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THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE

4:45*

Saturday, July 8

Directed by Joseph Sargent

*Introduced by Bruce Goldstein

(1974) “This city hasn’t got a million dollars!” kvetches a flu-plagued Koch-lookalike mayor to hovering spin doctor Tony Roberts when he gets that ransom ultimatum: cough up the dough in an hour or 17 passengers on the downtown 6 train get wasted. Wisecracks and bullets fly as quick-witted Transit Authority cop Walter Matthau negotiates with Robert Shaw’s all-business “Mr. Blue.” 35mm. Approx. 104 min. 

Reviews

“Walter Matthau is gruff, shaggy and sardonic as a Transit Authority lieutenant; Robert Shaw is clipped and cruel, and the supporting performances are allowed to grow and take on personality. These aren’t machine-made genre characters, but individuals (and, more specifically, New Yorkers with gallows humor, paranoia, warmth and resiliency).”
– Roger Ebert

“Superior exercise in urban paranoia.”
– Dave Kehr

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THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE

Saturday, July 8, Sunday, July 16 & Friday, July 21