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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 is an action crime thriller film about four men who hijack a train and demand $10 million in 60 minutes or else one passenger dies for every minute afterwards. The movie follows a former assistant chief transportation officer who is currently working at the Rail Control Center as a train dispatcher as he tries to deal with the situation of hostages taken aboard a hijacked train. The film gets its name from the location the train is taken from, Pelham Bay Park Station and the time it departed at, 1:23 PM. Directed by Tony Scott. Starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta. Based on the novel of the same name by John Godey. This is the second adaption of the novel.

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 received mixed reviews upon its release, but was still a success at the box office. The majority of critics seem to have simply been displeased with the fact of there being huge star power but yet the storyline didn't live up to the hype. Continue reading for The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 quotes.


Ryder: Life is simple now. They just have to do what I say.
Walter Garber: Control center calling Pelham 1 2 3.
Ryder: This is the man who's going to gie this city a run for its money. Now you tell me. What is the going rate for a New York City hostage today. What do you think, a million a piece is too high?
Walter Garber: Maybe I'm not the guy you should be talking to. I'm a civil service employee.
Ryder: What time do you have you got on your watch?
Walter Garber: Two-thirteen.
Ryder: In 59-minutes I'm going to start killing passangers.
Walter Garber: You don't want to kill innocent passangers do you?
Ryder: You tell me. [shoots one]
Walter Garber: Will somebody just do something.
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