If you only experience one version of “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three” make it this version. While the more recent remake with Denzel Washington and John Travolta isn’t the worst film I’ve ever seen, the original is far superior and seemed to work better for me.
I have seen both the original and the remake, and find the original, which I saw 2nd, to be superior. The acting was better, it was funnier and the story was better. Overall, much better movie and worth your time.