New York City is about to be taken for a ride. It's just an ordinary day for subway dispatcher Walter Garber (Denzel Washington), until a vicious gang of criminals led by the mysterious Ryder (John Travolta) hijacks one of the city's train cars. The ransom: ten million dollars. The deadline: one hour. Now Walter is thrust into a race against time to save the lives of all the innocent hostages on board....and stop Ryder from getting away. From director Tony Scott and screenwriter Brian Helgeland (Man On Fire).