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Release Date:
26 January 1968 (West Germany) See more »
At 1:55 a.m. Joe Ferrone and Artie Connors went looking for kicks. They found it 7 minutes later in "The Incident." See more »
Late one night, two young toughs hold hostage the passengers in one car of a New York subway train. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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4 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Victor Arnold ... Tony Goya
Robert Bannard ... Pfc. Phillip Carmatti

Beau Bridges ... Pfc. Felix Teflinger

Ruby Dee ... Joan Robinson
Robert Fields ... Kenneth Otis

Jack Gilford ... Sam Beckerman

Mike Kellin ... Harry Purvis

Ed McMahon ... Bill Wilks

Gary Merrill ... Douglas McCann

Donna Mills ... Alice Keenan
Tony Musante ... Joe Ferrone

Brock Peters ... Arnold Robinson

Thelma Ritter ... Bertha Beckerman

Martin Sheen ... Artie Connors

Jan Sterling ... Muriel Purvis

Diana Van der Vlis ... Helen Wilks
Kathleen Smith ... Wilks' Daughter
Henry Proach ... Derelict
Neal Hynes ... Change Booth Attendant
Ben Levi ... Man Who Gets Mugged
Marty Meyers ... Pool Hall Owner
Don De Leo ... Mr. Carmatti
Ted Lawrie ... Host
John Servetnik ... Bartender
Ray Cole ... Young Man #1
Barry Del Rae ... Young Man #2
Nico Hartos ... Policeman
Maxine McCrey ... Negro Woman

Nina Hansen ... Mrs. Carmatti

Directed by
Larry Peerce 
Writing credits
Nicholas E. Baehr (story and screenplay)

Produced by
Edward Meadow .... producer
Monroe Sachson .... producer
Original Music by
Charles Fox 
Terry Knight 
Cinematography by
Gerald Hirschfeld (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Armond Lebowitz 
Production Design by
Emanuel Gerard  (as Manny Gerard)
Art Direction by
Emanuel Gerard 
Set Decoration by
Robert Drumheller 
Costume Design by
Muriel Gettinger 
Makeup Department
Herman Buchman .... makeup artist
Lee Trent .... hair stylist
Ben Nye .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
David Golden .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Barnett .... assistant director
Alex Hapsas .... second assistant director
Michael Blum .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Joseph M. Caracciolo .... property master (as Joe Caracciolo)
Emanuel Gerard .... designer: subway car (as Manny Gerard)
Fred Hempe .... set dresser
John Michalak .... carpenter
Mickey Oates .... construction coordinator
Murray P. Stern .... scenic artist (as Murray Stern)
Hans Swanson .... carpenter (as Hans Swenson)
Sound Department
Gilles Barberis .... audio restorer
Jack C. Jacobsen .... sound (as Jack Jacobsen)
Gary Lebowitz .... sound effects editor
Erno Sethy .... sound effects editor
Dick Vorisek .... sound mixer (as Richard Vorisek)
Visual Effects by
Milton Olshin .... head projection operator (as Milt Oshins)
Camera and Electrical Department
Larry Barr .... grip
Samuel Dinen .... still photographer (as Samuel Dinin)
Alec Hirschfeld .... camera assistant
Richard C. Kratina .... camera operator (as Dick Kratina)
Milton Moshlak .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jeane Huljack .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Irving Rathner .... negative cutter
Music Department
Charles Fox .... conductor
Other crew
Jurgen Jacobsen .... assistant to producer
Ralph M. Leo .... production accountant (as Ralph Leo)
Renata Stoia .... script supervisor

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Also Known As:
"The Incident" - Canada (English title) (imdb display title)
"El incidente" - Argentina (imdb display title), Spain
"Инцидентът" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"Инцидент, или Случай в метро" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Het uur der lafaards" - Belgium (Flemish title) (imdb display title)
"Incident ... und sie kannten kein Erbarmen" - West Germany
"Incidentul" - Romania (imdb display title)
"Incydent" - Poland
"Korkunç olay" - Turkey (Turkish title)
"L'incident" - France (imdb display title)
"Nea Yorki, ora 3" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"New York hajnali háromkor" - Hungary (imdb display title)
"New York kl. 3 nat" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"New York: ore tre - L'ora dei vigliacchi" - Italy (imdb display title)
"O Incidente" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"Terror i natten" - Norway
"Terroristerna" - Finland (Swedish title)
"Terroristit" - Finland
"Välikohtaus" - Finland (TV title)
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107 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:M | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1968) | Portugal:(Banned) | Sweden:15 | UK:12 | UK:Rejected (original rating) (1968) | USA:Approved (Suggested for Mature Audiences) | West Germany:16 (f) (cut)

Did You Know?

Movie debut of Martin Sheen.See more »
[repeated line]
Artie Connors:SPEECH! SPEECH!
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Movie Connections:
References "Felix the Cat" (1958)See more »


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15 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Taut, well made thriller, 13 April 2005
Author: The Gryphon from Palm Desert, California

The plot is simple: Late night subway riders are terrorized by 2 thugs out for kicks. The thugs jam the subway doors so no one can get on or off and the conductor never visits the car. It really makes the viewer feel trapped with the rest of the victims, who are, by the way, pretty standard stereotypes of everyday America. There's the teenagers in love who are always kissing, the black man with a chip on his shoulder about white America and his social worker wife who pleads for him to not be so angry, two servicemen on their way to or back from an assignment and one has his arm in a cast, the harried married couple with a sleeping child, the elderly Jewish couple, the alcoholic, the squabbling couple, a man who may or may not be homosexual, a sleeping bum, and that may or may not be all. Tony Musante as the creepier of the two tough guys is well played. He has venom dripping off of him like a coiled serpent about to strike. His villainy is so real you I sometimes wondered if he was acting or just really mean in person. Martin Sheen, of all people, plays the other tough guy, who seems like he is drawn along by the lead of his pal into the mental and physical games they play on the other subway riders. The two laugh a lot at the misfortunes of their sport and as you watch you wonder if there is a happy ending in sight or is this one of those movies where nobody goes home happy, not even the viewer. The movie is in stark black and white and made better by that fact. In the shadows behind each characters eyes you see a universe of fear and loathing but you keep looking for a positive sign. A very well made movie with my only quibble being that the set up is kinda long. We see each person making it to the fateful subway car and learn their back history. If this film were remade today I can see this entire section being dropped. We could start right in on the subway and use flashbacks to illuminate the histories. But that's just me.

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