The Taking of Pelham 123 is a 2009 thriller film, directed by Tony Scott, and starring Denzel Washington, and John Travolta.
It is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Morton Freedgood (writing under the pseudonym John Godey), and is a remake of the original 1974 film adaptation, which was also remade in 1998 as a TV movie. Production of this version began in March 2008, and it was released on June 12, 2009.
Four heavily armed men, led by the mysterious Ryder (John Travolta), board the departed from Pelham Bay Park Station at 1:23 p.m., and proceed to take control of it.
Ryder's men uncouple the front car from the rest of the train and hold passengers hostage. One hijacker, Bashkim (Victor Gojcaj), kills an undercover police officer. Ryder and a former MTA train operator named Phil Ramos (Luis Guzmán) point a gun at the train's motorman while the others watch their captives. They demand $10 million in ransom money to be paid within 60 minutes. For each minute past the deadline, one passenger will be killed.
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