Late one night, two young toughs hold hostage the passengers in one car of a New York subway train.

Director:

Larry Peerce

Writers:

Nicholas E. Baehr (story by), Nicholas E. Baehr (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Musante ... Joe Ferrone
Martin Sheen ... Artie Connors
Beau Bridges ... Pfc. Felix Teflinger
Brock Peters ... Arnold Robinson
Ruby Dee ... Joan Robinson
Jack Gilford ... Sam Beckerman
Thelma Ritter ... Bertha Beckerman
Ed McMahon ... Bill Wilks
Diana Van der Vlis ... Helen Wilks
Mike Kellin ... Harry Purvis
Jan Sterling ... Muriel Purvis
Gary Merrill ... Douglas McCann
Robert Fields Robert Fields ... Kenneth Otis
Robert Bannard ... Pfc. Phillip Carmatti
Victor Arnold ... Tony Goya
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Storyline

Stark melodrama about two thrill seeking tough guys who terrorize late-night passengers on a New York City train. The random victims are more concerned with their own problems than helping each other and pray that they won't be next. But it's going to take a lot more than prayer to end this nightmare of fear and violence. Film debut of both Martin Sheen and Tony Musante as the hoodlums. Written by alfiehitchie

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As Shocking As Anything Let Loose On The Screen! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Trivia

By the patches on their uniform's left shoulders, Felix and Phillip are members of the U.S. Army's First Army. At the time of this film, the First Army's mission was that of a training command for active and reserve units. See more »

Goofs

When Bill and Helen Wilks, with their daughter, arrive at the train platform, there are a lot of signs behind them. Then, in a long shot, just before the train pulls in, what is behind them is completely different - just a blank wall with windows on top. See more »

Quotes

Pfc. Felix Teflinger: Where were you buddy?
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Connections

Remake of Ride with Terror (1963) See more »

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Very Effective, Moving Movie..
23 February 2004 | by glicklyrichSee all my reviews

As I watched this movie this evening, it affected me like a good movie should. In this one, Martin Sheen and Tony Musante are 2 hoodlums who board a subway car and proceed to terrorize/harass the various occupants riding this car. Psychologically, it accomplishes what the director sets out to: Provoke/Stir up Emotions in the viewer. In particular, the atrocities committed against the gay man and Black couple are disturbing, especially given the era in which this film was produced. I was driven to anger watching the responses of the characters. Beau Bridges, Martin Sheen, and Donna Mills are interesting to watch in this film. The ending is something to see, and the very ending provokes some questions to the summation of this film. Recommended to see.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1968 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Incident See more »

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Budget:

$1,050,000 (estimated)
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Moned Associated See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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