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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Movie Commentary by Scott Ventura


Scott's Rating:
4 / 5
Times Seen:
Viewing Dates on Record:
January 2003, January 2003
IMDB Name:
Taking of Pelham One Two Three, The (1974)
Joseph Sargent
comedy, crime, suspense
MPAA Rating:


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A Model Caper

I definitely enjoy caper movies. I remember watching Die Hard for the first time. I reveled in the heist details of Thomas Crown Affair (1968) and Thomas Crown Affair (1999). Now I've seen The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, which is excellent for entirely different reasons. Pelham's caper is reasonably good, but the characters are exquisite. These are stereotypical New Yorkers overflowing with their city's trademark belligerence. The criminals are led by a British military man, lending the classic

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