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The Original: The Taking of Pelham 123

posted by Nell Minow

The 1974 version of “The Taking of Pelham 123″ is one of my favorite thrillers, with a brilliant cast that includes Robert Shaw, Walter Matthau, and Jerry Stiller and a terrific score by David Shire. I’m hoping that this week’s release of the remake with John Travolta and Denzel Washington will be as good. Here’s a reminder of the original.

  • Toby Clark

    I haven’t seen the original, but there was a made-for-TV remake not that long ago that was pretty good. It had Edward James Olmos as the detective and Vince D’Inofrio as Mr. Blue.

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

    Wow, Toby, I didn’t know that! I’d love to see it. I’m a huge fan of both actors. The original had a great feel for the city; I hope this one does, too.

  • wynelle gilbert

    I never saw the original but today I saw Denzel give a masterful performance and Travolta, too. Usually I hate shootem ups and car crashes and explosions but nothing is playing lately for adults so I took a chance and went for this one. Not sorry either.It was a good pic. I enjoyed it.

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

    Thanks, Wynelle! I’m so glad you enjoyed it and let us know what you thought!

  • Karen

    Why was Denzel old and fat?

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

    Because he was in character.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment frank

    the orginal was a lot better than the remake .

    • Nell Minow

      As usual, Frank! I loved the original.

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