Just announced: Jason Bailey, author of FUN CITY CINEMA, will give a special introduction to THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE. Copies of his book will also be available for purchase at the break.
In New York City, a criminal gang led by the ruthless “Mr. Blue” (Robert Shaw) hijacks a subway car and threatens to start shooting one passenger per minute unless they receive a million dollars in cash from the city within an hour. On the other end of the line, crusty veteran transit policeman (Walter Matthau) has his hands full dealing with the mayor’s office and his hotheaded fellow cops, while also trying to deliver the ransom before the deadline expires.
Wednesdays at the Somerville, Crime Pays Double
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three is playing with Charley Varrick as part of our Hard Boiled Double Feature series running through Wednesday, June 15th.