‘The Incident’

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on January 20, 2008

Q I once saw Beau Bridges playing a sailor with a broken arm on the "L" in Chicago, defending people from bullies who took over the car. What was the name of the movie?
—Doris Snider, De Soto, Ill.

The movie you saw was The Incident, a 1967 morality tale set in a subway car taken over by a gang of New York toughs who terrorize one-by-one the other passengers, none of which is anxious to get involved in anyone else's situation. Bridges was part of a large ensemble cast brimming with familiar faces: Martin Sheen, Ruby Dee, Johnny Carson sidekick Ed McMahon and Donna Mills.