The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (1974 version)

I haven't seen the current version but this one is quite a time piece from the NY City slang to a great ensemble cast of actors.

Best line (for Arrse members): Walter Mathau-in real Brooklyn slang--talking about one of the hijackers;

'...he has a heavy English accent, he could be a fruitcake'.
This is an awesome film, atmospheric impeccably acted superbly cast and namechecked (or ripped off depends which side of the coin you flip) by many. Not sure of the remake, have been disappointed too much of late to want to see another favourite trashed.
Great heist movie. Chucks in a fair bit of satire of NYC in the early 70s.
Deputy Mayor Warren LaSalle: All right, Al. You've heard from the Three Wise Men. Now what do you say?
Mayor: What are THEY going to say, Warren?
Deputy Mayor Warren LaSalle: "They" who?
Mayor: Who? Everybody - the press, the man on the street.
Mayor's wife: He means the voters.
Deputy Mayor Warren LaSalle: You know what they're going to say. The Times is going to support you. The News is going to knock you. The Post will take both sides at the same time. The rich will support you, likewise the blacks, and the Puerto Ricans won't give a shit. So come on, Al, quit stalling!
Mayor: Will you stop bullying everybody, Warren? This is supposed to be a democracy!
Deputy Mayor Warren LaSalle: Wise up, for chrissake, we're trying to run a city, not a goddamn democracy! Al, quit farting around - we've got to pay!
Mayor: Jessie, Jessie, what do you say?
Mayor's wife: I know a million dollars sounds like a lot of money. But just think what you'll get in return.
Mayor: What?
Mayor's wife: Eighteen sure votes.
Mayor: All right, all right. Warren, Warren, arrange for the payoff!
Deputy Mayor Warren LaSalle: Hallelujah.

The remake will likely be shite, Travolta doesn't come up to Robert Shaw's ankles.

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