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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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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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Additional Details

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
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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?

The New York Transit Authority denied permission to film even background shots on its property, but the filmmakers shot them anyway. Cinematographer Gerald Hirschfeld and an assistant rode the subway with a hidden camera, and when its sound was noticed, they stopped and came back later to finish the job. Hirschfeld said in an interview that he filmed in black and white in order to get "the most realistic style of photography possible"; test shots were taken in muted color but they were deemed to distract from the desired "somber" effect.See more »
Pfc. Felix Teflinger:Where were you buddy?See more »
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Featured in Ira & Abby (2006)See more »


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47 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
where has this movie been?, 21 March 2005
Author: (jules32) from long beach, california

I caught this movie on AMC at 3 o'clock this morning (or so), and was blown away! What a tense, gritty drama - and what a cast! I was trying to figure out who was who, as they were all so young (Ed McMahon? Donna Mills? Ruby Dee without Ossie Davis? Wow!) Martin Sheen's baby face made his psycho character all the more frightening. To me, the movie is a great time capsule of the sixties, and of New York. I do have a complaint to register regarding the AMC channel - instead of squeezing the end credits to make room for commercials for the next movie, how about staying true to your movie fans who have a compulsive need to read the credits, and show them full-screen to the end? Who's with me on this one? Thank goodness for IMDb to get us through!

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