Exciting thriller about a trainful of New York City passengers taken hostage by hijackers demanding a million dollars.
Part two of the draft board adventure as Arlo (Guthrie) is sent to Group W, where M. Emmet Walsh is the officer in charge, from Arthur Penn's Alice's Restaurant, 1969.
Senior pathologist Pearson (Fredric March, George Segal his aide) wowing the new nurses, his rival-in-waiting Coleman (Ben Gazzara) and nurse Cathy (Ina Balin) meeting outside, early in The Young Doctors, 1961.
Bank robber Sonny (Al Pacino), now holding hostages, rallies the Brooklyn crowd, citing the infamous 1971 prison riot, after an obscene in-person confrontation with cop Moretti (Charles Durning), a famous scene from Sidney Lumet's Dog Day Afternoon, 1975.
Warren the deputy mayor (Tony Roberts) takes charge as Al the mayor (Lee Wallace) and his wife (Doris Roberts) consider whether to pay ransom in Joseph Sargent's The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, 1974.
Pete Seeger is visiting hospitalized Woody Guthrie (played by Joseph Noble) this time, performing Pastures of Plenty and The Car Song, when son Arlo drops by, in Arthur Penn's Alice's Restaurant, 1969.
Following credits establishing Brooklyn, NY, August 22, 1972, Sonny (Al Pacino), Sal (John Cazale) and hesitant Stevie (Gary Springer) begin their bank job, in Sidney Lumet's fact-based Dog Day Afternoon, 1975.
Jaded New York transit cop Garber (Walter Matthau) loses face with Japanese guests, hijacker Blue (Robert Shaw) contacts trainmaster Frank (Kenneth McMillan) and Patrone (Jerry Stiller) doubts, in Joseph Sargent's The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, 1974.
Arlo (Guthrie), back in New York on a gig, meets teenage groupie Reenie (Shelley Plimpton) who takes him home, but he doesn't want to catch her cold, in a touching scene from Arthur Penn's Alice's Restaurant, 1969.
Transit cop Zach Garber (Walter Matthau) introduces Lt. Patrone (Jerry Stiller) as he shows Tokyo subway officials the inner-workings of the New York system in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, 1974.
A bundled Joni Mitchell performs Songs to Aging Children at the snowy funeral for Shelly, with Alice (Pat Quinn), Ray (James Broderick) and friends attending in Arthur Penn's Alice's Restaurant, 1969.
Mr. Blue (Robert Shaw), Green (Martin Balsam), Grey (Hector Elizondo) and Brown (Earl Hindman) take the train in the dramatic opening of director Joseph Sargent's The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, 1974.
On the blistering afternoon of August 22, 1972, two optimistic losers attempt to rob a Brooklyn bank -- the frantic master-mind Sonny (Academy Award-winner Al Pacino, "Scent of a Woman," "Carlito's Way"), and his slow-witted buddy Sal (John Cazale, "The Godfather," "The Deer Hunter"). But then the cops arrive. The crowds arrive. The TV cameras arrive. Even the pizza man arrives. As their heist turns into a circus, Sonny and Sal's notoriety grows, and their chances for survival shrink. Pacino teams with his "Serpico" director Sidney Lumet ("The Verdict," "Prince of the City") for a jolting comedy-drama that earned six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and a win for Frank Pierson's streetwise screenplay based on a real-life incident. Recently selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 greatest American films of all time. "Funny...vivid...Lumet's most accurate, most flamboyant New York movie," raves The New York Times of this box-office hit.
True story about a bank robbery gone haywire one hot August day when two optimistic losers, the frantic master-mind Sonny, and his slow-witted buddy Sal, attempt to rob a Brooklyn bank.
On one blistering afternoon in August, two optimistic losers attempt to rob a bank. But then the cops arrive, the crowds arrive, and the TV cameras arrive. As their heist turns into a circus, the robbers realize their chances for survival shrink.
Walter Matthau stars as a New York transit cop who must keep four ruthless terrorists who've hijacked a Bronx subway car from killing hostages (a pimp, a pregnant Puerto Rican woman, a hippie, a prostitute, a WASP, a wino, and a gay man) one by one if their $1,000,000 ransom demand is not met within an hour.
The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three. Walter Matthau stars as a New York transit cop who must keep gunmen, who have hijacked a subway car, from killing hostages if their $1,000,000 ransom demand is not met within an hour.
Walter Matthau stars as a New York transit cop who must keep gunmen who've hijacked a subway car from killing hostages if their $1,000,000 ransom demand is not met within an hour.
Based on the novel by Mary McCarthy, The Group was one of the slickest, and most highly publicized, cinematic soap operas of the 1960s. Filmed largely in New York, the story charts the exploits of eight young women, all of whom graduate from an exclusive Vassar-ish college in the middle of the Depression. Among the talented young actresses making their screen debuts herein are Candice Bergen as Lakey, the group's resident Lesbian; Joan Hackett as Dottie, a repressed socialite who takes up with bohemian artist Dick Brown (Richard Mulligan); Joanna Pettet as Kay, who marries philandering playwright Harald Peterson (Larry Hagman); and Kathleen Widdoes as Helena, the wealthiest of the girls who insists upon proving her value in the workplace. The other girls are Pokey (Marin-Robin Redd), who seems happiest when pregnant; Jessica Walter as Libby, the group's viper-tongued gossip and the darling of the Manhattan literary set (some have suggested that McCarthy based this character on herself); Elizabeth Hartman as Priss, the requisite heart-on-sleeve liberal; and Shirley Knight as Polly, whose bumpy love life culminates in a very colorful engagement party. Hal Holbrook, likewise making his first screen appearance, plays Gus LeRoy. Sumptuously produced, The Group is a bit empty dramatically, though the sheer volume of continuing characters manages to sustain audience interest. (Incidentally, here's a note for "blooper" spotters: wasn't the Pan Am building constructed in the 1950s? )
For thirty years, a colony has barely survived on a sparse planet baked by two suns only because of their megalomaniac leader William Benteen, who treats them like children. A conflict arises when a rescue ship arrives and offers them a new life back on E
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