Washington plays Walter Garber alongside John Travolta. Ryder, played by Travolta, and his crew hijack New York subway train: Pelham 123. After the hijacking, Ryder insists that he will only negotiate with dispatcher Garber. Authorities question this as Garber was recently demoted and investigated for bribery. On working with director Tony Scott:
I loved working with Tony. He’s the best. He has a good heart. His brother said he’s the most technical advanced of any filmmaker that’s out there. He knows all the tricks, he knows every shot.