The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 parents guide

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

Overall D+

What began as an ordinary day at work for Walter Garbe (Denzel Washington), a New York City subway dispatcher, turns into a nightmare when an armed madman (John Travolta) and his gang hijack the Pelham 1 2 3 train and holds its passengers hostage.

Release date June 12, 2009

Violence D
Sexual Content B
Profanity D
Substance Use A

Why is The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 rated R? The MPAA rated The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 R for violence and pervasive language.

Run Time: 106 minutes

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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 rated R? The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 is rated R by the MPAA for violence and pervasive language.

This action thriller features armed men who board a NYC subway train and take hostages, whom they hold for ransom. Constant peril and gun threats are followed by four graphic, on-screen shootings (blood and explicit detail are seen). Language includes approximately 60 sexual expletives and frequent use of various other profanities and scatological terms. The script also includes a few ethno-cultural slurs. Sexual content is limited to a brief image of a woman in a bra.

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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence, Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Violence, Coarse Language
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Violence
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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News About "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3"

Cast and Crew

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 is directed by and stars Denzel Washington, John Travolta .

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 movie is November 3, 2009. Here are some details…

Release Date: 3 November 2009

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 releases on Blu-ray and DVD with the following bonus materials:

- Commentary featuring Director Tony Scott, Writer Brian Helgeland, and Producer Todd Black

- Featurettes: No Time to Lose: The Making of Pelham 1 2 3, The Third Rail   The NYC Subway System, Marketing Pelham and From the Top Down: Stylizing Character.

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 on Blu-ray also includes a digital copy of the film and is BD-Live enabled.

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Instead of the hero, actor Denzel Washington plays the part of the gun-toting hostage-taker in the movie John Q. John Travolta plays a more sympathetic bad guy in Mad City.

This movie is a remake of the 1974 Walter Matthau film also called The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. The script is based on a book by John Godey (the pen name of Morton Freedgood).