Denzel Washington and John Travolta star in this updated version of the 1974 crime thriller, directed by Tony Scott. Four thugs led by Ryder (Travolta) hijack a New York City subway train, take hostages and demand $10 million be paid in one hour. Caught up in this crisis is Metropolitan Transportation Authority dispatcher Walter Garber (Washington). The heart of the movie is the cat-and-mouse game between Garber and Ryder. John Turturro plays a hostage negotiator, and James Gandolfini portrays the mayor.