Taking of Pelham 1,2,3

On Wednesday May 1st at 7:30pm, a 35mm print of The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3 . This film is part of Polyester Pulp: The 70's Crime Series.

The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3 (1974) In New York City, four men, headed by “Mr, Blue” (Robert Shaw) , hijack a subway train filled with passengers.  They demand a $1 million ransom within exactly one hour. If their demands are not met, they will begin killing the hostages, one every minute that the money is late.  Now it’s up to Lt. Garber (Walter Matthau) of the transit police to deal with the criminals and try to keep the hostages alive.  But his situation becomes all the more tense as he’s forced to contend with city hall red-tape, unrelenting demands by the hijackers, and an ever-ticking clock.  This is an extremely suspenseful crime thriller, directed by Joseph Sargent.



Thursday, May 2