Mr. Thomas
Frank Wood
Police Commissioner Sterman
Aunjanue Ellis
Garber's Wife
Brian Haley
Police Captain Hill


All Titles

The Taking of Pelham 123
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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