October 2 1974 

THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE opens. Screenplay by Peter Stone, from the novel by John Godey.Directed by Joseph Sargent. Robert Shaw as leader of four man gang hijacks titular NYC subway train demanding million $ ransom. Walter Matthau's drolly gruff transit cop is key negotiator. Gritty, very 70s NY thriller. Big BO hit. With Martin Balsam and Hector Elizondo.