• Publication date: April 17, 2013

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

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No one is safe when a subway train is hijacked and held for ransom.

  • Publication date: April 17, 2013

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2009

MBC 2:

February 16, 2015 04:00 (KSA) ~ February 16, 2015 03:00 (CLT)

A man who identifies himself as 'Ryder' (John Travolta) has hijacked a speeding New York City subway train with its driver and passengers aboard.  He demands $10 million within the next hour, and intends to murder one hostage for every minute authorities are late.

Denzel Washington portrays Walter Garber, a dispatcher for the transit authority who has been demoted following an internal scandal.  For the next hour he will negotiate with Ryder to ensure the passengers' safety.  This will be the longest 60 minutes of his entire lifetime.

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 was nominated for a BET Award and a Teen Choice Award.  It grossed $150 million at the box office, easily recuperating its $100 million budget.

Directed by: Tony Scott


  • Denzel Washington
  • John Travolta
  • Luis Guzm├ín
  • Victor Gojcaj