The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) Poster


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Remade as 

Tezz (2012)

Edited into 

Superman III (1983)
The shot of the subway train entering a tunnel during the shutdown scene is actually stock footage from 1974 The Taking of Pelham One Two Three.


Sesame Street (1969) (TV Series)
Lt. Garber mentions TV show by name.

Referenced in 

Hustling (1975) (TV Movie)
Title seen on movie theater marque.
The Tony Randall Show: The Taking of Reubner 1-2-3 (1977) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Remington Steele: Dancer, Prancer, Donner and Steele (1985) (TV Episode)
The escape plot in this movie help Laura and Steele determine how their kidnappers plan to escape.
BraveStarr: The Taking of Thistledown 123 (1987) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Midnight Run (1988)
Batman (1989)
Lee Wallace's role is simaliar to his role in Daniel and Taking of Pelham One Two Three.
Wedlock (1991)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
The robbers are identified by colors, also the "let's do it by the books" quote.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mitchell (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: Loved you in Taking of Pelham One Two Three.
Dream On: The Taking of Pablum 1-2-3: Part I (1994) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Dream On: The Taking of Pablum 1-2-3: Part II (1994) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Beastie Boys: Sure Shot (1994) (Video)
"This is the Taking of Pelham One Two Three"
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Christopher McQuarrie mentions that the main villain of this film inspired this film's antagonist.
Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000) (Video)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article ("Pelham").
Beastie Boys: Video Anthology (2000) (Video)
the title is referenced in "Sure Shot"
New York at the Movies (2002) (TV Movie)
My Family: Sixty Feet Under (2003) (TV Episode)
Ben believes this movie Nick is talking about
Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! (2006)
"Well, it's the Taking of Pelham One Two Three" (lyrics)
Knight Rider: Knight of the Zodiac (2008) (TV Episode)
mentioned by KITT as the real source of using colors as aliases
The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
Tributes to first movie: Character "Zachary Garber" is changed to "Walter Garber" after Walter Matthau.Garber wears bright yellow shirt with multicolored tie, reversing original multicolored shirt with bright yellow tie. Ryder is the main villain's alias, in the original was real name. Garber had a business relationship with Japanese train men in original, now is illegal interaction.
James K. Polk Was @#?!ing Awesome (2009) (Short)
Delaney briefly alludes to the film and to star Walter Matthau
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.100 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,200 clue in the category "Hollywood Remakes"
Castle: Murder Most Fowl (2010) (TV Episode)
Castle name drops this classic film (in conjunction with Money Train, so probably referring to the original not the remake)
Bad Movie Beatdown: New Year Special: Money Train (2010) (TV Episode)
referenced in comparison to this film
The Cinema Snob: Goldengirl (2012) (TV Episode)
also directed by Joseph Sargent
Perception: Warrior (2013) (TV Episode)
Kate's dad says,"it's the original, not that god awful remake."
Castle: Kill Switch (2014) (TV Episode)
Castle mentions that the situation resembles that of the one depicted in the movie.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.25 (2016) (TV Episode)
referring to contestant Jerry Castro's being a retired New York transit policeman, Alex mentions that the film was about transit police


The Newlywed Game (1966) (TV Series)

Featured in 

The King of Queens: Acting Out (2006) (TV Episode)
Doug watches the film on TV.
TCM Guest Programmer: Frank Miller (2008) (TV Episode)
One of the films selected by the co-host
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Taking of Pelham 123/Imagine That/Moon (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen says the 2009 movie is a remake of this movie.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Hostage Movies (2013) (TV Episode)
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Hijacking Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three is #9.
Gerald Greenberg: Cutting on Action (2016) (Video)
Clips shown
David Shire: The Sound of the City (2016) (Video)
Clips shown
Hector Elizondo: 12 Minutes with Mr. Grey (2016) (Video)
Clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Running Out of Time Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three is #9.

Spoofed in 

Bob's Burgers: The Taking of Funtime One Two Three (2018) (TV Episode)
Title spoof

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