A Hell Of A Commute | Episode 64
Posted June 22, 2017
By happenstance or by hijacking, we tackle three films this week in which getting from A to B goes horribly wrong. We start with 1974's "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three," our first example of the triangle formed among helpless passengers, a mysterious invader, and the everyman hero who tries to intervene. At 18 minutes, we hop aboard a similar movie that's about twice as long and twice as fast (at least over 50 mph). It's 1994's "Speed," and we discuss what would be different if Tom Cruise played the role of Officer Travern instead of Keanu Reeves. Lastly, we revisit the Miracle On The Hudson with 2016's "Sully." Only in Clint Eastwood's version of events, airline suits and talk show hosts are the bad guys. Nothing to do now but hang on.