Picture from 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.

Violence D
Sexual Content B
Profanity D
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: R for violence and pervasive language.

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

The most recent home video release of this 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).