Read the book before you see…

Fifty dead men walking: directed by Kari Skogland and starring Jim Sturgess, Rose McGowan, Ben Kingsley & Kevin Zegers.

This crime thriller movie is loosely based on the autobiography Fifty dead men walking written by Martin McGartland.

Martin is a spy for the IRA. He started as a volunteer and worked himself up. Everything goes well until one day he winds up in the wrong hands and barely escapes his death. After that he goes in hiding with the help from his best friend and former British police colleague.

The taking of Pelham 123: directed by Tony Scott and starring Denzel Washington, John Travolta, John Turturro & James Gandolfini.

This thriller film is based on the novel of the same name by Morton Freedgood (writing under the pseudonym John Godey).

A four men strong gang, led by “Ryder” board a metro in New York. The group uncouple the front car from the rest of the train and hold the passengers of that car hostage and demand a $10 million in ransom money to be paid within the next 60 minutes. Meanwhile MTA dispatcher Garber tries to negotiate with “Ryder” to get the hostages safe, but he has no idea which route the metro will take.