The Transit Authority (TA) of New York at first refused to allow the film to be shot on the actual New York subway. They feared it might actually give someone the idea to commit such a crime (it didn't, but their position was shown to be reasonable when a later film, (1995), apparently did). Associate producer was equally adamant that no other city's subway could be credibly used. The TA finally did cooperate after Mayor intervened, but it required United Artists to buy anti-hijacking insurance at a cost of $75,000, in addition to paying $275,000 for the use of the subway.
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The film's closing credits have a disclaimer that states that the New York Transit Authority neither gave advice nor information for any use in the movie. It reads: 'Although many of the scenes in this film were taken on transit property, the New York City Transit Authority is not responsible for the plot, story and characters portrayed. The Authority did not render technical advice and assistance'. In the novel, motorman Denny Doyle is one of the hostages and the one who gets gunned down by the hijackers later when they decide to execute one of them while the conductor, Bud Carmody, is released at the outset to lead the passengers in the other cars back to 28th Street Station. The film reverses this with Doyle being ordered to lead the other passengers back while Carmody is kept hostage and is the one executed.
This was done so that way, with the motorman released at the beginning before the train moves further along, Lieutenant Garber could correctly deduce that one of the hijackers had been a motorman previously.
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Title: The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009) 6.4 /10. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below. Buy Movie and TV Show DVDs. DPReview Digital. Xrm sdk. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three was released on October 2, 1974. It grossed $16,550,000 at the box office and was filmed with a $5,000,000 budget.