‘Pelham 1 2 3’ premieres in L.A.

Washington, Travolta 'sang duets over the mic'

“The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3” rolled into Westwood station Thursday for Sony’s world premiere at the Mann Village Theater.

The NYC transit-themed red carpet and after-party included a replica train car, turnstiles, faux newspaper stands and an oversized MTA card for entry to the post-screening soiree.

“I grew up in New York, so I grew up on the subway,” said pic’s star Denzel Washington.

Washington said he and co-star John Travolta “sang duets over the mic” since most of the action alternates between the control center and the hijacked subway car.

“We had a microphone relationship,” explained Washington.

During the after-party, producer Todd Black described how energetic helmer Tony Scott would prepare for each shot. “He would breathe really fast, jump up and down, use four-letter words in a funny way, get everyone pumped up with a ton of energy and go ‘fucking action!’ “

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