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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Joseph Sargent, 1974

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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
John Godey, 1973

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three is a movie directed by Joseph Sargent in 1974 and based on the book of the same name by John Godey, first published in 1973. The movie features Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo, Tony Roberts, James Broderick, and others.

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Movie Poster: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (Joseph Sargent, 1974)

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Book Cover: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (John Godey, 1973)

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Storyline

In New York City, four men wearing similar disguises and carrying concealed weapons board the same downtown 6 train, Pelham 1-2-3, at different stations. Using codenames Mr. Blue, Mr. Green, Mr. Grey, and Mr. Brown, they take 18 people, including the conductor and an undercover police officer, hostage in the first car.

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Poster of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, the 1974 movie by Joseph Sargent

Year

1974

Minutes

104

Movie Rate

7.70

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Movie

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Country: USA

Year: 1974

Length: 1h44m

Cover of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, the 1973 book by John Godey

Year

1973

Pages

328

Book Rate

7.54

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Book

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Country: USA

First published in: 1973

Length: 328 pages

Genre: Fiction

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