With Walter Matthau, Jerry Stiller, Martin Balsam, Robert Shaw, Doris Roberts, Héctor Elizondo, Beatrice Winde, Earl Hindman, Dick O'Neill, James Broderick
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three is a 1974 American thriller film directed by Joseph Sargent, produced by Edgar J. Scherick, and starring Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam and Héctor Elizondo. Peter Stone adapted the screenplay, from the 1973 novel of the same name by Morton Freedgood about a group of criminals taking hostage for ransom the passengers of a busy New York City subway car. Musically, it features "one of the best and most inventive thriller scores of the 1970s".
It was remade in 1998 as a TV film and was again remade in 2009 as a film.