2009 Summer Movies Preview
#10 The Taking of Pelham 123 (June 12)
Take a '70s heist movie and hire two of Hollywood's notable actors, Denzel Washington and John Travolta, and you'll get "The Taking of Pelham 123", a race-against-time thriller that will glue you to your seat. A remake of the original 1974 film, "Pelham 123" centers on a subway train's hijacking. What begins as an ordinary day for New York City subway dispatcher Zachary Garber, turns into chaos when criminal mastermind Ryder and his highly-armed gang take over a subway train and threaten to execute passengers if they do not get a large ransom within one hour. Under pressure to save the hostages, Garber is forced to use his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit Ryder.