A gang of armed professionals hijack a New York subway train somewhere outside the Pelham station and threaten to kill one hostage per minute unless their demands are met. Forced to stall until the ransom is delivered or a rescue is made, transit chief Lt. Garber (Walter Matthau) must shrewdly outmaneuver one of the craftiest and cruelest villains (Robert Shaw) in a battle of wits that will either end heroically or tragically. Featuring masterful direction by Joseph Sargent.

  • Nov 14, 1974
  • Suspense