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February 13, 2009

Taking Pelhams

The trailer for The Taking of Pelham 123 (remake of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, it was cool to spell out numbers in the seventies) came out today.

Take a look, if only to see this:

The trains in both movies are downtown 6 trains called Pelham 123 because they started in Pelham Bay at 1:23. That's how the MTA refers to them internally, anyway. Subways don't tell you where they came from and at what time on the side, they tell you where they're going. Why the movie and the trailer think it's important to go out of their way to get the words "Pelham 123" some screen time is beyond me.

Posted by Will at February 13, 2009 4:06 PM


Because saying "one, two, three" is AWESOME. Look at Feist.

Posted by: Sumana Harihareswara at February 13, 2009 5:06 PM

Poor Walter Matthau, down there in his grave, sighing and rolling his eyes.

Posted by: diana at February 14, 2009 4:30 PM