Well, with all these endorsements, I'm going to have to check it out then. "Jaws" is one of my all-time faves, and I'll watch it every time it's on. I love Robert Shaw in that movie. But it's funny to stop and think that he was a Brit, especially after that gritty New England portrayal. Something I was reading said that the tension on-screen between him and Richard Dreyfuss was real and had moved from off-screen. Shaw basically saw Dreyfuss much like their characters saw each other, and there was not a lot of respect at first.
The rest of the cast for the original Pelham sounds awesome! I'll remind my husband to put it on our list of movies to get in. Of course I LOVED Martin Balsam in The Bedford Incident and Twelve Angry Men, both wonderful movies in my opinion. And I mean, really, Matthau and Elizondo?? WOW! How did I miss this?