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Uniform Title Taking of Pelham 123 (Motion picture : 2009)
Title The taking of Pelham 123 [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures present, in association with Relativity Media ; a Scott Free/Escape Artists production ; produced by Todd Black, Tony Scott, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch ; screenplay by Brian Helgeland ; directed by Tony Scott.

Imprint Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2009].


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Description 1 videodisc (ca. 106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
Based on the novel by John Godey.
Special features: commentaries with director, writer, and producer ; making of Pelham 123 featurette ; New York underground featurette ; stylizing character with Danny Moumdjian ; marketing Pelham.
Credits Music, Harry Gregson-Williams.
Cast Denzel Washington, John Travolta, John Turturro, Luis Guzman, Michael Rispoli, James Gandolfini.
Summary New York Metropolitan Transit Authority train dispatcher Walter Garber's day is turned upside down when he must face-off against Ryder, who has hijacked the passengers of subway train, Pelham 1-2-3. NYPD Hostage Negotiator Detective Camonetti initially takes charge of the situation, but quickly realizes that Ryder will only deal with Garber. Garber employs his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit Ryder and save the hostages.
Audience MPAA rating: R; violence and pervasive language.
System Details DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language English or dubbed French dialogue, English or French subtitles ; closed-captioned ; audio description for the visually impaired.
Subject New York City Transit Authority -- Drama.
New York (N.Y.). Police Dept. -- Drama.
Subways -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Hostage negotiations -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Criminal behavior -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Genre/Form Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Crime films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Added Author Black, Todd.
Scott, Tony, 1944-2012-
Blumenthal, Jason.
Tisch, Steve.
Helgeland, Brian.
Washington, Denzel, 1954-
Travolta, John, 1954-
Turturro, John, 1957-
Guzmán, Luis, 1957-
Rispoli, Michael.
Gandolfini, James.
Godey, John, 1912-2006. Taking of Pelham 1 2 3.
Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures.
Relativity Media.
Scott Free Productions.
Escape Artists (Firm)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Added Title Taking of Pelham one-two-three
ISBN 1435909046
Standard No. 043396253391
Music No. 25339 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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