Four armed men hijack a New York City subway train and demand 1 million dollars – which must be delivered in 1 hour – for the train and the lives of the passengers held hostage. Lt. Zachary Garber of the New York City Transit Police must contend with City Hall red tape, the unrelenting demands of the hijackers, and the ever-ticking clock in his efforts to save the passengers and bring the hijackers to justice. —IMDb
Joseph Sargent (born July 22, 1925) is an American film director. He has directed many television movies, but his best known feature film works are probably White Lightning, MacArthur, Nightmares and Jaws: The Revenge, with his most popular film being The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. He has won four Emmy Awards. He is the father of anime dubbing voice actress Lia Sargent.
Life and career
Sargent was born Giuseppe Danielle Sorgente in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of Maria (née Noviello) and Domenico Sorgente. Sargent began his career as an actor, appearing in numerous films and TV programmes. He switched to directing in the mid-1950s, with directing credits including episodes of the television series Lassie, The Invaders, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and Star Trek.
In 1953, his big major film appearance was a uncredited role as a soldier in “From Here to Eternity”, which won eight Academy Awards including Best Picture.
In 1967, he had a uncredited cameo… read more
One of the great American movies -- the one that dares to use NYC geography correctly.
Defining a genre and a time in movies, Pelham 123 is a comical but dangerous thriller that perfectly, in my mind, encapsulates the mood of New York circa 1973. Everyone from Walter Matthau to Jerry… read review