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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.
Why Is The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Rated R?
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 is rated R for violence and pervasive language.
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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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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).
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Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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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.