It's a great heist flick, where Robert Shaw and fellow hoods stage a robbery in the New York City subway while transit cop Walter Matthau tries to stop them. (It's also the film that inspired Quentin Tarantino to color-code the crooks in Reservoir Dogs.) The film's been remade twice, once in the Nineties for television and right now for an upcoming feature starring Denzel Washington, but the original has something neither of the others has: David Shire's pumping, thumping, insane score.
Watch the main titles and get a taste of that pumping, thumping insanity. Fat '70s action brass! (Yes, that's the technical term.)
Film starts once it's dark enough to be projected. Donations for D.K. Holm's living expenses will be accepted. Pelham's the second Holm-chosen film to be shown in this film fest.