The controls were on the left side of the train. It looks like they dressed up some other car capable of single car operations to look like an R142.
AznSumtinSumtin wrote:The controls were on the left side of the train. It looks like they dressed up some other car capable of single car operations to look like an R142.Actually, that's exactly what they did. Someone on one of these boards had the pictures of the mock up.
zablocki22 wrote: Then the hijackers are looking for the Roosevelt tunnel??? Shows an old subway car and an elevator shaft into the Waldorf Astoria hotel.It looked like an old station that had "Roosevelt" on the columns. Was that a movie set or was it the abandoned Roosevelt Avenue Terminal Station?
zablocki22 wrote: The movie was OK from an entertainment standpoint.I agree
zablocki22 wrote: If I got a dollar for every time Travolta said the 'F' word, I had have pretty full pockets right now.Again, I agree. I don't know WHY there has to be THAT MUCH "F.&!" said in that film. Granted you needed a few of them to make it real, but I NEVER heard ANYONE (who was not mentally ill) use the "F" word THAT MANY TIMES!!! It actually made it sound VERY FAKE...
zablocki22 wrote: I liked the original.So did I
Kamen Rider wrote: I don't see the point of giving it a hard time over how accurate is is or isn't. Mr. Scott simply worked with what he had avaible...If he had indeed worked with what he had, the movie would not have sacrificed realism and still would have been entertaining. The NYCTA opened up the whole system to him for photography! Think that will happen again?
3rdrail wrote:But for me, nothing could ever be as good as "The Incident" (which was probably the inspiration behind the "Pelhams"). A big both thumbs up for "The Incident" ! See it if you can. It's an oldie but is available now on DVD.The Incident is more notable now because it's one of the few films the late Ed McMahon did after he got the gig as Carson's sidekick. Also in the film are Ruby Dee, a young Beau Bridges (who along with his brother Jeff have had very successful careers) and a young Donna Mills (best known for Knots Landing in the 1980's and early '90s). It's also notable because in order to get the subway scenes, they had to film the train traveling undercover because the NYCTA (remember, it wasn't MTA until 1968) would not let them film in the system as I recall. The film is also notable because they actually used the last remants of the 3rd Avenue El (then the 8 train) in the Bronx for the 4 line.