History YMMV / TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree

28th Mar '16 1:42:28 PM maxwellsilver
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* HilariousInHindsight: The Mayor, in the original, very closely resembles real-life NYC mayor Ed Koch...who wouldn't take office until three years after the film was made!

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* HilariousInHindsight: The Mayor, in In the original, The Mayor very closely resembles real-life NYC mayor Ed Koch...who wouldn't take office until three years after the film was made!
30th Sep '15 8:18:35 PM m0rt1mer
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* NightmareFuel: [spoiler: Mr. Blue's suicide in the 1974 version. When he hears from Garber that New York does not execute criminals, he replies, "Pity," and deliberately touches the third rail; a buzzing noise is heard and Garber cringes as the camera pans from Blue's legs, up his torso, to his hands, which are stiffly jerking, to his face, which has taken on an expression of extreme pain, while all the while, white smoke issues from his body. The buzzing only stops when Blue finally crumples to the floor. The background music (yes there is background music) doesn't make things better.] Garber's reaction: "Christ."

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* NightmareFuel: [spoiler: [[spoiler: Mr. Blue's suicide in the 1974 version. When he hears from Garber that New York does not execute criminals, he replies, "Pity," and deliberately touches the third rail; a buzzing noise is heard and Garber cringes as the camera pans from Blue's legs, up his torso, to his hands, which are stiffly jerking, to his face, which has taken on an expression of extreme pain, while all the while, white smoke issues from his body. The buzzing only stops when Blue finally crumples to the floor. The background music (yes there is background music) doesn't make things better.] ]] Garber's reaction: "Christ."
30th Sep '15 8:12:47 PM m0rt1mer
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* NightmareFuel: [spoiler: Mr. Blue's suicide in the 1974 version. When he hears from Garber that New York does not execute criminals, he replies, "Pity," and deliberately touches the third rail; a buzzing noise is heard and Garber cringes as the camera pans from Blue's legs, up his torso, to his hands, which are stiffly jerking, to his face, which has taken on an expression of extreme pain, while all the while, white smoke issues from his body. The buzzing only stops when Blue finally crumples to the floor. The background music (yes there is background music) doesn't make things better.] Garber's reaction: "Christ."
26th Apr '15 9:14:25 PM QuantumReality
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* ValuesDissonance: Garber's ''very'' '70s attitude toward female cops. You'd never see a film's hero talking like this these days.

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* ValuesDissonance: Garber's ''very'' '70s attitude toward female cops. You'd never see a film's hero talking like this these days. Other characters also exhibit shockingly racist and sexist attitudes which would never be acceptable today; for example, Caz Dolowicz's ranting about newly qualified female workers.
23rd Jan '15 1:50:01 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In the 2009 remake, it is never established beyond a reasonable doubt that Garber ''wasn't'' involved. The entire movie could have been a XanatosGambit by Garber, as evidenced by him arriving home happy at the end - not mentally exhausted or breaking down from the stress. He could well have been TheManBehindTheCurtain, HidingInPlainSight, and taken advantage of the chance to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness remove loose ends]] for himself, or a larger organization he was working for.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In the 2009 remake, it is never established beyond a reasonable doubt that Garber ''wasn't'' involved. The entire movie could have been a XanatosGambit by Garber, as evidenced by him arriving home happy at the end - not mentally exhausted or breaking down from the stress. He could well have been TheManBehindTheCurtain, HidingInPlainSight, and had to resort to some XanatosSpeedChess, and then taken advantage of the chance to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness remove loose ends]] for himself, himself or a larger organization he was working for.
23rd Jan '15 1:46:55 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In the 2009 remake, it is never established beyond a reasonable doubt that Garber ''wasn't'' involved. The entire movie could have been a XanatosGambit by Garber, as evidenced by him arriving home happy at the end - not mentally exhausted or breaking down from the stress. He could well have been TheManBehindTheCurtain, and taken advantage of the chance to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness remove loose ends]] for himself, or a larger organization he was working for.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In the 2009 remake, it is never established beyond a reasonable doubt that Garber ''wasn't'' involved. The entire movie could have been a XanatosGambit by Garber, as evidenced by him arriving home happy at the end - not mentally exhausted or breaking down from the stress. He could well have been TheManBehindTheCurtain, HidingInPlainSight, and taken advantage of the chance to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness remove loose ends]] for himself, or a larger organization he was working for.
23rd Jan '15 1:46:02 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In the 2009 remake, it is never established beyond a reasonable doubt that Garber ''wasn't'' involved. The entire movie could have been a XanatosGambit by Garber, as evidenced by him arriving home happy at the end - not mentally exhausted or breaking down from the stress.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In the 2009 remake, it is never established beyond a reasonable doubt that Garber ''wasn't'' involved. The entire movie could have been a XanatosGambit by Garber, as evidenced by him arriving home happy at the end - not mentally exhausted or breaking down from the stress. He could well have been TheManBehindTheCurtain, and taken advantage of the chance to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness remove loose ends]] for himself, or a larger organization he was working for.
23rd Jan '15 1:43:31 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In the 2009 remake, it is never established beyond a reasonable doubt that Garber ''wasn't'' involved. The entire movie could have been a XanatosGambit by Garber, as evidenced by him arriving home happy at the end - not mentally exhausted or breaking down from the stress.
23rd Jan '15 12:23:52 AM pittsburghmuggle
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** One notable example is the man on the subway train, moments from death [[CasualDangerDialog telling his girlfriend via webcam he loved her]].
2nd Jul '14 10:04:46 AM Eegah
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* RetroactiveRecognition: [[ChicagoHope Hector Elizondo]] as Mr. Grey, although hardly recognizable without his trademark goatee, baldness and collectedness.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: [[ChicagoHope Hector Elizondo]] as Mr. Grey, although hardly recognizable without his trademark goatee, baldness and collectedness.collectedness.
* ValuesDissonance: Garber's ''very'' '70s attitude toward female cops. You'd never see a film's hero talking like this these days.
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