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.
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Critics Consensus: Breezy, thrilling, and quite funny, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three sees Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw pitted against each other in effortlessly high form.