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2000s, Action, Drama - Gangland

The Taking of Pelham 123

Released 2009 Rating 15 in UK
Director Tony Scott Writer/s Brian Helgeland
Starring Denzel Washington, John Travolta, James Gandolfini, John Turturro,
Source of story Originally a novel by John Godey then a film in 1974
Elevator Pitch A group of criminals take control of a single metro car containing a number of passengers and issue a demand for $10,000,000 to be delivered in one hour. They talk to a metro employee with history and on any failure of the authoritie to fulfil their requirements they shoot someone.
Content Quite a numbers of shootings and a lot of discussion between the gang leader and the spokesman for the metro. Some car chases and one spectacular crash. Lots of tension.
A View The critics did not like this much and compared it unfavourably with the original. But it was not bad, and worth the nothing or very little money you would be required to pay to view it. Maybe the end was a bit flat, after the lead up to it.

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