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A New York City subway dispatcher draws on his extensive knowledge of the subway system in order to outsmart a dangerous criminal mastermind who's hijacked a subway train in this remake of the 1974 thriller inspired by [[Performer~P309858~John Godey~johngodey]]'s best-selling book. Walter Garber ([[Performer~P74843~Denzel Washington~denzelwashington]]) is drifting through his daily routine when he receives word that a heavily armed gang of four has hijacked a subway train and is holding all of the passengers hostage. Led by cunning master thief Ryder ([[Performer~P71670~John Travolta~johntravolta]]), the gunmen will begin executing everyone aboard should the authorities fail in delivering ten million dollars in the space of just one hour. With the tension in the tunnels rising, Walter races to save the hostages before the shootings start. But through it all, there's one part of Ryder's plan that Walter can't quite comprehend: even if the thieves do succeed in getting their money, how could they possibly get out of the tunnels undetected? ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:June 12, 2009


Denzel Washington
as Walter Garber
John Travolta
as Ryder
James Gandolfini
as Mayor
John Turturro
as Camonetti
Luis Guzman
as Phil Ramos
Michael Rispoli
as John Johnson
Gary Basaraba
as Jerry Pollard (Motorman
Alice Kremelberg
as George's Girlfriend
Anthony Annarumma
as 'Q' Train Motorman
Gbenga Akinnagbe
as Wallace
Aunjanue Ellis
as Therese (Garber's Wife)
Robert Vataj
as Emri
Ramon Rodríguez
as Delgado
Victor Cruz
as Maintainer Three
Lee Shepherd
as Dr. Weiss
Victor Gojcaj
as Bashkin
Saidah Arrika Ekulona
as Dispatcher One
Katherine Sigismund
as Mom
Tonye Patano
as Regina (Conductor)
Jason Butler Harner
as Mr. Thomas
Jake Siciliano
as 8-Year-Old Boy
Todd Susman
as Supervisor
John Benjamin Hickey
as Deputy Mayor LaSalle


Tony Scott
Tony Scott
Todd Black
Steve Tisch
Jason Blumenthal
Brian Helgeland
Tobias Schliessler
Harry Gregson-Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Chris Lebenzon
Chris Seagers
Production Designer
Ryan Kavanaugh
Executive Producer
Michael Costigan
Executive Producer
Barry H. Waldman
Executive Producer