GenreCrime, Drama, Thriller ScreenplayPeter Stone Duration LanguageEnglish
Release date1 February 1998 (US) Based onThe Taking of Pelham One Two Three
by John Godey WriterJohn Godey (novel), Peter Stone (earlier screenplay), April Smith (teleplay) CastEdward James Olmos (Det. Anthony Piscotti), Vincent D'Onofrio (Mr. Blue), Donnie Wahlberg (Mr. Grey), Richard Schiff (Mr. Green), Lisa Vidal (Babs Cardoza), Tara Rosling (Mr. Brown) Similar moviesSalt, Birdman, Brooklyn's Finest, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three is a 1998 American/Canadian television movie directed by Félix Enríquez Alcalá and starring Edward James Olmos. It is a television adaptation of the novel of the same name by Morton Freedgood (writing under the pseudonym John Godey), and is a remake of the original 1974 film adaptation. It was followed by another film remake in 2009.
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Edward James Olmos plays Detective Anthony Piscotti, a New York City police officer. He is trying to crack the taking of a subway train where the antagonists are holding the passengers for ransom.
Edward James Olmos as Detective Anthony Piscotti
Vincent D'Onofrio as Mr. Blue
Richard Schiff as Mr. Green
Donnie Wahlberg as Mr. Grey
Lisa Vidal as Babs Cardoza
Kenneth Welsh as Caz Hollowitz
Lorraine Bracco as Det. Ray
Tara Rosling as Mr. Brown
Ben Cook as Older boy on subway
Bobby Boriello as Younger boy on subway
Bobby O'Neill as Homeboy on subway (as Black Katt)
Ingrid Veninger as Graduate student on subway
Alisa Wiegers as Office worker ["Shaky"]
Peter Boretski as Old man on subway
Stuart Clow as Jogger
Michael A. Miranda as Denny Alcala
Sandi Ross as Mrs. Jenkins
Louis Del Grande as Frank Stonehouse
Gary Reineke as Deputy Mayor
Richard Fitzpatrick as Borough commander
Roy Lewis as Officer Artis Washington
Philip Akin as ESU lieutenant
Judah Katz as TV reporter
Catherine Blythe as Video camerawoman
The film is a remake, with Edward James Olmos in the Walter Matthau role and Vincent D'Onofrio replacing Robert Shaw as the senior hijacker. Although not particularly well received by critics or viewers, this version was reportedly more faithful to the book, specifically in the rigging of the hijacked train for the getaway.
The film was shot in Toronto's TTC subway system, mainly using the system's station platform Bay (TTC), St. Andrew (TTC) station and Museum (TTC) station, and two of a class of older cars being retired by the TTC. The two cars were shipped by road to the scrapyard the day after filming ended, still disguised as New York cars.
The Toronto subway cars used for filming cannot operate singly, so a two-car set was used. A phony cab was built on the other end of H-1 car 5482 to simulate single car operation. The single car supposedly detached from the front of the train can be seen on several occasions to be part of a train of at least two cars. The most obvious cases are when rounding curves: once when first moving forward after being detached, and later when Anthony has just figured out the hijackers' plan.
Differences from the novel
Since the film was produced much later than the original, there are also additions to the film that did not exist in the original. For example, one of the characters sets up an IBM ThinkPad laptop computer, connected wirelessly to a motion detector that he places on the track. Later in the film another character views the screen to see an approaching person, whom he confronts in the tunnel. The ransom demand in the remake was $5 million as opposed to $1 million in the original film and the novel.
In 2012, TGG Direct released the film on DVD in full frame in a 2 pack that also included Runaway Train.