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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Released 1974
Distributor United Artists

There was a remake of Joe Sargent and Peter Stone’s quintessential New York subway heist movie, but it was hard-pressed to match the economy, ambience and wit of the original. Every role, down to the smallest bit, is perfectly cast.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PexDTaWZkpk

About Josh Olson

Josh Olson  was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood.  Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, Infested, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A History of Violence and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry, but that’s okay.  He co-wrote the teleplay for the Masters of Science Fiction episode, The Discarded, with Harlan Ellison, and is currently writing a sophisticated thriller, Tabloid, for Mick Jagger.