Birmingham Stage Company


23 March 2008

Every so often (it's now happened twice to me) you turn on the TV and 'discover' a great movie you never knew existed. A fortnight ago I turned on the box on the Sunday afternoon and started watching The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, with Walter Matthau. My expectations were not high. But my jaw dropped. Rarely have I seen such crackling dialogue and such marvellous acting. If you see it come up again in the schedules, don't miss it!

(The first time this happened to me was Midnight Run - a movie that started at about 1am, so the schedulers weren't exactly its biggest fans - which turned out to be one of the best movies I've ever seen, with one of the greatest moments in comedy history I later found out. Another one for the list)

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