The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

June 12th 2009
  • Action/Thriller,
  • R,
  • 106 min,
  • Sony Pictures
  • Cast: John Travolta, Denzel Washington, John Turturro, James Gandolfini, Luis Guzm├ín, Jason Butler Harner, Brian Haley, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Michael Rispoli, Ramon Rodriguez, Chance Kelly, John Benjamin Hickey, Tonye Patano, Jason Cerbone, Adrian Martinez, Ty Jones, Katherine Sigismund, Alex Kaluzhsky, Victor Gojcaj, John Lavelle
  • Director: Tony Scott
  • Writers: Brian Helgeland, John Godey
  • Producers: Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Tony Scott, Steve Tisch
  • Associate Producers: Richard Baratta, Don Ferrarone, John Wildermuth Jr.
  • Executive Producers: Michael Costigan, Barry H. Waldman
  • Art Direction: David Swayze
  • Casting: Denise Chamian
  • Costume Design: Renee Ehrlich Kalfus
  • D.O.P.: Tobias A. Schliessler
  • Editor: Chris Lebenzon
  • Makeup: Todd Kleitsch
  • Music: Harry Gregson-Williams
  • Production Design: Chris Seagers
  • Set Decoration: Regina Graves


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?

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: New York City, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Violence and pervasive language
  • Production Companies: Columbia Pictures, MGM Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Escape Artists, Relativity Media

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In this movie Denzel Washington wears a bright yellow shirt with a multicolored tie. This is the reverse of the outfit Walter Matthau wore in the original The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) which was a multicolored shirt with a bright yellow tie.

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 11 June 2009: Singapore
  • 9 July 2009: Argentina
  • 23 July 2009: Australia
  • 24 July 2009: Spain, UK
  • 29 July 2009: France
  • 30 July 2009: Germany, Kazakhstan, Russia
  • 31 July 2009: Iceland
  • 7 August 2009: Denmark, Finland, Norway, Romania, Sweden
  • 12 August 2009: Belgium
  • 13 August 2009: Czech Republic
  • 20 August 2009: Netherlands
  • 4 September 2009: Brazil
  • 11 September 2009: Bulgaria
  • 30 September 2009: Egypt