The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3

9:15pm Saturday, October 20 on C4

(2009) Network premiere of the late Tony Scott’s remake of the 1974 thriller, starring John Travolta and Denzel Washington. It’s a day that the passengers on a New York subway train are unlikely to forget. And it’s one that could rescue the professional life of subway employee Walter Garber (Washington), whose glittering career has been derailed by allegations of corruption. Garber is languishing on duty as a train dispatcher when all hell breaks loose after one of the Lexington Avenue line trains is hijacked by a gang led by the supremely self-assured, calmly ruthless Ryder (Travolta). Ryder issues a demand for $10m and makes it clear that he won’t hesitate to kill anyone who gets in his way.

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