The Taking Of Pelham 123 -
Denzel Washington————-Walter Garber
Luis Guzman———————Phil Ramos
Directed by Tony Scott.
Screenplay by Brian Helgeland.
Based on the Novel by John Godey.
My favourite director for many years was Tony Scott and he delivers once again with this movie. Ryder (John Travolta) takes over a train and demands payment for hostages to the tune of $10,000,000. Travolta encounters Garber (Denzel Washington) who has been demoted on the suspicion of taking bribes. Now these two tours de forces go toe to toe in a heart pounding action movie. James Gandolfini stands out as the mayor. Denzel Washington is amazing as Garber he brings heart to a movie in a subtle but believable way. He is thrust into the middle of this hostage negotiation and is forced to reveal personal information to save lives. Tony Scott only directed one more movie after this (Unstoppable) and I for one will miss him. RIP Tony.
Production Budget: $100,000,000
CC Rating: 9 out of 10
Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay.
If you liked this try: Broken Arrow, Unstoppable, The Score.