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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
At 92Y Tribeca


Subway Series
First Stop: The Taking of Pelham 123″
March 16, 7pm
92Y Tribeca

There’s never a dull moment for Transit Bureau detective Walter Matthau, who starts his day with a tour group of Japanese engineers and ends it with a car chase that sends him careening towards City Hall. Matthau meets his match in glassy-eyed heist-master Robert Shaw, who enlists a cast of psychopaths, bureaucrats and stoners to hijack a downtown-bound 6 train. Pelham’s creepily accurate portrayal of straphanger nonchalance, pressroom panic and the New York’s gritty heyday leaves the audience oscillating between moments of dry wit and seat-gripping suspense. Featuring Jerry Stiller as Matthau’s wise-cracking lieutenant and Lee Wallace as a familiar caricature of the recently-departed Mayor Koch.
“The Taking of Pelham 123,” $13. Screening of the iconic 1974 heist film, introduced the film’s sound recordist, Chris Newman, two-time Academy Award winning sound man! Stick around after the screening for a chance to win subway swag, including an unlimited weekly MetroCard, passes to the Transit Museum, and more!

This is the first screening of our two month long film festival Subway Series. For more more information on other screenings above, or below ground, click here.

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