The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Synopsis

A group of armed men hijack a New York subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers' release.

EJO's Role

Edward James Olmos plays Detective Anthony Piscotti.

The Numbers

"The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" was originally aired on February 1, 1998.

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Trivia
  • "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" also featured actress Lorraine Bracco who starred with Edward James Olmos in Talent for the Game and was his. second wife.
  • The film also starred Richard Schiff, whom Mr. Olmos would work with a few years later on "The West Wing".
  • The director Felix Enriquez Alcala went on to direct Edward James Olmos in two "Battlestar Galactica" episodes.

Awards
  • 1999 ALMA Awards: Edward James Olmos won for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Made-for-Television Movie or Mini-Series in a Crossover Role. Lisa Vidal was also nominated for Outstanding Actress in Made-for Television Movie or Mini-Series.

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