For those of you who have cable television here in the U.S.A., Thursday may be your opportunity to watch and/or record Vincent D'Onofrio's version of "The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3!" According to TV Guide On-Line, it airs at 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (6 p.m. Eastern) on a channel called "THIS," which is Channel 246 on Chicago's Comcast Cable.
If these photos aren't ENOUGH to convince you to tune in, I can tell you, as someone who has seen it in Pal/UK format, HE IS COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY DELICIOUS in this one! This is a made-for-TV version of the film, produced in 1998 (ahhhhhh ... Vincent 10 years ago ... ohhhhhhhhhh ...)!
This is a remake of the 1970's original version starring Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw. THIS version stars Edward James Olmos and Lorraine Bracco (of "The Sopranos"), alongside D'Onofrio, along with Donnie Wahlberg. The cast is superb, and the tension, from beginning to end, will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout. If you are a fan of the original, you will notice some changes, most specifically, the "change" of one of the hijackers from a male character to a female character. Seriously ... NOT to be missed! Thanks to the Velocity of Vincent for at least two of the four photos!