The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
  • R
  • 1h 46m
  • 2009
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Walter Garber (Denzel Washington) is a New York City subway dispatcher whose ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train. Ryder (John Travolta), the criminal mastermind behind the hijacking and 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?
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Common Sense Says
Remake of '70s thriller is riveting but violent and intense.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this action-packed remake of the gritty, same-named 1970s thriller is intense and violent and not meant for young kids. The fast-paced story is accompanied by heaping doses of realistic, bloody (expect lots of gunplay ... and resulting gore spatters) and profanity (including lots of "s--t"s and "f--k"s). But on the up side, there's not much in the way of sex, product placement, or substance use/abuse.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller, Drama
  • Release Date:June 10, 2009
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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